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By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

Implications of a ‘no Brexit deal’ on business structuring, accounting and audit

By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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In brief: Dibbs hits the £100m mark on fee income

Dibb Lupton Alsop’s fee income last year topped £100m for the first time ever, the firm says. Nigel Knowles, managing partner said breaking the £100m figure had been his first target following the merger of Dibb Lupton Broomhead and Alsop Wilkinson last September. The firm has appointed 11 new partners – four in Manchester, four […]

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The Law Society and the Bar Council officially joined forces this week to launch the Careers Advice Network aimed at advising law graduates and co-ordinating information between law schools and graduate careers advisers. Simon Baker, chairman of the Law Society’s training committee, said: “We are offering a small dedicated central careers information staff, redesigned publications, […]

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The Top 100 survey reveals that UK practices are wising up to mergers and the influx of overseas firms, says Linda Tsang. Almost half of the firms in this year’s Top 100 survey disclosed either their gross fee income and/or the percentage rise in turnover. This may be an indication of how confident firms are […]

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