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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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Slaughters partners set for £2m pay day

Slaughter and May partners are anticipating a record year, with partners at the top of the equity on target to hit £2.5m if current conditions prevail – a jump of 79 per cent from last year’s figure of £1.4m. Slaughters sources said at the half-year stage the firm’s billings had grown by nearly 30 per […]

Name partner Giuliani begins White House bid

Bracewell & Giuliani’s name partner and former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani is a step closer to becoming the next US president. Giuliani, who is senior partner at the Texas-headquartered firm, filed papers on Friday (10 November) to create the ‘Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee’. An exploratory committee is a means for potential candidates to […]

Trader left shaken, not stirred, by Linklaters

Casino Royale mayhem has grabbed the nation’s attention, and hundreds of thousands of cinema-goers will be rushing out to see the latest James Bond movie this weekend. But news of Davenport Lyons‘ fascinating tax arrangements for the Bond movie (it’s the last time this particular loophole can be used) was of less interest to readers […]

BP Collins

BP Collins was founded in 1966 by Brian Collins and so celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Originally focused on conveyancing, the firm at one point had 10 different locations in the Thames Valley, but consolidated these into bases at Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield as the firm developed into a full-service practice. Chief operating officer: […]

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