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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 […]

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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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Former City lawyer to be struck off over excessive expenses claims

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We wish to point out that the town and county planning group based at 5 Fountain Court, Birmingham, is headed by QCs Harry Wolton and Martin Kingston, and not QCs Jeremy Cahill and Roger Giles as stated in our Midland focus feature ‘Set to take on London’ published in The Lawyer 4 April.

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Deacon declared personally bankrupt

MERSEYSIDE solicitor David Deacon, a founder of the collapsed Liverpool firm Deacon Goldrein Green (DGG), has been declared personally bankrupt. Petitioning creditors, Chester-based NWS Trust, last week successfully applied for the bankruptcy order at Liverpool County Court. Deacon, who left the 18 office firm two years before it became the biggest ever law firm receivership […]

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