Monthly Archives: August 2019

From Russia (to the English Family Court) with Love – the Vladimir Potanin divorce proceedings

Vladimir and Natalia Potanin were a very wealthy Russian couple. Vladimir founded Norilsk Nickel and is reputed to be the second richest man in Russia. In 2013 he announced to Natalia, apparently out of the blue, that their thirty year …

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Why apathy isn’t good enough when it comes to Wills

This research chimes with Collyer Bristow’s own findings announced in our Age of Apathy report. Many parents operate under the belief…

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Why apathy isn’t good enough when it comes to Wills

This research chimes with Collyer Bristow’s own findings announced in our Age of Apathy report. Many parents operate under the belief…

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How to limit reputational damage after a data breach

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been with us for over a year. It was greeted with a tremendous fuss, with the threat of fines running into the millions. Organisations ran around like headless chickens while their lawyers drafted …

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Should landlords take equity in their retail tenants?

The tension on the high street has been well documented. The existing model under which landlords, rating authorities and tenants operate needs to adapt to avoid catastrophes for all parties. Landlords and rating agencies taking equity in retailers might be …

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Mental wellbeing: An ethical responsibility, as well as a legal one

Reports of a mental health crisis at Britain’s largest construction project, Hinckley Point, have once again highlighted the challenges the construction sector faces with mental wellbeing. This struggle to manage and improve mental wellbeing leaves companies open to legal challenges, …

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PRESS RELEASE: Addressing the broken business rates system

CEOs of more than 50 high street retailers have today written to the Chancellor calling for reform on the ‘broken business rates system’.  Business rates have, they say, increased by over 50% since the 1990s and are in part responsible …

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Are non-doms really leaving the UK?

The new figures released by HMRC are not surprising given the tax legislation that has been introduced steadily over the last 10 or so…

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Are non-doms really leaving the UK?

The new figures released by HMRC are not surprising given the tax legislation that has been introduced steadily over the last 10 or so…

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Brexit boom in currency hedges sparks fears of mis-selling

The tumbling pound is encouraging nervous UK importers to enter into complex currency transactions as they scramble to avoid higher costs. But some consultants warn those deals could expose them to significant losses. Collyer Bristow’s Head of Dispute Resolution, Robin …

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