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Opinion  |  20:05:22
What’s new in Health & Social Care
The Impact of Gardner & Harris v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care In April 2022, the High Court concluded that the government’s policy to discharge patients from hospitals in to care...
Opinion  |  13:05:22
Data Reform Bill 2022 – what is its purpose?
The introduction of a Data Reform Bill was among the Government’s proposed legislative plans delivered during the Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022. This introduction will update the powers of the Information Commissioner’s Office...
Covid business
Uncategorised  |  05:04:22
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme: one of the biggest “cock-ups” in recent government management
Bounce Back Loan Scheme: “One of the most colossal cock-ups in recent government management and tax payers are paying for this” This was the verdict of Lord Theodore Agnew, former government efficiency minister at...
Opinion  |  01:04:22
Covid-19 insolvency restrictions have come to an end
The Insolvency Service has announced that from 31 March 2022 the temporary insolvency measures applied during the pandemic under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) will expire. This means that from...
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Uncategorised  |  23:03:22
What sanctions can the ICO impose for unsolicited marketing communications?
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) continues to issue fines in relation to unsolicited marketing communications. In recent months, fines have ranged from £2,000 to £200,000 depending on the severity of the breach of UK data protection laws.
Case Study  |  17:03:22
Beware a Liquidator’s claim under Section 127 of the Insolvency Act 1986
It’s bad enough when one of your customers goes into compulsory liquidation owing you money, which is a risk that all businesses accept when supplying goods or services. However, what many suppliers may not...
Intellectual property ownership
Opinion  |  17:03:22
New IP rights for the UK: the implications of Brexit on UK intellectual property rights
Our IP disputes expert Stephen Welfare looks at changes to UK IP rights after Brexit, and the implications these changes have for European IP rights-holders.
The high court
Opinion  |  17:03:22
The English Courts continue to support an Arbitrator’s decision to award third party funding costs (for now)
England has been seen as the arbitration Seat of choice for many years, due in no small part to the certainty that attaches to English law and the unwavering support the English Court provides to the arbitration process. However, threatened changes to the Arbitration Act may impact on how attractive England remains, particularly on the issue of recoverable costs.
Amending secured facilities
Opinion  |  17:03:22
Amending secured facilities – what does this mean for existing guarantors?
Whilst the difficulties faced by many businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic are starting to ease, the financial pressures placed on businesses worldwide are continuing. It should therefore come as no surprise that many businesses will be/ are seeking to amend their existing credit facilities to allow greater financial flexibility and sustainability.
NFT
Opinion  |  17:03:22
What are NFTs? And why are they important?
Over the past year, and the last few months in particular, “non-fungible tokens” (also known as “NFTs”) have exploded in popularity.
Telecommunications
Opinion  |  15:03:22
Smile Telecoms – New restructuring regime in practice
Smile’s application to convene a single meeting of plan creditors (the super senior creditors) to vote on Smile’s proposed restructuring plan and exclude other classes of creditors and members from voting on the basis that they had no genuine economic interest in the company.
London property
Opinion  |  15:03:22
Useful guidance in relation to the recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings
At the end of last year the case of Re : Bedzhamov [2021] EWHC 2281(Ch) provided useful guidance in relation to the recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings at common law and the effect of such recognition.
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