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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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Bar Council launches Web listing

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A meeting of minds

When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.” This advice to the aspiring advocate, said to be current among Tennessee attornies, is probably not the sort of advice English barristers go to the American Bar Association […]

In brief: Booths' employment group recruits two

The employment services group at Leeds firm Booth & Co has expanded with the appointment of two new fee earners. Frank Sutcliffe, 46, has left academia for Booths. After working in the penal research unit at Oxford University and teaching at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, he became a lecturer in law […]

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