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Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

No novation is not ideal

In M Hart Construction Ltd & Anor v Ideal Response Group Ltd [2018] the court refused to enforce two adjudicators’ decisions on the basis that there was no contract between the parties. There had not been an effective novation from an original contracting party.  The adjudicators therefore did not have jurisdiction to determine the disputes. Another […]

Trade associations call for company voluntary arrangement reforms

Reforms are needed to the current company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process, according to both R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF). R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) has published a research report recommending a number of reforms to improve the effectiveness and reputation of CVAs. These include: Capping […]

How the courts are interpreting long-term maintenance contracts

By Ian Yule The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) may be past its peak, but various cases have come to court in the past few years involving long-term maintenance contracts, including PFIs. Three cases in particular are worth noting. They have featured issues such as whether terms should be implied about co-operation, how good faith clauses […]

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Chadbourne goes back to the future to launch in Dubai

US firm Chadbourne & Parke is relaunching in Dubai after a 14-year absence, giving the energy-strong firm its eighth international office. The eight-lawyer Dubai office will be led by Jack Greenwald, who was a partner in the firm’s original Dubai office. He left in 1989 to open his own boutique, Greenwald Legal Consultancy. Greenwald said: […]

Hammonds to help revive Birmingham exchange

Hammonds has advised regional development agency Advantage West Midlands (AWM) on re-establishing the long-defunct Birmingham Stock Exchange. The online exchange, known as Investbx, will enable West Midlands-based small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to raise equity finance of up to £2m. It is set for a summer launch and could pave the way for the re-establishment […]

Lawrence Graham enjoys triple boost from LaSalle relationship

Lawrence Graham has completed the third in a trio of real estate deals for new client LaSalle UK Ventures, the £1bn private equity fund set up by LaSalle Investment Management last year. Lawrence Graham won the mandate from LaSalle UK Venture managing director Charles Maudsley, who joined the business from Axa Real Estate Investment Managers […]

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Real estate QC steps up to the bench

The High Court chancery division has a new judge in the form of real estate specialist Paul Morgan QC of Falcon Chambers. Morgan joins former Falcon Chambers barristers Lord Neuberger and Mr Justice Lewison as a member of the judiciary. Joint head of chambers Jonathan Gaunt QC said: “This is a huge honour for us […]

Shell accedes to $450m settlement

US firm Grant & Eisenhofer (G&E) landed an advisory role on the first-ever pan-European class settlement of securities fraud claims. G&E, representing a European investment group of more than 50 investors, including some from the UK, agreed to resolve claims against Royal Dutch Shell over the company allegedly having reported an ‘overstatement’ of its oil […]

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