In this case law update video, Kate Selway QC is in conversation with Edward Hicks, who acted as junior counsel for the successful respondent before Mrs Justice Falk in Clitheroe v Bond  EWHC 1102 (Ch), on appeal from the decision of Deputy Master Linwood at trial pronouncing against two wills of the deceased for want of testamentary capacity ( EWHC 1185 (Ch)). The appeal considered, among other things, whether the test for capacity in Banks v Goodfellow had been replaced by the test for capacity in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Tom Dumont QC and Ed Hicks of Radcliffe Chambers together with Amanda Smallcombe of Birkett Long, discuss the judgment of Mrs Justice Falk in Clitheroe v Bond  EWHC 1102 (Ch), in which they represented the successful respondent.
Landlords fail in their attempt to force Nominees to return their fees and in their bid to establish a meaningful precedent in their ongoing fight against CVAs
Our speakers consider the decisions in JCAM Commercial Real Estate Property XV Ltd v Davis Haulage Ltd  EWCA Civ 276, Re Tokenhouse VB Ltd  EWHC 3171 (Ch) and Re Seabrook Road Ltd  EWHC 436 (Ch). They will continue the debate around the effectiveness of defective administration appointments, expressing their own views as to the correctness – or otherwise – of those decisions.
During this Junior Programme: Commercial webinar, hosted by Poppy Rimington-Pounder and James Fagan, Poppy considers when a parent company may be found liable for the acts of its subsidiary, the recent Supreme Court case of Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc.
Although this summer sees the lifting of lockdown restrictions across the UK, the re-opening of workplaces does not automatically signal a return to ‘business as usual’. In this briefing, we bring you up to speed on the key issues and latest developments on working life and Covid-19.
Post-Covid, how do we revive our urban centres, now and in the future? What does the future hold for work, retail, entertainment and living? These were some of the issues discussed when Birmingham real estate partner, Beth McArdle, chaired a session at the Big Tent Festival 2021 in Coventry. Joining Beth on the panel were: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Director of Research at Institute of Future Transport & Cities, Coventry University; Trish Willetts, Coventry BID Director; and Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change, Coventry City Council.
Legislative amendments to the British Virgin Islands trust legislation took effect on 9 July 2021 under the Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2021. The reforms introduce welcome improvements to the BVI’s Trustee Act and ensure that the BVI remains a leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment, administration, and maintenance of trusts.
The power to exclude a beneficiary from a trust must be exercised with due care, failing which an excluded beneficiary may be able to obtain relief from the court.
For sophisticated investors looking for the next opportunity, decentralized finance (DeFi) offers a new way to invest in crypto assets in an on-demand digital world. However, before jumping in with both feet it’s critical to understand what DeFi is, how it works, its potential return on investment and its inherent risks. In this session we explore the burgeoning DeFi landscape, outline key legal considerations and highlight strategies that are currently being offered on various platforms.
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Bridgepoint has appointed a new general counsel from within its own ranks after its London listing. Rachel Thompson, who has been at the private equity house since 2009, succeeds longstanding GC Charlie Barter. Before joining Bridgepoint, she practised as an associate at Clifford Chance. Barter, who is now listed as a partner at Bridgepoint, had […]
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Addleshaw Goddard has brought in a Jones Day partner to boost its leveraged finance team, as the UK firm continues to add more lawyers in London. Ewen Scott joins the firm’s City practice after three years at Jones Day. Prior to this he spent seven years at Ashurst, making partner in 2016, having begun his […]
Test & Trace general counsel Dan Toner has left the national programme’s legal function, a year after joining to help get it off the ground in the battle against Covid-19. Toner was brought in as GC of Test & Trace last summer. It was launched on 28 May as part of the Government’s Covid recovery […]
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