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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 7 Jan 2020

Professional liability round up of 2019

The 2019 professional liability case law was dominated by four core themes, which arose repeatedly in numerous contexts in claims against lawyers and

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 6 Nov 2019

Whose knowledge counts? Singularis v. Daiwa and Attribution

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Singularis Holdings Ltd v. Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd 2019 UKSC 50. That case got

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 5 Nov 2019

Podcast: The SRA’s 2019 Standards and Regulations

On 25 November 2019 the SRA’s new Standards and Regulations come into force replacing the SRA Handbook. The SRA say that they are “shorter, simpler”

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 29 Oct 2019

‘The Death Clause’ - can basic charges be recovered under a Conditional Fee Agreement in the event of a client’s death?

On Thursday 24 October 2019, Mr Justice Pushpinder Saini handed down his judgment in Higgins & Co Lawyers Ltd v Evans 2019 EWHC 2809 (QB), an

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 29 Oct 2019

Aldred v Cham

In Aldred v Cham 2019 EWCA Civ 1780 the Court of Appeal (Lord Justices McCombe and Coulson and Lady Justice Nicola Davies) considered whether the

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 28 Oct 2019

The new Accounts Rules - what can you do?

On 25 November 2019 the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 will cease to have effect, and will be replaced by new accounts rules. In one quarter-stroke of the

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 28 Oct 2019

The impact of foreign insolvency proceedings on English law bank guarantees: ascertaining foreign law, the scope of the European Insolvency Regulation and the effect of pending actions

Shail Patel acted for the successful defendants at trial in Bank of Baroda v Maniar 2019 EWHC 2463 Comm, in resisting claims by the bank on

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 21 Oct 2019

The new SRA Standards and Regulations: Greater freedom for solicitors?

According to the SRA, the approach of the new Standards and Regulations due to come into force in November 2019 is marked by “stripping away outdated

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 14 Oct 2019

Introduction to the SRA’s 2019 Standards and Regulations

Overview On 25 November 2019 the SRA’s new Standards and Regulations will come into force. In many respects the substance of what is expected of the

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4 New Square Chambers | United Kingdom | 10 Sep 2019

Shadow Directors: who are they, what are their duties, and what are the implications for limitation periods, accessory liability and D&O insurance?

The subject of shadow directors is highly topical as a result of the drive towards greater corporate transparency and establishing who really owns

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