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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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Merger conflicts drive more partners from Shaw Pittman

Nine more partners are leaving Shaw Pittman following the five that left last week as the firm rapidly weeds out those conflicted by, or not enamoured with, the firm’s merger with Pillsbury Winthrop As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (10 March), Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) is the chief beneficiary, taking a group of six partners, including […]

ABN’s new legal chief set to roll out law firm panel overhaul

ABN Amro is poised to launch a full-scale review of its law firm roster following the appointment of the Dutch investment bank’s new legal chief last year. The panel review will be led by ABN’s new global head of legal John Collins, who succeeded Laurie Adams in October 2004. Adams quit ABN last September to […]

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ABN Amro is poised to launch a full-scale review of its law firm roster following the appointment of the Dutch investment bank’s new legal chief last year. The panel review will be led by ABN’s new global head of legal John Collins, who succeeded Laurie Adams in October 2004. Adams quit ABN last September to […]

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Len Goodrich, head of property, Lewis Silkin What was your first ever job? Recycling ammunition boxes for a Ministry of Defence contractor during the 1970 summer school holidays. No health and safety controls there. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Returning from a completion with the money and the deeds. Where’s the best […]

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