Monthly Archives: May 2023

‘Clawback Claims’ under the Insolvency Act 1986 (Part 2)

Senior Associates Gavin Kramer and Peter Pratt specialise in contentious insolvency. In this second episode they look at transaction at an undervalue (TUV) and preference claims. Run time: 12 minutes

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UK Information Commissioner introduces new approach to enforcement

Following Brexit, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) no longer has direct effect in the UK. In its place, a UK version of GDPR was introduced under the Data Protection Act 2018. The wording of the UK law is for …

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Collyer Bristow wins ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at CityWealth Magic Circle Awards

Collyer Bristow is delighted to have been awarded Bronze in the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ category at this year’s CityWealth Magic Circle Awards. The CityWealth Magic Circle Awards, which have been running for nearly two decades, are a key …

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Time to review contractual non-compete clauses

In its policy paper Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy published on 10 May, the government is proposing to limit non-compete clauses in employment contracts to three months. A non-compete clause is one type of a “restrictive covenant” that an …

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Design break clauses carefully

Broadly, a tenant will want the flexibility to bring a lease to a close easily, with the landlord wanting security of income. How they are worded will deliver both. A break clause allows a tenant or landlord to call time …

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Copyright claims up in flames: Evans v John Lewis PLC and Another

The hand-down of the judgment in the case of Evans v John Lewis PLC and Another (2023) at the beginning of April caused a flurry of media excitement. The story was an eye-catching one: at its heart was the content of the …

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Lasting Power of Attorney delays and potential solutions

Due to increased demand during the pandemic, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is experiencing a significant backlog in processing Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) applications. The current estimated processing time is around 20 weeks, far exceeding the target …

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Getting your ducks in a row (Part 1)

Senior Associate Aidan Grant is joined by Ollie Cutting of Maseco Wealth Management to discuss the financial steps that UK-bound Americans should consider before arriving in the UK. Run time: 18 minutes

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How to unravel the legal complexities of US wealth inheritance

George Bernard Shaw once famously said that the United States and the United Kingdom are “two countries divided by a common language.” In our increasingly interconnected world, it is easy to assume that the laws of two English-speaking jurisdictions refer …

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How English courts deal with gender discrimination in inheritance disputes

The High Court in the case of Kaur v Estate of Karnail Singh and Ors, awarded Mrs Kaur, the 83-year-old wife of the deceased, 50% of the net assets of Singh’s estate, valued between £1.2mn and £1.9mn, under the Inheritance …

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