February 2019 Archive

Insolvency Rules...OK?

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We look at a Court of Appeal decision that is likely to have far-reaching implications on liquidators who were, naturally attracted to the idea of referring disputes to (quick and relatively inexpensive) adjudication as a means of determining monies owed to the insolvent company. More …

Recent Trends: Individual Voluntary Arrangements

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The total number of individual insolvencies increased in the first and second quarters of 2018, reaching the highest level since 2012. We look in more detail. More …

Severance of a restrictive covenant – the impact of Freshasia Foods Ltd v Jing Lu [2018]

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The Court of Appeal decision in Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2018] placed doubt on whether it was possible for parts of a single covenant to be deleted without changing the nature of the contract. More …

Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP: advice or information? SAAMCO explained

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A recent Court of Appeal case in January 2019 has provided a useful analysis on using SAAMCO to distinguish between 'advice' and 'information' cases involving financial professional negligence. More …

What employers need to know about paying life assurance benefits

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What should you consider when paying out life assurance benefits – and what are the implications if you get it wrong? Adrian Lamb, Legal Director in our Pensions and Benefits team considers the issues involved for employers and trustees. More …

Brexit and your EUTMs

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Following the rejection of the EU Withdrawal Agreement by Parliament on 15 January 2019 the chances of a no deal exit from the EU, on 29 March 2019, have increased significantly. Whilst there is little doubt that things will change over the coming weeks and any one of a number of different Brexit outcomes could arise (including no Brexit) it is important to take stock and consider where this leaves your trade mark portfolio and what, if any, action you need to take. More …

Lessons Learned in 2018

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This year there have been some interesting cases looking at the conduct of local authorities and creditors when commencing bankruptcy proceedings or serving court documents on debtors. More …