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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 22 May 2019

Court of Appeal rejects novel arguments raised by banking customer in mis-selling litigation against bank

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Elite Property Holdings Ltd & Another v Barclays Bank PLC is another instance of the court refusing to


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 22 May 2019

Overseas Production Orders - UK law enforcement agencies have new powers to compel disclosure of electronic data stored abroad (well, not quite yet)

On 12 February 2019, the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 came into force. Its aim is to assist law enforcement agencies speed up the


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 12 Apr 2019

Disability Discrimination: Reasonable adjustments and dedicated parking spaces.

Ms Linsley, who is employed by HMRC, has ulcerative colitis. The condition can make her need to go to the toilet urgently, can flare up and


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 8 Apr 2019

Potential reform to the VAT recovery rules for the NHS

In the Chancellor’s Spring Statement it was announced that in the coming months the government will publish a policy paper exploring a potential


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 2 Apr 2019

Implications of the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force in September 2017. The Act makes “relevant bodies”, which includes solicitor corporates


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 2 Apr 2019

Rise in SDLT multiple dwelling relief claims against solicitors

While Multiple Dwelling Relief (“MDR”) was introduced in July 2011, recent clarification as to what constitutes a separate dwelling appears to be


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 13 Mar 2019

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc (“Sports Direct”): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

In September last year, the FRC successfully obtained an order that an audit client disclose to the FRC privileged documents relevant to its


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 21 Jan 2019

Real Estate Tip of the Week - SDLT Payment and SDLT Returns - time frame reducing

The time period for filing an SDLT return and paying the SDLT due will, from 1 March 2019, reduce from 30 days to 14 days. The “14 day clock” will


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 30 Oct 2018

Welcome to DAC Beachcroft's 2018 Budget Alert

Historically Budgets are on a Wednesday but the Chancellor has chosen Monday for the first time in 56 years for his Budget speech to avoid any Hammer


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 10 Oct 2018

Developments: Cases

This excerpt from DAC Beachcroft's 'Insurance Remodelled: 201819 Market Conditions and Trends' report summarises some of the key legislative

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