Monthly Archives: April 2020

FCA extends deadline for ceasing to issue new loans based on LIBOR – what does this mean for lenders and borrowers?

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the FCA has decided to extend its deadline for ceasing to issue new loans based on LIBOR until the end of Q1 2021. Banking & financial disputes Partner, Janine Alexander, comments on the …

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Coronavirus: The relaxing of competition law in the new normal

As governments worldwide steer their respective countries and citizens through an unprecedented time in modern day history, measures are being swiftly implemented by competition regulators to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 on consumers. Competition laws are in place to …

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Overview of English Inheritance Tax law – Part 1 (Turkish language)

An overview of English Inheritance Tax law from Tulin Kiranoglu-Hamit (Turkish language) Collyer Bristow’un Vergi Departmani uluslararasi vergi planlamasi konularinda uzmanlasmis ekibi ile Turk muvekkilerine destek vermeye devam etmektedir.  Tulin Kiranoglu-Hamit onculugunde  Collyer Bristow hukuk firmamiz Turk muvekkilerine vergi hukuku ve …

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Grievances and Disciplinary Meetings during Lockdown – Proceed or Postpone?

Employers have had to respond to the unique challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic, adjusting to the current lockdown by making most employees work remotely from home. This poses potential challenges in running disciplinary, performance and grievance procedures with the …

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How is the Aviation industry managing with COVID-19?

Markets around the world are in treacherous and uncharted waters (US oil benchmark goes negative?!) and the aviation sector looks to be in just about as bad a shape as any. The word ‘unprecedented’ may be in danger of becoming …

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Is it time to go back to work on construction sites?

The good news for this Friday morning is that developers such as Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Vistry are all looking to reopen their…

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Liquidation of hacked exchange Cryptopia leads to cryptoasset property ruling in New Zealand

2020 has been a landmark year for cryptoasset decisions. On 8 April 2020 New Zealand had its first major decision in this area. Justice…

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Coronavirus: Furlough Leave – Updated Government Guidance

The HMRC online portal is now open for applications from businesses to claim 80% of the wages of furloughed employees up to £2,500 per month per employee. More than 140,000 businesses applied using the portal for over 1.3 million employees …

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Coronavirus: Housing market needs a stamp duty holiday but swift action is needed

Today (24/4/20) we echo the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) call for a stamp duty holiday to kick-start a stalled housing market, but warn that swift action is needed to prevent further inaction. Janet Armstrong-Fox, Partner and Head of …

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The legality of covert recording

You may be surprised to learn that recording someone without their consent is not necessarily unlawful. In recent reports of litigation concerning the Barclay family it emerged that parties to litigation between family members had covertly recorded Sir Frederick Barclay …

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