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Professional & Financial Risks

Publication

Between a rock and a hard place

Published on 13 March 2017. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner

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Difficulties for lenders arising out of limitation

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Blog

BDO report finds fraud at a 5-year high

Published on 01 March 2017. By Tom Lloyd, Senior Associate and Esme Watson, Associate

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There has been a cascade of negative headlines in recent months about increased incidences of fraud in the UK. Stretched police resources, combined with an array of opportunities for online exploitation of businesses and consumers, are perceived to have made it a good time to be a fraudster.

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Buyer’s solicitor beware!

Published on 06 February 2017. By Paul Castellani, Partner

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Is it safe to act for a purchaser in a property transaction?

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Adjudication costs not recoverable as costs of proceedings

Published on 23 November 2016. By Felicity Johnson, Senior Associate

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The Technology & Construction Court ("TCC") has recently considered whether there are circumstances in which a party can recover adjudication costs; the position, ordinarily, being that the costs of adjudication are not recoverable from the other side.

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Enhanced annuity non-advised sales – not as bad as first feared?

Published on 31 October 2016. By Rachael Healey, Legal Director

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The FCA's thematic review into non-advised enhanced annuity sales found no evidence of an industry wide or systemic failure to provide customers with information about enhanced annuities or the open market option. There will not be a general industry wide remedial action.

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Uncrystallised personal pensions safe from creditors

Published on 14 October 2016. By Robert Morris, Partner

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The Court of Appeal has resolved previously conflicting case law to confirm that a bankrupt cannot be obliged to crystallise his pension benefits in order to produce income to pay off creditors.

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New Guidance on when lawyers can attend an SFO section 2 interview

Published on 18 August 2016. By James Wickes, Partner

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On 6 June 2016, the SFO issued 3 short guidance notes to replace the Operational Handbook that had previously governed interviews under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (Section 2).

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Blog

The unexpected effect of Brexit on Part 36 offers

05 August 2016

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Insurers may need to check the adequacy of any Part 36 offer they have made in claims where the claimant seeks damages in a foreign currency and may also need to reconsider whether to accept any Part 36 offer made by a claimant in such a case. This is particularly so where the Part 36 offer was made in sterling.

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High Court encourages use of FOS to resolve disputes

24 June 2016

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The Commercial Court has encouraged the use of the FOS to resolve disputes, by granting a stay to enable claimants to benefit from what it described as a more economical and informal process.

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Professional negligence claims set for adjudication

Published on 10 June 2016. By Tom Lloyd, Senior Associate

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