Author Archives: Lydia Borowsky

Collyer Bristow further strengthens employment law offering with Partner recruitment

Andrew has expertise in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law work (especially recruitment, dismissals, restructuring, trade unions, employee relations, discrimination, investigations, confidential information, restrictive covenants, M&A, and contract negotiations). His practice covers many areas of UK and international …

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Air crash investigator report into Ethiopian Airlines crash – financial implications for Boeing?

Ethiopian investigators released a statement this morning providing details of their preliminary findings into the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, which crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa. The accident involved Boeing’s new B737 Max 8 aircraft type, …

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Taking tax online?

The Office for Tax Simplification has released its first report on how HMRC’s process of collecting inheritance tax could be improved by simplifying forms and making more of the process digital. These are the sorts of changes that might not …

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Could a property ‘Logbook’ speed up the conveyancing process?

At the Annual mortgage Conference held earlier this month, government officials criticised the delays in current conveyancing processes. It was stated that it takes an average of 19 weeks to get from acceptance of an offer to completion. One of …

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The easiest way to avoid shareholder disputes

A shareholders’ agreement is a contract entered into between some or all of the shareholders in a company. A shareholders’ agreement regulates the relationship between the shareholders – they are most often used to give protection to the shareholders’ investments …

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High Court grants retrospective permission allowing use of disclosed documents to obtain US legal advice

Earlier this year, Collyer Bristow reported on a Commercial Court decision [1] in which The ECU Group Plc (“ECU”) was granted pre-action disclosure of various documents relating to suspected “front-running” by HSBC (“the Disclosed Documents”). In an interesting turn of …

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What are the implications of renting out your driveway?

Associate Mandeep Mattu from our Real Estate team advises what you need to keep in mind if you want to rent out you driveway. Click here to read the article, first featured in Financial Times on 16 Nov 2018.

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The new Electronic Communications Code – round 1 goes to the Operators

The decision of the Upper Tribunal in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited v the University of London (2018) permitted the operator to access, inspect and survey the landowner’s premises as a substantive right under paragraph 3(a) or 3(d) of the Electronic …

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Commercial Court dismisses allegations of fraud in connection with forex “demo accounts”

In a highly critical Commercial Court judgment, Mr Justice Knowles has described two investment funds’ allegations of fraud against a forex trading firm as “an elaborate and expensive, unmeritorious attempt” to “throw off their responsibility onto the shoulders of the …

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Why you will no longer need to swear when visiting your solicitor

The Government has announced that, from the end of November, executors will no longer need to formally swear an oath before receiving the grant of probate – instead they will be able to make a ‘digital’ statement of truth. This …

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