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Yet another reason to mediate

An article written by two of our mediators Beverley Vara and John Dagnall on the recent case of PGF II SA V OMFS Company 1 Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 1288, which extended the obligations on litigants when offered the opportunity to mediate.

Source: Maitland Mediators

It’s time charities paid

Charities are already required to pay all manner of fees to other regulators. Why shouldn’t they pay a fee to their own?

Source: The Lawyer

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Matthew Smith

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Company Law Article

This month, Lawyer Monthly takes a look at Company Law, and the legal implications surrounding it. They spoke to Catherine Newman QC, a leading silk at the commercial Chancery Bar who has a strong practice both domestically and internationally, from Maitland Chambers.

Source: Lawyer Monthly

Set-off and Crown departments

This short article by Michael Gibbon QC examines some key principles in relation to set-off involving Crown departments in the context of liquidation. The subject often arises for consideration in a liquidation, normally with regard to tax debits and credits, but from time to time non-tax claims will be involved too.

Source: Corporate Rescue and Insolvency - New Law Journal - Lexis Nexis

One year on from PGF

Mediators John Dagnall and Beverley Vara have written an article that asks, whether one year after PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Ltd, “les autres” have been “encouraged”?

Source: Estates Gazette

“The safety of mankind”: the civil consequences of bribery

This article reviews the English law on bribes with reference to the two recent cases of UBS AG v Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig Gmbh and Cedar Capital Partners LLC v FHR European Ventures LLP.

Source: Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law

CIArb Guidelines, Safe Ports for Arbitral Storms

Edited transcript of a debate held on 22 October 2015 as part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Centenary celebrations, focusing on the use of guidelines in international arbitration, Maitland Chambers, London

Source: (2016) 82 Arbitration. The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management published by Thomson Reuter

Contentious cases 2016

A look at the legal landmarks that have affected the profession recently and how they’ll affect insolvency in 2016.

Source: R3 Recovery Spring 2016

Beneficiaries’ information rights

This article examines, from an English standpoint and by reference to Rosewood v Schmidt and Breakspear v Ackland, the court’s discretion to intervene in the administration of a trust to order disclosure of information to beneficiaries.

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Source: Trusts & Trustees

The light stuff

A recent rights to light case demonstrated how property rights are treated differently than contractual rights. John McGhee QC reports.

Source: The Lawyer

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Real Estate

Stash Cloud

As the authorities probe the bond dealings of JSC BTA Bank’s ex-chairman, Catherine Newman QC highlights some legal aspects of the saga that appear to add up to a near-reversal of the burden of proof.

Source: The Lawyer

After Etridge

Nigel Thomas has had his article "After Etridge" published in Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal (2014)

Source: Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal (2014) No 154 March

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Private Client
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