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Leading UK law firm Mills & Reeve continues to grow with its move to a new London office.
Neil Davis (London)
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:33:06 GMT+00:00
Leading UK law firm Mills & Reeve has been ranked 36th in the top 50 most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:11:12 GMT+00:00
Data has always been important in financial transactions. The earliest forms of writing involved keeping records of grain, sheep and cattle entering and leaving farms and warehouses in ancient Sumeria. More recently, the financial services sector has an established history of using statistical methods to make decisions about individuals – credit-scoring and data-based insurance pricing, for example.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:52:27 GMT+00:00
The EU Conflict Mineral Regulation has been adopted by the EU Parliament and EU Council with key elements relating to due diligence and disclosure obligations due to come into force on 1 January 2021.
Wed, 4 Sep 2019 13:51:21 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve is once again celebrating the Yorkshire tech scene with the launch of Top Tech: Yorkshire, the annual report that celebrates the region's cutting-edge companies.
Mon, 2 Sep 2019 13:56:31 GMT+00:00
Strutt & Parker (Farms) Limited, one of East Anglia’s oldest and best known diversified farming businesses, with a history dating back more than one hundred years, has been sold to Robigus Limited.
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:22:15 GMT+00:00
We round up some recent litigation cases.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:43:51 GMT+00:00
The role that restrictive covenants in employment contracts play in protecting against post-employment competition from ex-employees can often be quickly dismissed. There is still a perception that this type of clause cannot be enforced when push comes to shove.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:39:24 GMT+00:00
A claimant must issue their claim within the relevant limitation period. The length of the relevant period will depend on the type of claim. However, it is common practice for parties in all manner of disputes to enter into standstill agreements when the expiry of a limitation period is approaching.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:33:06 GMT+00:00
In many disputes, parties will run up legal costs long before court proceedings begin. If these are incurred preparing for the court proceedings, often by following a pre-action protocol, they can in principle be recovered from an unsuccessful party as “costs of and incidental to” the proceedings under section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:25:57 GMT+00:00
We take stock of three new developments which shed more light on how holiday pay should be calculated and how far back arrears can be claimed.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:12:30 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has acted on the sale of fish and chip chain Harry Ramsden’s for the Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) to Reigate business Deep Blue Restaurants.
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 16:28:47 GMT+00:00
In a case with multiple Respondents, where two had entered Administration, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that proceedings normally stayed by virtue of a moratorium in administration could continue in respect of the other Respondents.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:02:37 GMT+00:00
When serving a statutory demand on an individual, a secured creditor is required to specify the nature and value of any security held, including third party charges “rooted” in the same debt. Failure to do so will result in the court setting aside the demand.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:57:35 GMT+00:00
A supplier to convenience stores received payments of £162,000 by direct debits from the Company’s bank account after the date of presentation of the winding-up petition
Lino Di Lorenzo
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:54:06 GMT+00:00
A winding-up order was made against Diamond Hangar Limited (“Diamond”). Six days later Diamond applied to rescind the winding up order under Rule 12.59 Insolvency Rules 2016.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:51:21 GMT+00:00
Directors are not personally liable for an unlawful distribution if they have: taken reasonable steps to prepare adequate accounts, reasonably relied upon advisors and are unaware of the facts that rendered a dividend unlawful.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:47:58 GMT+00:00
The court appointed receivers over the shares in, and various assets of, Blackpool FC, following the failure of one party to buy the shares of the minority party in the club pursuant to an order arising out of an unfair prejudice petition.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:43:14 GMT+00:00
Welcome to the new CPR Part 53 and to the specialist Media and Communications List.
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:29:42 GMT+00:00
Why do medical records hold the key to malpractice cases and why are so many episodes of patient care poorly recorded? In this article Stephen King offers some insights into small changes in practice that could have a significant and beneficial impact on avoiding malpractice claims.
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:24:09 GMT+00:00
Boris Johnson’s victory in the Conservative Party leadership election came just 100 days before the latest Brexit deadline of 31 October. In this briefing we explore the impact of his appointment as PM on the UK’s preparations to leave the EU.
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 09:10:56 GMT+00:00
At a time when our high streets are struggling and retail is undergoing huge disruption, the future of our city centres has never been more uncertain. Join us as we explore the future of the city. We will focus on ensuring that city centres and out-of-town can both succeed as well as innovative ways to address the challenges that face city centre and satellite developments.
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 13:13:04 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has enjoyed another solid year of growth with turnover rising to £110.9 million – an increase of 4.3% on last year.
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 11:08:01 GMT+00:00
The recent focus on the use, and misuse, of NDAs in cases of actual and alleged workplace harassment risks losing sight of the bigger picture: what still needs to be done to create truly inclusive workplaces, free from harassment?
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 11:07:37 GMT+00:00
Later on this year, seventeen NHS Trusts will take numerous councils to the High Court, contending that the councils are wrong in not affording the Trusts the same business rates treatment as charities.
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 10:59:38 GMT+00:00
Join us this Autumn for a set of courses which will introduce you to key changes surrounding Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:47:40 GMT+00:00
Join us this Autumn for a series of events focussing on how local health systems are implementing their ICSs, as well as hearing from leaders in integrated care across England.
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:38:59 GMT+00:00
We have launched a unique legal offering, in an effort to “level the playing field” for women in sport. The package includes reduced hourly rates, an initial hour of free advice, and mentoring and networking opportunities. The Equaliser is available to professional and amateur female athletes, women’s sports teams and governing bodies, and brands investing in women’s sport.
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:16:45 GMT+00:00
It is more than a year now since the introduction of Europe’s new data privacy regime, the GDPR. There was a flurry of activity leading up to and following the launch date in May 2018, GDPR fell out of the headlines. Recent high profile penalty announcements running into the hundreds of millions have again highlighted the dangers of failure to comply. We consider some of the issues that are keeping business leaders and privacy regulators awake at night. In this article we focus on data privacy issues that arise in the context of artificial intelligence.
Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:48:59 GMT+00:00
Felix Ngole (Mr Ngole) won his appeal this month against the University of Sheffield (the University) after the High Court had previously upheld the University’s decision to exclude him from his postgraduate course.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:19:54 GMT+00:00
The UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has promised that the UK will leave the EU by the extended Brexit deadline of 31 October 2019, “deal or no deal”. There seems to be little prospect of the current Withdrawal Agreement being ratified by the UK Parliament and the EU position is that this will not be renegotiated. A Halloween “no deal” Brexit therefore looks increasingly likely, with all the uncertainty and disruption that will bring. However, in such an event owners of EU trade marks and designs can at least be certain as to how these rights will be protected.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:49:05 GMT+00:00
The Information Commissioner’s Office has started issuing notices of intention to fine data controllers under the GDPR for data breaches.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:56:51 GMT+00:00
The Government published its policy paper “global potential, global growth” in March 2019, which sets ambitious targets for increasing the UK’s involvement in the international education market over the next ten years.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:43:50 GMT+00:00
We round up some recent litigation cases.
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:21:48 GMT+00:00
In a globalised world disputes are increasingly international and frequently require disclosure of evidence from other jurisdictions.
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:15:08 GMT+00:00
In the wake of Carillion’s collapse, businesses are taking an increasingly active role in monitoring the financial position of their key suppliers.
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:07:34 GMT+00:00
Satellite litigation about disclosure of supposedly privileged internal communications continues to proliferate.
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:02:57 GMT+00:00
It is more than a year now since the introduction of Europe’s new data privacy regime, the GDPR. After a flurry of activity leading up to and following the launch date in May 2018, GDPR fell out of the headlines. Recent high profile penalty announcements running into the hundreds of millions have again highlighted the dangers of failure to comply. We consider some of the issues that are keeping business leaders and privacy regulators awake at night.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:28:48 GMT+00:00
The case of Young v Royal & Sun Alliance is the first reported case to be decided under the new Act.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:54:57 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve’s private client and family teams have had another year of strong rankings in the Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide.
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:51:01 GMT+00:00
Our legal update for in-house charity lawyers.
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:31:37 GMT+00:00
The final Charity Commission report into safeguarding issues at Oxfam, which concluded that senior staff failed to alert law enforcement to allegations aid workers in Haiti were having sex with minors, is an important reminder that all charity trustees should continue to consider safeguarding to be a vital focus for their charity.
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:26:59 GMT+00:00
More than 100 members of the Mills & Reeve team put their bodies on the line during a weekend of various physical challenges to raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT).
Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:04:04 GMT+00:00
A fraud response initiative set up by Mills & Reeve and specialist insurance business Pen Underwriting, has helped recover £3.7 million of £6.7 million lost to cyber conveyancing fraud since 2017.
Tue, 9 Jul 2019 08:30:22 GMT+00:00
A new survey of Mills & Reeve staff has revealed exceptionally high levels of engagement with 97% saying they would recommend the firm as a good place to work.
Mon, 8 Jul 2019 13:51:57 GMT+00:00
This is the second of our 2019 In-House in Focus workshops, where we will be focussing on regulation and fairness in business organisations.
Thu, 4 Jul 2019 14:21:42 GMT+00:00
The company in liquidation had been part of the multi-billion dollar Madoff Ponzi scheme. Investors purchased shares in the company, which in turn invested in Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC (“BLMIS”). When investors sought to withdraw their investment, BLMIS provided fraudulent valuation reports to support an inflated share value. Investors who redeemed their shares early made a profit, but those who retained their investments long term lost everything.
Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:58:02 GMT+00:00
Indigo Projects London Limited (IPL) entered a CVA on 28 February 2019. The Defendants had the benefit of an adjudication award in the sum of £177,662.72 (the Award), made in January 2019. IPL applied for summary judgment to enforce the Award.
Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:48:34 GMT+00:00
The respondent director, “W”, incorporated the company which purchased a property in February 2011 for £550,000 from her friend and former employer, “G”. The purchase was funded entirely by loans, including a loan from a company connected with G’s wife and son.
Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:38:35 GMT+00:00
An English court order did not have its intended effect; in light of the defendants seeking to reserve any rights they may have under Spanish law to monies, the High Court determined, was payable to the receivers.
Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:27:52 GMT+00:00