Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
To stay or not to stay…

To stay or not to stay…

19 April 2018

The success of adjudication as a means of resolving disputes in the construction industry has in large measure been as a result of the courts’ willingness to support the process...

Author: Aideen Hannigan
Practice Area: Construction Law

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What’s the Alternative?

What’s the Alternative?

22 March 2018

What is alternative finance (“AF”)?AF is effectively “non-bank lending" or "private debt". The concept can usefully be separated into:Alternative funding providers; and Alternative finance products – such as...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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The New Tax Year Is Looming – have you got your estate planning in order?

The New Tax Year Is Looming – have you got your estate planning in order?

15 March 2018

With the next tax year looming, now is the time to review your Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning strategy. This tax year has been an especially busy time for Private...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Private Client

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Brexit Update: The EC Draft Withdrawal Agreement & The Mansion House Speech

Brexit Update: The EC Draft Withdrawal Agreement & The Mansion House Speech

08 March 2018

Last week we witnessed the most significant developments in the Brexit negotiations since the Phase I talks concluded in December 2017with the publication of the joint EU-UK Report. ...

Author: Stuart Anderson
Sector: Brexit

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NEC4 - Evolution not revolution

NEC4 - Evolution not revolution

05 March 2018

The NEC4 suite of contracts was released on the 22 June 2017 and the NEC’s intention was for these contracts to update and replace the previous NEC3 suite of contracts....

Author: Gavin Kerr
Practice Area: Construction Law

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​Courts grapple with the “Right to be Forgotten”

​Courts grapple with the “Right to be Forgotten”

02 March 2018

Weeks out from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, Article 17 of which places an amended version of the “right to be forgotten”, (known as the “right to...

Author: Fergal McGoldrick
Practice Area: Media and Defamation

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Dogmatism or Good Flat Management?

Dogmatism or Good Flat Management?

07 February 2018

The High Court in the recent decision of Victory Place Management Company Limited v Kuehn & Anor [2018] EWHC 132 (Ch) held that a management company was entitled to refuse...

Author: Donia Reynolds
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Capacity, Marriage and Inheritance

Capacity, Marriage and Inheritance

01 February 2018

An interesting judgement surrounding capacity, marriage and inheritance has recently been made available by the Court of Protection in England and Wales. An elderly gentlemen, who had been cohabiting...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Private Client

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GDPR: Saying “I do”, and meaning it.

GDPR: Saying “I do”, and meaning it.

19 January 2018

We are looming ever closer to the introduction of GDPR which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and create a blanket piece of legislation for data protection across the...

Author: Rachel Penny
Practice Area: Employment Law, General Data Protection Regulations

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Opening Up - What is 'Open Banking' and what will it mean for you?

Opening Up - What is 'Open Banking' and what will it mean for you?

15 January 2018

What is Open Banking? Open Banking arrived in the UK on Saturday 13th January, with relatively little fanfare for a directive that will usher in a profound...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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