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New SFO Director Sets Tone for Tenure

United Kingdom - February 20 2024 Whistleblowers, dawn raids, and cross-agency collaboration are all top of Nick Ephgrave’s agenda as he settles into his new role as Director of the…

English High Court Urges Reform of Service by Email

United Kingdom - January 22 2024 A recent decision in the English High Court highlights the continued need for litigants to faithfully abide by the procedures governing the service…

UK Arbitration Act 2.0: Government Announces Targeted Reforms

United Kingdom - December 19 2023 On 21 November 2023, the UK government unveiled its long-awaited plans to update and modernise the legal framework applicable to arbitrations in…

UK Court of Appeal ruling on alternative dispute resolution aims to weed out resolvable litigation

United Kingdom - December 11 2023 The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that the court has the authority to stay proceedings and direct the parties to engage in a “non-court based dispute…

Food for thought: individuals remain in SFO’s sights as four from patisserie valerie charged with fraud

United Kingdom - October 10 2023 Four individuals have today appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with fraud in connection with the collapse of UK café and bakery chain…

UK proposes insurer resolution regime

United Kingdom - September 25 2023 HM Treasury is proposing a new UK resolution regime for insurers that would appoint the Bank of England as resolution authority with sweeping powers…

Pension Superfunds Return to the De-Risking Menu

United Kingdom - August 29 2023 The UK government has signalled the importance of introducing a permanent Superfund regulatory regime. After the excitement around Clara-Pensions’…

UK Supreme Court clarifies the scope of the Quincecare duty

United Kingdom - July 14 2023 On 12 July 2023, the UK Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in Philipp v. Barclays Bank UK PLC [2023] UKSC 25, allowing the…

FCA Commences Dialogue on Prospectus Reforms

United Kingdom - May 22 2023 In May 2023, the FCA launched a process of engagement and dialogue on how the UK’s future Prospectus regime could operate. The FCA’s first thematic…

Court of Appeal Rules on Enforceability of Mandatory ADR Clauses

United Kingdom - May 3 2023 A recent decision reminds parties about the need to draft dispute resolution clauses that are tailored to the parties’ agreement…