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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Barrister slams 'mean' tariffs

BARRISTER Robert Latham has called on the Home Secretary to drop his plans for a criminal injuries tariff system and restore the old system of compensation. Speaking at last week’s annual Victim Support meeting, Latham, head of chambers at 1 Pump Court, said that the new system was “mean” and “unfair”, and had been “introduced […]

Law Society launches insurance to underpin conditional fees

LAWYERS are being warned of “expensive imitations” as the Law Society launches a package of products to underpin the radical no-win, no-fee system. The society’s conditional fees insurance scheme, described as “the key to a major new legal services package”, is one of several initiatives to help get the new system off the ground. But […]

Bar hauls up Inns over equal opportunities code

THE INNS of Court have failed to show a 100 per cent commitment to equal opportunities, according to senior Bar Council members. The council is set to pull the Inns into line with its own code of equal opportunity practice following a vote at the Bar’s AGM. Gray’s Inn, Lincoln’s Inn and Middle Temple rejected […]

Lloyd's vows to carry on pursuing Names

LLOYD’S is to continue pursuing its member Names to cover its losses, despite this month’s Court of Appeal ruling in the cases of Names Clementson and Mason. Names pressure group the Writs Response Group (WRG) saw a significant victory in the court decision that it could use the defence that Lloyd’s central fund was in […]

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