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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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Brown envelope at airport sees Tower Snow come down to earth with a bump

Ex-Brobeck Phleger & Harrison chairman Tower Snow has been expelled from the firm following the leak of the attempted 35-partner exodus to Clifford Chance, which he led As revealed on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews, Snow was met from a flight to San Francisco by a gate agent who handed him an envelope containing the news that he […]

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Norton Rose wins the prize for best corporate entertainment this month and Tulkinghorn is very pleased indeed that he and other selected journalists were invited to tag along too. The firm has sponsored the Heineken Cup rugby tournament and the good news is that it chartered a train to take 700 or so clients to […]

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Fraser Robertson reports on the Royal Court of Jersey’s recent decision concerning the right of strangers to view documents of a trust when they are attacking the heirship of that trust In a recent case – In the Matter of the CA Settlement (Jersey unreported 2 May 2002) – the Royal Court of Jersey considered […]

Hill Dickinson loses another to Liverpool firm

Niche Liverpool property firm Murphy Hodgkinson has poached Hill Dickinson’s head of property development Vincent Fairclough As well as his time in private practice, Fairclough has also acted as in-house counsel for both Wainhomes and Redrow Homes. He follows former Hill Dickinson partner Karen Murphy, who left to set up Murphy Hodgkinson in 2000.

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