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Scullion – The Trend Is Nigh
Claims by lenders against valuers have now become commonplace, particularly in the buy-to-let arena, following the well publicised property crash.
UK
27 Jun 2011
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New Tax Incentives For Investors
In the 2011 Budget (delivered on 23 March) the Government announced a number of important tax measures designed to encourage UK resident individuals to become "entrepreneurs" and invest in higher-risk unquoted trading companies and companies operating in the life science and bio-tech sector.
UK
26 Jun 2011
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Corporate Briefing - June 2011
The law and regulation affecting businesses in the UK continue rapidly to develop and present companies with opportunities and challenges.
UK
26 Jun 2011
4
"Bittersweet Synergy": Identifying and Managing the Risks of Legal Process Outsourcing
Legal Process Outsourcing has been a hot topic in the legal press for some time. Here we outline some of the key risk issues for firms considering following this route.
UK
14 Sep 2010
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E-freight on non-MAP4/Montreal Routes – can the risk be Mitigated?
In this article we explain the objectives of e-freight, the legal and contractual framework underpinning the relationship between carriers and freight forwarders and discuss the possibility of using e-freight on non-MAP4 and MC99 trade lanes.
UK
2 Sep 2010
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Frustration and Material Adverse Change - The Secret to Avoiding Contracts in Troubled Times?
When economic conditions deteriorate, some parties inevitably find compliance with their contractual commitments more difficult. But can a party avoid its obligations on the basis that performance has become more expensive or onerous as a result of the economic climate?
UK
21 Apr 2010
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Claims Exposures For Architects
We consider the potential claims that architects may be exposed to in the current economic climate.
UK
2 Nov 2009
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OFT Fines 103 Construction Companies For Breach Of Competition Law
On 22 September 2009, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought its five year investigation into bid-rigging in the construction industry to a conclusion, imposing fines of £129.5 million on 103 contractors.
UK
2 Nov 2009
9
Government White Paper: ‘Reforming Financial Markets’
On 8 July 2009, HM Treasury’s White Paper entitled ‘Reforming financial markets’ (the ‘White Paper’) was published.
UK
24 Jul 2009
10
Recessionary Claims - Crunch Time For Lawyers?
Recent media stories suggest that the current recession will trigger a huge increase in disputes, including claims against lawyers. This article explores the likely exposures and some risk management solutions.
UK
15 Jul 2009
11
Much Ado About Nothing?
Although the incidence of LDPs is currently low, the likely impact of LDPs and implications for the legal profession are considered below.
UK
14 Jul 2009
12
Trader´s Guide: How To Manage Risk And Reduce Exposure
Since September 2008, and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, not a day seems to pass without news of the impact of the global financial crisis upon markets.
UK
2 Apr 2009
13
Predictions For 2009: What Construction Insurers Need To Know Now
2009 could see some major legislative changes which will impact upon construction professionals and their insurers. This briefing looks into the crystal ball, and sees what the year may hold...
UK
4 Feb 2009
14
The Credit Crunch - Clauses To Consider This Renewals Season
As the credit crunch has deepened, its effects have rippled outwards. The sub-prime crisis in the US, market losses and failing confidence in the banking market have led to rating downgrades, emergency raising of capital and, ultimately, state intervention.
UK
19 Nov 2008
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Reinsurance And Internationl Risk - Known Knowns, Known Unknowns And Unknown Unknowns
There can be no doubt how hard the sub-prime crisis and the ensuing credit crunch have hit the financial markets. Similarly, insurers and reinsurers have been damaged (some critically so) by their investment strategies.
UK
19 Nov 2008
16
The Current Landscape For Construction Disputes
Following the Wembley Stadium litigation, in this article we examine the current trends in dispute resolution and consider the options available to construction professionals.
UK
12 Nov 2008
17
“Salesman’s Opinion” Does Not Create Duty: JP Morgan Chase V Springwell Navigation Corp
Following the Court of Appeal’s ruling last year in IFE v Goldman Sachs, Gloster J’s detailed recent judgment in JP Morgan Chase Bank v Springwell Navigation Corporation [2008] EWHC 1186 (Comm) has affirmed the principle of caveat emptor in the capital markets.
UK
26 Jun 2008
18
Be Wary Of Guarantees
In the current market, investment landlords will be doing all they can to ensure that potential tenants have full and sufficient covenant strength, as well as vetting proposed assignees and sub-tenants. We are likely to see heads of terms containing belts, braces and more.
UK
20 May 2008
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Avoiding Lightning Strikes - Implications Of The Sub-Prime Crisis For Directors
A lot (perhaps too much) has been written about the wider implications of problems originating in the US associated with the practice of providing so-called sub-prime mortgages to high risk borrowers with poor credit histories. There is also plenty of speculation about the potential exposures for directors, banks and professional advisers.
UK
19 Nov 2007
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Solvency II And Group Regulation
The major developments that have emerged in insurance regulation over recent years are capital adequacy and corporate governance. It is anticipated that Solvency II will incorporate these developments.
UK
3 Jul 2007
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