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The FCA’s “Dear CEO” letter: common weaknesses identified in retail banks’ AML frameworks

United Kingdom - August 16 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) recently published a “Dear CEO” letter that it has issued to firms in its retail banking portfolio. The…

Chris Chapman, Chris Roberts.

English court litigation: can you still benefit from costs protection if you withdraw your Part 36 offer to settle?

United Kingdom - October 1 2020 One of the tools used by the English court to encourage parties to settle a dispute without going to trial is to impose costs consequences on a party…

Susan Rosser.

Derivative litigation: recent High Court decision indicates continued significance of the common law derivative action

United Kingdom - June 30 2020 As COVID-19 continues to have far reaching implications for businesses - and their directors - in the UK, we consider an area of company law of which…

James Whitaker.

Will he or won’t he? Can a corporate litigant plead impecuniosity when its controlling shareholder has the means to make a payment ordered by the English Courts?

United Kingdom - January 22 2018 English courts recognise that shareholders hold a separate legal personality from the body corporate they own a stake in and will only go behind the…

Susan Rosser.

Consultation opens on proposed reforms to litigation disclosure in England & Wales

United Kingdom - November 17 2017 The ability to obtain an order that a party disclose documents which are adverse to its case is one of the factors that makes litigation in this…

Susan Rosser, Mark Stefanini.