This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 16th November 2014

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Newsflash: Canary Wharf Brexit frustration dispute settled

By Gwendoline Davies, Martin McKeague We reported, in February this year, the High Court’s decision in Canary Wharf v EMA [1] that Brexit will not frustrate (and therefore effectively terminate) the European Medical Agency’s lease at Canary Wharf. The High Court’s decision was generally welcomed because, had the High Court found for the EMA, countless leases and commercial contracts […]

A new energy and carbon reporting framework is in force

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson A new energy and carbon reporting framework applies from 1 April 2019, following abolition of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the introduction of corresponding increases in rates of climate change levy. The Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations […]

Directors’ remuneration: New regulations are in force

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson The Companies (Directors’ Remuneration Policy and Directors’ Remuneration Report) Regulations 2019 have come into force. The regulations introduce new requirements in relation to a company’s remuneration policy and remuneration report. The Companies (Directors’ Remuneration Policy and Directors’ Remuneration Report) Regulations 2019 (2019 Regulations) came into […]

Consultation launched into corporate transparency and reform of the Companies Register

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson On 5 May 2019 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a consultation on proposals to increase the transparency of UK corporate entities and to enhance the role of Companies House. The potential reforms would amount to the biggest changes to the UK […]

New proposals to make disclosure of distributable reserves mandatory

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson Concerns are mounting that the capital maintenance regime is being undermined and that the time has come for the disclosure of distributable and non-distributable reserves to be mandatory within a company’s audited accounts. Over the last few months there have been numerous reviews and consultations […]

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Marrache liquidators sue Baker Tilly for £28m in bid to recoup lost client funds

The liquidators of Gibraltar firm Marrache & Co are suing the local branch of accountancy firm Baker Tilly for negligence, breach of duty, conspiracy and dishonest assistance for audit advice given prior to Marrache’s collapse in 2010. The case, brought by the joint liquidators, Chantrey Vellacott partner Adrian Hyde and PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Edgar Lavarello, is […]

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Littleton snares 3VB’s Cooklin as director of clerking

Littleton Chambers has hired 3 Verulam Buildings’ (3VB) senior practice manager Paul Cooklin as director of clerking. Cooklin will join Littleton in the New Year. He will become the most senior member of the set’s clerking team, working alongside commercial director Nigel McEwen who has an outward-facing role at the chambers. McEwen joined Littleton in […]

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