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Blog: Application for an inquest into Alfie Evans’ death is without merit

By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

Implications of a ‘no Brexit deal’ on business structuring, accounting and audit

By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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Crime ace switches set

High-profile barrister Richard Lissack QC has moved from the chambers of Anthony Donne QC at 2 King’s Bench Chambers to 35 Essex Street, citing the need for greater back-up as his workload grows. Lissack, the crime and fraud specialist who prosecuted the Maxwell fraud trial, said he wanted to move from a set which specialised […]

Time to get your selling act right

SEVENTY-FIVE per cent of senior pension fund advisers and administrators who responded to a recent survey on property investment think liquidity is important. The study, sponsored by AMP Asset Management and carried out by the City University on behalf of the Investment Property Forum, concludes that property is regarded as illiquid due to its indivisibility, […]

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Families feel law is 'hostile and threatening' says report

Children and their families find the way the law operates hostile and threatening rather than supportive, according to a major report to be published on 23 October. The National Commission of Inquiry into the Prevention of Child Abuse will call for radical changes in the law and the way the profession practises and implements it. […]

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