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Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

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In brief: Forensic expert joins Manchester firm

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Americans meet

The American Bar Association will hold its 58th mid-year meeting in San Antonio, Texas, from 29 January to 4 February 1997. The Board of Governors will meet to consider its recommendations on policy matters to be debated by the ABA’s House of Delegates. Its nominations for several key ABA positions, including the president elect, will […]

Appeals of drug trafficking

The House of Lords is considering whether to entertain an appeal by Customs and Excise against an Appeal Court decision on 19 February allowing an appeal by Michael Emmett, who is serving 12.5 years for drug trafficking offences, in respect of a confiscation order against him. The Law Lords have allowed Emmett until Thursday to […]

Judges furious as police quit courts

Circuit judges have called on chief constables throughout the country to reconsider their policy of withdrawing police from Crown Court complexes. The Council of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges is worried after a series of incidents involving intimidation of jurors, courtroom violence and, in one instance, drug dealing in the middle of a case. “What use […]

David Owens on judicial reviews in Health Service litigation

The past year has seen significant growth in a new area of litigation for Health Service bodies. In addition to the burdens of allegations of clinical negligence and the consequential litigation, there are a number of new types of challenge being brought by way of judicial review. One aspect of this has been the rising […]

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