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High Court rules on key contractual issues in post office group litigation

By Gwendoline Davies, Nick McQueen On 15 March 2019, the High Court handed down its first judgment on substantive issues in the high-profile Post Office Group Litigation, as Commercial Dispute Resolution specialists Gwendoline Davies and Nick McQueen explain. The judgment, which stretches to 315 pages, is notable because it covers many different key contractual issues, […]

Unfair relationships: The latest for lenders

By Christina Gill January 2019 saw two key cases concerning ‘unfair relationships’ between lenders and borrowers. Banking & Finance Litigation specialist Christina Gill looks at Pontearso v Greenlands Trading and Pilgrim Rock v Iwaniuk  and explains the latest key takeaways for lenders. What is an ‘unfair relationship’? Section 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) provides […]

The changing face of non-disclosure agreements

By Jo Tunnicliff Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has announced that the rules surrounding non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses will become more restrictive. We look at the proposed changes and how these could impact employers. How are such agreements used at the moment? Currently, a large number of employers use NDAs and confidentiality agreements to […]

Care home providers get new guidance from the CMA on terms of service

By Nina Smith The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued guidance for care home providers to assist with compliance under both the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The previous guidance, issued by the Office of Fair Trading back in 2003, was withdrawn at the start of […]

Gas safety certificate must be provided before start of residential tenancy

By Georgina Kenny, Lucy Shepherd A second case confirms that a landlord who fails to provide a gas safety certificate before the start of a residential tenancy cannot later terminate the tenancy by using a section 21 notice. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (the Regulations) oblige landlords to provide a copy of […]

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KLegal takes head of telecoms at Rakisons

KLegal, the law firm associated with top five accountants KPMG, has poached the head of telecoms from City firm Rakisons. Chris Hoyle is one of the leading telecoms lawyers in London, and his departure will be a big blow to Rakisons. The telecoms practice generates nearly a quarter of the firm’s turnover. Hoyle is the […]

Linklaters appoints first Managing Partner for Asia

Andrew Roberts, a Linklaters partner with years of experience working in Asia, will oversee the management of Linklaters’ five offices in the area – Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shangai, Singapore and Tokyo. Roberts, who will be based in Singapore, will co-ordinate regional marketing and resourcing initiatives to promote Linklaters’ corporate and finance practices in the region. […]

Join the identity parade

Paul Caplan reports on the five firms short-listed for The Lawyer’s corporate brand award. A few years ago the very idea of marketing awards for the legal profession would have been unthinkable. Very few firms would have thought an entry worthwhile and it is doubtful there would have been anything worth judging. But times have […]

Financings

Ashurst Morris Crisp represented Atlantic Telecom Group on raising £197m through a high yield bond offering. The company will use the proceeds, with £93.8m from a recent equity fund raising and £58.5m from an issue of shares to Marconi, to invest in its business. Coporate partner Jeremy Sheldon led a team of six on the […]

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