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Service of contractual notices under standard form financial contracts - lessons to learn
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

Where a contract sets down requirements for the service of notices under it, it is essential to comply with them strictly. Lord Hoffman famously said


Security over financial collateral - the CJEU considers the "possession or control" test
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given a preliminary ruling on when a security holder has "possession orcontrol" of financial


Illegality revisited: When can a claim be brought despite a contract's unlawful purpose?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

What if you discover your contract requires you to do something illegal? Or that your counterparty had some illegal purpose in mind when you did the


Brexit round-up (construction focus)
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

It's been five months since the UK voted to leave the EU. Whichever way you look at the vote's after-effects, whether in economic, political, legal


How to enforce adjudication decisions and deal with insolvency
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

Anecdotal evidence suggests that adjudications are still on the increase. This increase is supported by the statistics


New Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (PAP) was introduced to encourage disputing parties to exchange information and


Buyer beware
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

An important judgment handed down by the High Court considered the liability of both solicitors and estate agents in circumstances where the seller of


Meeting basic conditions on neighbourhood plans
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • November 21 2016

A High Court ruling last month considered how alternative sites were dealt with in preparing a neighbourhood plan for Henfield in West Sussex - R


Triggering Brexit - how far can Parliament dictate terms to ministers?
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2016

On 23 June, in an advisory referendum called by its government, Britain voted to leave the European Union by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent


Court of Appeal rules on changing pension increases from RPI to CPI
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • November 3 2016

The rules of the Barnardo's pension scheme (the Scheme) provide for annual increases of the lower of 5 or the increase in the Retail Prices Index