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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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ECHR challenges validity of Proceeds of Crime Bill

The government’s Proceeds of Crime Bill, part of last month’s Queen’s Speech, is considered unlikely by lawyers to ever become legislation because of a Strasbourg judgment that is due this month Key fraud lawyers argue that the Government is walking a narrow tightrope in introducing the bill just weeks before the European Court of Human […]

Cadwalader takes on Weil Gotshal ace

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is growing its financial restructuringpractice in New York with a Weil Gotshal & Manges partner. Adam Rogoff is the second restructuring partner to leave Weil Gotshal’s practice in New York in as many months, after Corinne Ball jumped ship for Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (The Lawyer, 14 May). Rogoff’s practice […]

In-house Commerce and Industry Team of the Year

Virgin Group 2nd place: Lattice3rd place: Skandia Life UKShortlisted: Canary Wharf, JD WetherspoonThe winner of the In-house Commerce and Industry Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Rowe & Maw, is Virgin Group. The diversity of the group ranges from financial products to bridal wear, but despite a turnover of around £3bn and having 25,000 […]

Go jump off a building

It seems that no one can escape from Big Brother, not even the City. Security was being tightened at Richards Butler last week after both Penny Ellis, the schoolteacher who was the first to be voted out of this year’s Big Brother house, and last year’s winner Craig Phillips, stormed the building by abseiling down […]

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