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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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In brief: GrandMet/Guinness appoint in-house team

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MP calls for law centres network

A PARLIAMENTARY early day motion has been tabled by Labour MP Martin Linton calling for the government to set up a national network of law centres. The tabling of the motion coincides with a meeting organised by the Law Centres Federation, being held at the House of Commons this Wednesday, to discuss plans for such […]

In brief: Law Soc spends £1.2m on Leith's caterers

The Law Society has awarded the well known catering company Leith’s a £1.2m contract to provide in-house catering at the Law Society Hall in Chancery Lane. The contract will last for three years and will, according to the society, “set new standards in the service it offers”.

Pair of Home Counties firms tie the knot

st albans firm Taylor Walton has merged with Wainwrights of Hemel Hempstead to form one of the largest practices in the northern Home Counties. The merged firm will have 17 partners and 130 staff. It will be known as Taylor Walton in St Albans, Harpenden and Luton, and as Taylor Walton Wainwrights in Hemel Hempstead. […]

In brief: Nabarros' construction head joins Nortons

Martin Bridgewater, former head of construction at Nabarro Nathanson, has joined Norton Rose as a partner. Bridgewater stepped down as head of construction to become a consultant in March because he was unhappy about restructuring in the firm. Norton Rose has also poached emerging market specialist Campbell Steedman, who is based in Romania, from Sinclair […]

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