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 The appeal considered, among other things, whether the test for capacity in Banks v Goodfellow had been replaced by the test for capacity in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.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.
For a short time, following the decisions of Foskett J in Giambrone and the Court of Appeal in Travelers, it looked as though the scope for obtaining third party costs orders against insurers was much wider than had previously been appreciated. Then the Supreme Court decided Travelers.
1. Pan-Channel Islands developments 1.1 Economic substance regime now extended to partnerships 1.2 The International Stock Exchange reports a record number of Q1 listings 2. Jersey developments 2.1 Self-managed funds must satisfy the economic substance test – Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 2021 2.2 Changes made to Funds Business fee rates 2.3 Disclosure requirements for sustainable investment aim to combat greenwashing 2.4 Duty of supervisory body to use a risk-based approach 2.5 Investment in lawful cannabis industry is now permitted 2.6 First quarter fund statistics 3. Guernsey developments 3.1 Revisions to Private Investment Fund rules 3.2 Three new consultation papers on the Revision of Laws Project 3.3 De-regulation of Non-Guernsey Scheme regime 3.4 First quarter investment statistics 3.5 Finance sector code of corporate governance
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In its policy statement PS19/22, “Guidance on crypto-assets”, the Financial Conduct Authority divided crypto-assets into “three broad categories”: exchange tokens, utility tokens and security tokens.
With Hawk-Eye in tennis, Hot Spot in cricket and pass completion percentages in football, 18 months into a global pandemic, it was inevitable that sports have continued to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance live experiences for its fans.
Switching a document management system (DMS) can feel a lot like taking on Mt Everest. And while the change process is not for the faint of heart, the dividends it pays can place you—and your firm—on top of the world.
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