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The EU Withdrawal Bill – possible implications for public procurement law

The EU Withdrawal Bill – possible implications for public procurement law

Date: 2 Aug, 2017
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was introduced to Parliament during July.

Simon Passfield: Section 127 of the Insolvency Act 1986 invalidates the post-petition compromise of claims against a company

Simon Passfield: Section 127 of the Insolvency Act 1986 invalidates the post-petition compromise of claims against a company

Date: 28 Jul, 2017
The judgment arose in the context of a trial of preliminary issues relating to a misfeasance claim brought by the liquidator against a former director of the company.

LexisPSL interview: Stefan Ramel examines the various issues raised in Vinyls Italia v Mediterranea di Navigazione

LexisPSL interview: Stefan Ramel examines the various issues raised in Vinyls Italia v Mediterranea di Navigazione

Date: 5 Jul, 2017
Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Stefan Ramel examines the various is-sues raised in Vinyls Italia v Mediterranea di Navigazione and looks at how the European Court of Justice interpreted Article 13 of the EC Regulation on Insolvency.

Ewan Paton successfully opposes Wild Duck

Ewan Paton successfully opposes Wild Duck

Date: 13 Jun, 2017
Ewan Paton successfully appeared on behalf of the Defendants in a breach of contract and tort dispute concerning leases granted to the Claimant by the Defendants' late father.

Is the regulatory references regime ripe for deceit and negligent misstatement claims?

Is the regulatory references regime ripe for deceit and negligent misstatement claims?

Date: 7 Jun, 2017
The regulatory references regime has wide-reaching implications for employers. They may unexpectedly find themselves in the civil courts for the torts of deceit and negligent misstatement in attempting to comply with the new rules.

Richard Ascroft considers the suspension of discharge from bankruptcy - A welcome clarification?

Richard Ascroft considers the suspension of discharge from bankruptcy - A welcome clarification?

Date: 12 May, 2017
The recent decision of Nugee J in Weir v Hilsdon [2017] EWHC 983 (Ch) (04.05.17) has cast doubt on a form of order typically used to suspend a bankrupt’s discharge from bankruptcy.

Practice growth and proprietary estoppel - Malcolm Warner, March 2017

Practice growth and proprietary estoppel - Malcolm Warner, March 2017

Date: 1 Mar, 2017
This article follows a well received recent lecture on this topic and its aim is to identify how solicitors can help their clients.

Stefan Ramel & John Churchill analyse the Supreme Court's recent decision on s.127 in Akers v Samba

Date: 21 Feb, 2017
The case is rare example of the country’s highest Court considering in some detail the operation of s.127 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

Suzanne Staunton - Precedent H does not set the precedent for costs

Suzanne Staunton - Precedent H does not set the precedent for costs

Date: 19 Jan, 2017
Within this article, recently featured in the latest Paragon Cost Solutions newsletter, Suzanne Staunton considers - Precedent H does not set the precedent for costs.

Katie Gibb considers "Claims against Third Parties in Insolvency: Is there any room for the Part 20 Claim?"

Katie Gibb considers "Claims against Third Parties in Insolvency: Is there any room for the Part 20 Claim?"

Date: 16 Dec, 2016
Where a company sues a former director, for example, or its auditors for negligence, that defendant is entitled if it so wishes to join in a third party for the purpose of claiming a contribution or an indemnity.