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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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Report signs SIF death warrant

The Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) is facing abolition in the light of a planned introduction of a master policy of insurance to run alongside an open market scheme. The master policy means the Law Society would buy personal indemnity from commercial insurers to cover the legal profession, as opposed to the current mutual fund. The […]

Block LPCs planned for law colleges

The College of Law is planning to abandon its part-time Legal Practice Course (LPC) at two sites in favour of a block learning system. The course, which runs one weekend a month over two years at the same cost as a part-time course, will be implemented at the College of Law’s Chester and York institutes […]

Crash! Bang! Gazump!

I AM troubled on two counts by the report in last week’s edition of The Lawyer at the inability of Solicitors’ Property Centre Network Services to obtain suitable premises because they had been gazumped. It is not at all uncommon when acting for certain clients to keep their identity secret, because to make it known […]

Andrew Price, Newcastle United's director of legal affairs and company secretary, is returning to the Leeds practice of Dibb Lupton Alsop as a partner in the corporate group

Andrew Price, Newcastle United’s director of legal affairs and company secretary, is returning to the Leeds practice of Dibb Lupton Alsop as a partner in the corporate group. Price will continue to deal with Newcastle United’s legal work. Catherine Ghosh is leaving her post as director of mergers and acquisitions at KPMG to join Bird […]

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