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Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

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RPC has increased revenue by 16 per cent from £38.7m to £46m in the half-year period from 1 May to 31 October 2014.  RPC reported a 2.4 per cent rise in turnover from £82.1m to £84.1m, alongside a 3 per cent drop in profit from £26.8m to £26m, at the end of the latest financial […]

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The first Brics expo was held on 29–31 October 2014 in Kimberley, the capital of Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Two partners from Africa Legal Affairs Center (ALAC) of King & Capital Law Firm, Edward Huang and Joe Zhou, attended the exhibition. Northern Cape is the largest province of South Africa, accounting for about 29.7 […]

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The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal brought by a Saudi prince over a series of court sanctions in relation to his case against a former shareholder, handing a win to Teacher Stern just months after taking over the mandate from Howard Kennedy.  HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud brought the […]

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European moves: 13 November 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has promoted two lawyers to its partnership. Reinier Kleipool is a corporate specialist, while Jeroen van der Schrieck focuses mainly on litigation. The promotions bring the number of partners at the firm to 63. Central & […]

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