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It's Cocoa, Jim, but not as we know it: Court's modern interpretation of underwriters' and brokers' duties #2 - The underwriters defence

United Kingdom - April 9 2021 In our previous article we set out the main details and background to the decision in ABN Amro Bank N.V. V Royal & Sun Alliance plc and 13…

Law Society undertakes largest ever law firm intervention in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - March 31 2021 In December 2020, the Law Society of Hong Kong intervened in the practice of a law firm which had one of the biggest conveyancing practices in…

It's Cocoa, Jim, but not as we know it: Court's modern interpretation of underwriters' and brokers' duties #1 - An overview of the case

United Kingdom - March 30 2021 In this series of articles we take a look at the decision in ABN Amro Bank N.V. v Royal & Sun Alliance plc and 13 Underwriters and Edge Brokers…

Stamp Duty Holiday. Not a "holiday" for conveyancers.

United Kingdom - March 24 2021 In an attempt to prevent the housing market from stalling during the COVID 19 pandemic, a stamp duty holiday was announced for all residential…

BEIS issues White Paper: D&O perspective

United Kingdom - March 19 2021 The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released its White Paper, setting out its proposals for audit reforms and…

GameStop - a game of chicken?

United Kingdom - February 4 2021 The race to purchase shares in ailing American video game retailer, GameStop, has taken the investment world by storm over the last week, with amateur…

The illegality defence - Stoffel v Grondona revisited

United Kingdom - October 30 2020 "No court will lend its aid to a man who founds his cause of action upon an immoral or an illegal act…

Invest in due diligence for dubious schemes

United Kingdom - August 26 2020 The SRA urges firms to remain cautious when becoming involved with investment schemes…

SRA powers and client legal professional privilege: Part I

United Kingdom - June 23 2020 It has been described as the “condition on which the administration of justice as a whole rests”; as a “fundamental human right”; it even outlasts…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the Impact on Litigation

United Kingdom - March 23 2020 In these unusual times, we are all having to adapt our social, family and working lives to deal with an unprecedented global situation which throws up…