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Brexit provides economic threats to exporters, with such things as higher tariffs, and stricter border checks and packaging regulations.
Case review 24/10/2018
The Court of Appeal have unanimously refused permission for the judicial review of a local authority decision to grant a lease extension, due to the failure to support an allegation that it amounted to state aid.
We have seen an increasing number of disputes concerning commercial contracts that have not accurately reflected the intentions of the parties.
Case review 17/08/2018
Patrick Cowley and Anor (The Joint and Several Trustees in Bankruptcy of the Property of the Bankrupt) v All Powerful Holding Ltd and Anor HCB 104/2017 (1 August 2018)
Alleged mis-selling with a trusts twist – extra risks for banks in providing “one stop shop” services for wealthy individuals?
Wealthy individuals maintain a private banking account, through which they buy high risk investment products on margin. The markets then fall. The assets held in the account fall in value. Margin calls are made by the bank. The wealthy individuals then allege that the bank should not have sold such products to them.
Case review 16/07/2018
Following a lengthy 21-day hearing, the NSW Supreme Court has dismissed proceedings brought against former directors, officers and employees of Forge Group Limited by its surety providers.
Malicious prosecution - New weapon against unmeritorious litigants in civil proceedings in Hong Kong?
The number of court hearings involving litigants in person are on the rise and this presents a challenge to the courts and also those who are on the opposite side of a litigant in person.
People have been surprised by the freedom with which they can use social media to express uninhibited, unrestrained and carefree commentary on any topic. But channels that at first seemed so easy and cost so little to participate have been 'weaponised' to damage feelings and reputations
Case review 29/05/2018
In a lengthy and erudite judgment on 23 May 2018, Justice Lee of the Federal Court set out the history of competing securities class actions and considered the principles for how they ought to be case managed.
We are pleased to confirm that we have promoted six solicitors to our partnership, taking our worldwide partner count to 279.