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02 June 2020

Morley (t/a Morley Estates) v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2020] EWHC 88 (Ch)

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Bankruptcy and insolvency

Published on 01 June 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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Luxury and online marketplaces - the next chapter (Coty v Amazon)

Published on 01 June 2020. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Sarah Mountain, Senior Associate

On 2 April 2020, the CJEU ruled that storing infringing goods on behalf of a third-party seller, without knowing that those goods infringe trade mark rights does not constitute infringement, provided that the storing party does not pursue the aim of offering the goods for sale or putting them on the market.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 15

Published on 01 June 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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COVID-19: The Dairy Sector and Welsh health services granted temporary UK competition law exemptions and the European Commission issues first 'Comfort Letter' to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Published on 01 June 2020. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner and Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate

The UK Government has granted a temporary competition law exemption for certain collaboration within the dairy sector and Welsh health services and the European Commission has published its first 'comfort letter' to allow co-operation to ensure supplies of medicines for COVID-19 patients.

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Insurance special purpose vehicles - the wheels of change in motion

Published on 01 June 2020. By Lauren Murphy, Associate

On 22 May 2020 the PRA published updates to its approach to the authorisation and supervision of insurance special purpose vehicles (ISPVs).

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Event cancellation

Published on 29 May 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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RPC Bites #9

Published on 29 May 2020. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Ben Mark, Partner

Welcome to RPC Bites. Our aim in the next 2 minutes is to provide you with a flavour of some key legal, regulatory and commercial developments in the Food & Drink sector over the last fortnight… with the occasional bit of industry gossip thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!

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The new "normal" - transparency and flexibility in luxury commercial contracts

Published on 28 May 2020. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Rachael Ellis, Associate

Current events have forced luxury brands' commercial arrangements into the spotlight like never before. Brands have had to flex, and quick – whether through changing their production to essential garments or hand sanitiser, cancelling a new product launch or season's collection or finding new ways to market such as livestream shopping (on Chinese commerce platforms like Tmall or Taobao Live). Luxury brands have also been forced to have honest and transparent conversations with their consumers and other stakeholders about their current challenges – whether announcing pay cuts for executives, profit warnings or closures of their sales outlets (such as stores, restaurants, bars) and of manufacturing/distribution centres.

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Lockdown inspections: Guidance from the RICS

Published on 28 May 2020. By Katharine Cusack, Senior Associate and Preetkiran Dhoot, Trainee

The RICS has issued two sets of guidance to its members focusing on physical inspections. The guidance builds on the most recent government advice regarding appropriate conduct and the timetable for lifting restrictions.

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The commission omission? English High Court balances text and context in contractual interpretation

Published on 28 May 2020. By Geraldine Elliott, Partner and Ben Harris, Associate

English law's flexible, rational, yet stable approach to contractual interpretation has been demonstrated again in Clark Street Associates v Norsk Titanium(1), a decision concerning commission payments.

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Coronavirus – a bumpy road ahead for D&O

28 May 2020

Globally, insurers are waiting to see how COVID-19 related exposures will impact their respective D&O books. RPC has accessed a number of pre-eminent insurance practices in the major claims centres to swap notes on the possible D&O exposures in their respective jurisdictions and how they envisage insurers might act in response.

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Business interruption

Published on 27 May 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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HMRC ramps up use of new Account Freezing and Forfeiture orders to tackle suspected criminal activity

27 May 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has ramped up its use of new Account Freezing Orders (AFOs) and Forfeiture Orders (FOs) to tackle suspected criminal behaviour, says RPC, the City-headquartered law firm.

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Game Match - Football referees held not to be employed for tax purposes – the final whistle for HMRC?

Published on 27 May 2020. By Ben Roberts, Partner

In Professional Game Match Officials Limited v HMRC [2020] UKUT 147 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (UT) confirmed that certain football referees and other match day officials were not employees of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) and accordingly it did not have tax and NICs liabilities in respect of the officials in question.

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Customs and excise quarterly update May 2020

Published on 26 May 2020. By Adam Craggs, Partner and Michelle Sloane, Partner

In this update we report on (1) temporary changes to customs authorisations during the coronavirus outbreak; (2) the government's plans to introduce 10 new freeports; and (3) a new liability for carrying out an operation or dilution on wine. We also comment on three recent cases relating to (1) refusal of permission to appeal an excise duty assessment out of time; (2) the customs classification of mobility scooters; and (3) liability to pay excise duty in relation to the movement of dutiable goods under a suspension regime.

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City-based law firm RPC comments on potential EFL club administrations

22 May 2020

Following a statement by Damian Collins, former Chair of the Commons Select Committee, that up to 10 football clubs could go into administration within weeks, unless they receive an urgent and substantial government bailout.

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Draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020: Second Report

22 May 2020

On 18 May 2020, the commons Human Rights Committee published their second report on the reforms proposed to bereavement damages available in the UK.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 14

Published on 22 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Hong Kong Courts – Closing the GAP

Published on 22 May 2020. By Carmel Green, Partner

The general adjourned period (GAP), during which the courts in Hong Kong were closed save for urgent and essential court business, started on 29 January 2020 with the early onset of COVID-19 in Hong Kong.

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Sports Ticker #13

Published on 22 May 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Update on the FCA's review of Defined Benefit transfer advice

Published on 21 May 2020. By Zoe Melegari, Associate

The FCA has been looking to improve the quality of pension transfer advice for some time now. However, despite the crackdown on defined benefit transfers being announced as a strategic priority earlier this year, it appears that factors, such as Covid-19 have put the FCA's investigations into advice suitability on the back foot – for now, at least.

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To perform or not to perform? When tendering performance means actual performance

Published on 21 May 2020. By Dan Wyatt, Partner and Kirtan Prasad, Senior Associate

A consultant was alleged to be in material breach of a consultancy contract for refusing to supply his services. He responded to a notice of material breach by stating that he was willing to perform. However, the Court of Appeal held that this was insufficient to remedy the breach (Bains v Arunvill Capital Limited and others)(1).

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 13

Published on 20 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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COVID-19 legal update – Your workforce: Could workers who can work from home (and their employers) break the law by returning to the workplace too soon?

Published on 20 May 2020. By Kelly Thomson, Partner and Joanna Holford, Senior Associate

The government has stated that that those who can work from home should do so and those who cannot should go to work. Is it an offence to go to the place of work when it is possible to work from home?

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Top 10 for the 10s Claims against surveyors and valuers

Published on 20 May 2020. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Felicity Strong, Senior Associate

The 2010s started with an influx of valuation claims, primarily involving lenders seeking to recoup losses suffered as a result of the financial crisis, loans being made to sub-prime borrowers and the declining property market.

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Henkes – FTT has jurisdiction to determine mixed questions of fact and law on application for closure notice

Published on 20 May 2020. By Adam Craggs, Partner

In Henkes v HMRC [2020] UKFTT 159 (TC), the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) decided that it has jurisdiction to determine mixed questions of fact and law on an application for a closure notice and appeal against an information notice.

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International risk team - What’s my part in all this?

19 May 2020

One of the most common issues to arise in offshore energy construction claims is the application of WELCAR’s Defective Parts clause.

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Corporate tax update - May 2020

19 May 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of our corporate tax update, written by members of RPC's tax team. This month's update reports on the key developments from April 2020. April was not a “bumper” month for corporate tax developments but (as you would expect) there have been some Covid-19 related developments of note. This month's report also includes a summary of the Supreme Court's decision in Zipvit (on input VAT recovery). We hope you, your family and friends are all staying safe

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Adams v Carey – the judgment – over 2 years in the making, where does it leave the SIPP market

Published on 19 May 2020. By Ashley Daniells, Associate and David Allinson, Senior Associate and Rachael Healey, Partner

More than two years since the trial in March 2018, the High Court has dismissed the claim against Carey Pensions on all counts. The landmark case is sure to have far reaching ramifications for the SIPP industry and beyond.

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Catastrophe bonds: a storm in a teacup or a floody good opportunity?

Published on 18 May 2020. By Hannah Ridzuan-Allen, Trainee Solicitor

Catastrophe bonds are a type of insurance-linked security. They offer an alternative to reinsurance policies and allow insurers and reinsurers to offload a proportion of their risk. As the name suggests, they are often triggered by damage that an insured suffers as a result of a natural catastrophe such as a hurricane, earthquake or flood, but can also be designed to respond to events such as a pandemic.

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COVID-19 Secure – Government Guidance released

14 May 2020

Following Prime Minster Boris Johnson's announcement on Sunday 10 May about limited easing lockdown restrictions, the government published various guidance documents to businesses on 11 May to assist with the process of returning to work.

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When will reference to a document in a witness statement waive privilege in that document

Published on 14 May 2020. By Davina Given, Partner and Gill O'Regan, Senior Associate

Tread carefully when considering whether and how to reference privileged documents; "deployment" of a document may draw back the cloak of privilege but a "mere reference" may not. Context will be key.

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Football referees held not to be employed for tax purposes – the final whistle for HMRC?

Published on 14 May 2020. By Ben Roberts, Partner

Whether an individual is employed, or self-employed, for tax purposes is a question that has – in the era of the 'gig' economy and given the anticipated extension of the off-payroll working (IR35) rules – never required closer examination.

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SIPP and SSAS providers face further test following in-specie ruling in favour of HMRC

Published on 13 May 2020. By Rachael Healey, Partner

The Upper Tier Tribunal has overturned a decision of the First Tier Tribunal and found in favour of HMRC in a case that is likely to place further pressure on the SIPP and SSAS markets.

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Looney – Termination payments were trading receipts

Published on 13 May 2020. By Constantine Christofi, Senior Associate

In Kieran Looney & Anor v HMRC [2020] UKUT 0119 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (UT) has dismissed an appeal against the First-tier Tribunal's (FTT) decision that a termination payment and other payments made under a contract entered into by a partnership to provide management training, were trading receipts of a partnership.

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Return of the MAC (clauses): renegotiating or exiting your supply chain contracts

Published on 12 May 2020. By David Cran, Partner and Marlon Cohen, Senior Associate

As more challenges arise from the current pandemic, suppliers and customers in the retail supply chain will be looking at their contracts to see how best to navigate the challenges they face. This may involve reviewing existing supply chain arrangements and seeing if there is a way to renegotiate or exit existing contracts.

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RICS Guidance and Key Developments for Surveyors: #2 Coronavirus, valuations and "material uncertainty"

Published on 12 May 2020. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Felicity Strong, Senior Associate

The recent lockdown has posed a serious challenge to the UK housing market, with the present and future potential impact of COVID-19 on the market inviting comparisons to the post-2008 recession.

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International risk team: Aggregation issues in Covid-19 related claims

12 May 2020

A lot of electronic ink has been used by lawyers to debate whether coronavirus on the surface of physical things constitutes damage. Although that may have seemed a crucial question some weeks ago before the lock-down it is probably largely academic now.

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Tips for minimising costs on Part VII transfers

Published on 11 May 2020. By Neil Brown, Partner

The Covid-19 crisis might cause insurers to seek to free up capital by disposing of portfolios of legacy business. This blog sets out some tips for carrying out Part VII transfers whilst under increasing costs constraints.

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FOS complaints and hindsight – categorical statement from the Chief Ombudsman

Published on 11 May 2020. By Rachael Healey, Partner

The FCA has been producing a range of temporary measures with the aim of ensuring that firms can work at pace during the pandemic for the benefit of customers. However, where procedures are bypassed or corners cut what will FOS do in response? The response from FOS to that questions raises another – the use of hindsight when coming to its decisions.

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RPC promotes 15 to partnership globally

07 May 2020

Law firm RPC will be promoting 15 lawyers to its partnership in 2020, spanning a broad range of contentious and non-contentious practices in the UK and Asia.

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Tax Bites - May 2020

07 May 2020

Welcome to the first edition of RPC's Tax Bites ­ providing monthly bite­sized updates from the tax world.

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The ASA bites back – Burger King 'Rebel Whopper' ads ruled to be misleading and in breach of advertising rules

Published on 07 May 2020. By Ben Mark, Partner and Victoria Noto, Associate

At the start of the year, Veganuary hit the headlines, with the British public challenged to ditch animal by-products in favour of a plant-based diet for the month of January.

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The ASA bites back – Burger King 'Rebel Whopper' ads ruled to be misleading and in breach of advertising rules

Published on 07 May 2020. By Ben Mark, Partner and Victoria Noto, Associate

At the start of the year, Veganuary hit the headlines, with the British public challenged to ditch animal by-products in favour of a plant-based diet for the month of January.

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Sports Ticker #12

Published on 07 May 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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What are good grounds for appeal in insolvency applications?

Published on 06 May 2020. By Simon Hart, Partner and Emily Saffer, Associate

Applying for permission to advance fresh evidence on appeal is a tricky application, which has had varying degrees of success in the courts. Zheng Yougxiong v Gate Ventures Plc(1) is a useful example of the application of the criteria, albeit in the context of insolvency proceedings.

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RPC teams up with manufacturers by providing free legal advice on the production and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline NHS staff

06 May 2020

RPC has advised Augment Bionics on legal issues in relation to producing and distributing face shields for NHS staff dealing with COVID-19.

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A look at Lloyd's Lab

06 May 2020

Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This week we are taking a look at Lloyd's lab, the renowned insure-tech startup programme. Our guest is Ed Gaze, who is the Lab Manager.

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