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Barrister slams legal crowdfunding platform in transgender rights row

A criminal barrister’s fight against her own chambers and Stonewall took an unexpected turn today, as Allison Bailey criticised a crowdfunding platform for removing her page without warning. Bailey, who has so far raised over £60,000 to fund her Employment Tribunal claim against Garden Court Chambers and the charity, published a comprehensive Twitter post on […]

Patient confidentiality – to breach or not to breach? (Extended version)

Confidentiality is crucial to the relationship of trust and confidence between patients and their doctors. Huntington’s disease is a hereditary condition. Children of a sufferer have a 50% chance of developing the condition usually as an adult. It leads to severe physical and cognitive impairment. It is life shortening and in its later stages full-time care is required. If a father is suspected of suffering this condition, should his daughter be told even if her father has not consented? ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust looked at patient confidentiality in just such a situation.

Video: A guide to preferences

By Simon Bonney Click the link below for a closer look at preferential transactions and creditors.

On-demand webinar: Recovering from Covid-19: What we are seeing in the market

As the country is eased out of lockdown, we held a webinar with our Managing Partner, Carl Jackson along with Partner, Louise Durkan and Director, Paul Slevin, to share their insights with regards to what they are seeing in the market. The webinar covers: The key concerns of business as they exit lockdown and ‘get […]

A just and equitable decision: Cayman Court of Appeal defines limits of arbitration in a winding up

On 23 April 2020, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (“CICA”) delivered an important decision in the case of Re China CVS (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., which focussed on the question of arbitrability of shareholder petitions for the winding up of a company on the just and equitable ground. The CICA (Moses JA, Martin JA and Rix JA) unanimously determined that the petition in question was not arbitrable, thus overturning the first instance decision of Kawaley J, which formed the subject of our bulletin “Court Grants Mandatory Arbitration Stay in Winding Up Proceedings”.

Charles Banner QC, Keating

Keating Chambers snags Heathrow silk from Landmark

Keating Chambers has snagged a silk from Landmark Chambers, with Charles Banner QC joining the set. Banner is an English and Irish qualified barrister, who took silk last year and was the youngest in his cohort, aged 38. His recent instructions include high profile judicial reviews concerning the HS2 and Stansted Airport Expansion projects, the […]

Bensons for Beds

City trio lead on Bensons for Beds pre-pack deal

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, Eversheds Sutherland and Shoosmiths have been called up on the latest retail restructuring as Harveys falls into administration and Bensons for Beds is saved. Furniture store Harveys collapsed into administration yesterday while sister company Bensons for Beds has been bought by its former owner, turnaround firm Alteri Investors through […]

football

Wigan Athletic’s administrators call on Walker Morris in rescue bid

Walker Morris has been handed the mandate by the administrators seeking to save Wigan Athletic FC from insolvency. The firm’s head of sport David Hinchcliffe is on call as it seeks a buyer for the club. Three partners from Begbies Traynor have been appointed as the joint administrators. The Championship club has faced significant financial […]

Stonewall Pride

Barrister raises £60,000 in fight against own chambers and Stonewall

A criminal defence barrister has instructed Slater & Gordon partner Peter Daly and 11KBW’s Aileen McColgan QC after bringing a case against her own chambers and LGBT charity Stonewall. Allison Bailey, who is a member of Garden Court Chambers, has so far raised over £60,000 in crowdfunding for her Employment Tribunal claim, arguing that she […]

European Parliament adopts the Taxonomy Regulation

Another milestone on the EU’s path to achieving the goal of a climate neutral union was reached on 18 June 2020, as the EU Parliament adopted new legislation on sustainable investments, one of the key features of the European Commission’s action plan on sustainable finance in the domain of capital markets (including the ESG Disclosure Regulation and the ESG Benchmarks Regulation.