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Join us for a seminar which investigates key areas of development in the pensions world.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:19:12 GMT+00:00
We are delighted to present our annual employment law update for the education sector.
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:12:46 GMT+00:00
New requirements of “status determination statement” could create tax risk for public sector clients. Public bodies should ensure that they are prepared for upcoming changes to the off-payroll working rules (the IR35 rules currently applicable to “public authorities” and set to be extended to apply to medium and large private sector businesses), which are due to come into force from 6 April 2020.
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:53:46 GMT+00:00
We explore the issues that employers will need to address if their staff may have been in contact with the new coronavirus.
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:24:09 GMT+00:00
Trade mark owners will be relieved to find that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has not taken the tough line proposed in the advice of the Advocate General in a dispute over the trade marks of the Sky group of companies.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:50:10 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has completed the sale of the first phase of land as part of the redevelopment of the 120-acre former Leyland Motors test track site.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:17:22 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve win RollOnFriday’s Law Firm of the Year for the third time running, ahead of Shearman & Sterling and Osborne Clarke.
Thu, 6 Feb 2020 12:35:21 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve’s corporate team achieves 4th place in the Experian UK rankings for second year in a row.
Thu, 6 Feb 2020 11:26:58 GMT+00:00
The NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility decision-making process attracts appeals and legal challenges like moths to a particularly bright lamplight. Recently, NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group found themselves on the receiving end of such a judicial review challenge before the High Court. The allegations of unlawful decision-making were extensive – 10 grounds of challenge all-in-all.
Thu, 6 Feb 2020 09:08:00 GMT+00:00
Being involved in the unexpected death of a patient may be one of the most difficult professional situations you will face. You will have to deal with an event at both a personal and professional level that is likely to have caused you and your colleagues great distress and shock.
Wed, 5 Feb 2020 15:02:26 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve’s head of immigration Alex Russell joins forces with Kristopher Kunasingam, head of migration at Australian firm Hall & Wilcox to explore what the UK Government can learn from Australia when designing its post-Brexit immigration regime.
Tue, 4 Feb 2020 15:26:31 GMT+00:00
The Applicant director applied, in breach of the company’s articles, to Court for administration orders regarding Brickvest Limited and three group companies.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 16:32:50 GMT+00:00
This case is the latest in a line of cases, not all consistently decided, in connection with the validity of out of court appointments of administrators.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 16:26:39 GMT+00:00
The managing director of Vining Sparks UK Ltd (the “Company”), was found not liable for sums that the Company owed to HMRC following the failure of an employee remuneration trust scheme (the “Scheme”).
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 16:19:55 GMT+00:00
An administration can be extended by consent of each secured creditor and the unsecured creditors of the company.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 16:11:26 GMT+00:00
Problems for administrators when filing notices of appointment via the Electronic Working Pilot Scheme outside of court opening hours.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 16:06:48 GMT+00:00
Possibly, it turns out.
Lino Di Lorenzo
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 14:54:22 GMT+00:00
Court refuses to strike out a challenge to a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), even where it had since terminated when the company went into administration.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 14:48:32 GMT+00:00
The court supports the making of a bankruptcy order based on a debt arising out of a settlement agreement, notwithstanding the drafting not making it clear that the debt was a liquidated amount.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 14:32:27 GMT+00:00
In 2009, Gordon Brown (the then Prime Minister) wrote: "we should control new mortgages for more than 100 per cent of house value". The irony of this comment will not be lost on those insurers who went on to suffer significant losses arising from the financial crisis, many of which came from high loan to value borrowing (LTV).
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 10:14:43 GMT+00:00
Sometimes it can feel like life goes round in circles. Well, for insurers who write business based on the Solicitors Minimum Terms & Conditions (‘the MTC’), it has been one hell of a merry-go-round.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 10:11:03 GMT+00:00
The courts have always been willing to consider costs in probate claims as a special case which can justify a different outcome, but as with costs in other areas, conduct is a significant factor.
Mon, 3 Feb 2020 09:40:01 GMT+00:00
After the UK general election, we expect the UK to leave the EU at 11pm UK time on 31 January having ratified the Withdrawal Agreement. This means that the risk of a “no deal” Brexit has now effectively been removed.
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 12:00:59 GMT+00:00
The automotive industry has seen a growth in the number of inter organisation collaborations. These collaborations have seen a dramatic rise in the quantity of data being shared in order to solve complex problems. As a result, there is now a growing need for the industry to resolve the issue of how it will share such large quantities of data in a transparent and ethical manner. One approach to this issue is the use of data trusts.
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:08:14 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has partnered with Cambridge Cyrenians to raise funds for the last 12 months.
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:08:16 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve invites you to our third “Inspiring Women in Technology” event on Thursday 5 March 2020, in partnership with Code Nation and MSP, where we will be discussing mentoring for success.
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:02:38 GMT+00:00
Cannabis-based medicines are increasingly grabbing attention. High-profile cases involving children suffering from severe epilepsy have attracted media attention and public sympathy. Some parents have argued that cannabis-based treatments are the only option to provide relief for these children. Public pressure, together with changing views internationally on cannabis control, has led to a change of direction in many countries, including the UK and other European states.
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:00:19 GMT+00:00
The Charity Commission has published a considerable amount of guidance in relation to when charities need to report serious incidents.
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:36:53 GMT+00:00
We explore the key features of the second iteration of the Bill to implement Johnson’s withdrawal agreement, which is set to become law by 31 January.
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:46:41 GMT+00:00
We've brought together a round-up of some recent litigation cases that may be of interest to you.
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:28:27 GMT+00:00
Either party to a construction contract (where the construction operations are carried out in England, Wales or Scotland) can refer any dispute arising under that contract to adjudication at any time. In this guide we explain how adjudication works so that you understand the process and the tight timetable involved.
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:19:28 GMT+00:00
Those on the receiving end of defamation claims need to handle them skilfully from the outset – we offer some guidance on how to do this below.
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:58:32 GMT+00:00
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:32:06 GMT+00:00
It’s been a busy 12 months for IQ Capital and Mills & Reeve acting on investments by its IQ Capital III fund and IQ Capital Growth Opportunity Fund into companies across the region
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:52:26 GMT+00:00
With 2020 expected to bring investment into kindergarten to year 12 (K12) we take a closer look at key aspects of a typical M&A process for sellers of, and investors in, nurseries and schools in England and Wales.
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:07:04 GMT+00:00
How the EU Customs Regulation applies to UK goods and IP rights after Brexit depends upon the terms of the final Withdrawal Agreement.
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:34:52 GMT+00:00
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:36:25 GMT+00:00
We mark the beginning of 2020 by looking back over key employment law developments of 2019, and ahead to what the New Year may bring.
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:09:05 GMT+00:00
The liquidators of a company (the “Company”) applied for equitable compensation or damages against the company's managing director.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 15:15:09 GMT+00:00
In October, HHJ Stephen Davies dismissed a petition presented by the Secretary of State under Section 124A Insolvency Act 1986 to wind up two companies which operate what has been described as rates mitigation scheme. Under this section, the Secretary of State may petition the Court to wind up a company if it believes it would be expedient and in the public interest to do so.
Lino Di Lorenzo
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 14:54:03 GMT+00:00
Mr Rwamba had given a disqualification undertaking for a period of 4 years in 2009 in relation to Company 1 – he had caused Company 1 to enter into a series of foreign investments to the detriment of HMRC.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 14:45:33 GMT+00:00
Court refuses to strike out the landlords’ challenge to the CVA despite the CVA’s termination
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 14:11:16 GMT+00:00
The Bankrupt was the joint legal owner of a property in Ilford (the "Property"), and the Trustees applied to enter a bankruptcy restriction in standard Form J against the Property on 24 November 2016 (the "Application"). The Bankrupt and the other registered owner, Jagruti Patel (the "Respondent"), objected to the Application on the basis that the Bankrupt had no beneficial interest in the Property.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 13:54:22 GMT+00:00
Court declines to authorise a pre-pack sale as the administrators hadn’t complied with certain insolvency practice provisions and the proposed purchasers were connected with the current directors.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 12:21:21 GMT+00:00
The Company went into voluntary liquidation in June 2018 and the liquidators applied to the insolvency court for a stay of criminal proceedings brought against the Company for the breach of its environmental permits for handling waste.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 12:06:47 GMT+00:00
This case considered various issues including whether the requirement to ‘top up’ a rent deposit during the administration constituted an expense of the administration.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 11:59:28 GMT+00:00
Following the court’s refusal to apply it in the Davey case, the court was asked to consider applying the “Arkin cap” to a case where a liquidator’s firm had part funded an unsuccessful action.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 11:01:49 GMT+00:00
The much-anticipated draft specification for the revised Network Contract Direct Enhanced Service Network Contract (DES) was released on the 19th December and is open for consultation until the 31st January 2020.
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 10:09:25 GMT+00:00
Our Spring series of free employment law updates. Please note that the Birmingham, London, Norwich and Cambridge updates are now fully booked, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tue, 7 Jan 2020 16:18:35 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve advises Developing Experts on another investment round.
Mon, 6 Jan 2020 14:27:03 GMT+00:00