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A series of webinars on legal issues affecting the construction and engineering industry. Please find recordings of our previous Foundations webinars below.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:29:22 GMT+00:00
We are delighted to have been ranked in an impressive 50 different practice areas in the latest edition of Chambers UK.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:11:15 GMT+00:00
The Job Support Scheme has two different elements: a wage subsidy for businesses that experience reduced demand (which has now been made significantly more generous) and a grant towards the wage costs of businesses that are required to close completely because of local lock-down restrictions.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:10:48 GMT+00:00
A recent high court case clarifies that a party’s communications with its foreign lawyers, including its own foreign in-house team, are protected by the same legal advice privilege which also protects communications between English lawyers and their clients.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:54:41 GMT+00:00
The last six months have seen a striking rise in the number of applications for High Court judges to recuse themselves because of alleged apparent bias. We ask whether this a blip brought on by present extreme circumstances or whether it is a trend that is likely to continue
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:46:34 GMT+00:00
In this article we look at the concept of vicarious liability in the context of an employer’s liability for the acts of their employees, looking in particular at the recent case of Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Limited in which the High Court held that the employer was not vicariously liable for the acts of an employee who played a prank on a contractor resulting in serious injury.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:40:46 GMT+00:00
A round-up of some recent litigation cases that may be of interest to you.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:34:49 GMT+00:00
Liam Burnett and Adrian Kwintner discuss Double Insurance and contribution.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:41:15 GMT+00:00
A webinar by Virginia Hickley and Charlie Andrews.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:35:49 GMT+00:00
Ben Hardiman looks at Business Interruption insurance and the impact of the FCA test case.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:22:08 GMT+00:00
We are pleased to invite you to the first of six online events aimed at digital and creative businesses in the Midlands region.
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:08:06 GMT+00:00
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) digital customer experience provider, SessionCam has been sold to Glassbox Digital, a provider of digital experience analytics for web and mobile applications, in a deal advised by Clearwater International.
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:54:42 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve have acted on the restructuring of long-standing client, Archant Media, which has saved a 175-year-old business and 1,200 jobs.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:12:54 GMT+00:00
In this session we discuss whether the availability of IP protection for Big Data (and its applications) matches current and future business needs.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:00:13 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve's health & care team prove their sector strength by winning Legal Advisor of the Year – Public in this year’s Health Investor Awards.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:44:40 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve’s health & care team has acted on a purchase that will create additional capacity for NHS operations and procedures.
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:54:02 GMT+00:00
Following the success of our first Gearing Up for Brexit webinar, Mills & Reeve and Garbutt & Elliott are delighted to announce the second in our series of updates focused on how to prepare your business for Brexit.
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:05:34 GMT+00:00
NHS-led lead provider collaboratives represent an opportunity to transform health care delivery while driving improvements in patient outcomes and lived experience. All of which support the ambitions of the long-term plan.
Fri, 9 Oct 2020 09:43:03 GMT+00:00
On 31 January 2020, having ratified the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK left the EU and entered into a transition period which ends on 31 December 2020.
Thu, 8 Oct 2020 14:24:34 GMT+00:00
Mills and Reeve has advised on IMPACT, the partnership of nine NHS and independent sector organisations providing Adult Secure Care services in the East Midlands.
Thu, 8 Oct 2020 10:51:27 GMT+00:00
In the context of a cladding claim (and an interim application for summary judgment brought by the Defendant ), the TCC decision in RG Securities (No.2) Ltd V (1) Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty CE (2) Building Lifeplans Ltd (3) R Maskell Ltd  EWHC 1646 (TCC) is another case which supports the proposition that the discovery (or significant suspicion) of deliberately concealed information can effectively reset the limitation clock, even where a defendant may have already acquired a limitation defence.
Thu, 8 Oct 2020 10:38:16 GMT+00:00
Mills and Reeve has been listed in the top 30 most innovative law firms in Europe, according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2020 report.
Wed, 7 Oct 2020 14:29:48 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve proved good things come in threes after scooping a hat trick of prizes at this year’s Legal Week Innovation Awards.
Wed, 7 Oct 2020 10:24:02 GMT+00:00
Eric France and Lino Di Lorenzo discuss how to terminate contracts safely especially in the context of supply chains following the enactment of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.
Wed, 7 Oct 2020 09:40:07 GMT+00:00
Under the Recast Insolvency Regulation ((EU) 2015/848), “main” insolvency proceedings can only be opened in the Member State in which the debtor has their centre of main interests (“comicile”).
Tue, 6 Oct 2020 09:24:24 GMT+00:00
Spiceroy Restaurant Ltd (the company) carried on the business of a restaurant. In June 2017, immigration officers entered the restaurant and arrested four migrant workers who did not have permission to work.
Tue, 6 Oct 2020 09:14:00 GMT+00:00
Section 283A IA gives a bankrupt’s trustee in bankruptcy three years to take steps to realise or secure the bankrupt’s interest in the bankrupt’s home. If, at the end of the three year period the bankrupt’s trustee has not taken the required steps the interest will re-vest in the bankrupt.
Tue, 6 Oct 2020 09:01:23 GMT+00:00
The Respondent companies operated schemes to enable landlords of empty property to avoid paying business rates.
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 15:40:43 GMT+00:00
The High Court confirmed that parties should not try to bypass an arbitration clause by presenting a winding-up petition.
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 15:33:44 GMT+00:00
London Capital Marketing Ltd, a company operating in the financial sector, has been wound up following a petition presented by a connected company on the basis that it was unable to pay its debts as they fall due.
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 15:23:59 GMT+00:00
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 introduced a new form of insolvency procedure known as a restructuring plan, a scheme of arrangement which brings with it the potential to bind dissenting classes of creditors. We now have the first reported example of a plan having being sanctioned for a restructure of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, albeit one where there was no need for any class to be crammed down.
Lino Di Lorenzo
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 15:16:14 GMT+00:00
Eight months before it went into administration, Comet repaid a loan to a potentially connected party as part of a wider sale. It was intended that a sale of shares in Comet to another party was to happen immediately before the loan repayment took place, but, in fact, the loan was potentially repaid around 20 minutes before the share sale.
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 15:11:41 GMT+00:00
We are delighted to have once again performed well in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK.
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 10:24:48 GMT+00:00
Significant changes to the Scheme to make it more flexible took effect on 1 July. From 1 August, employers have started contributing to furloughed employees’ wages costs. The Scheme closes on 31 October and the final deadline for making or adjusting claims is 30 November.
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 09:54:06 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has advised long-standing client IQ Capital on a series of investments including investments under the Government backed Future Fund.
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 09:50:13 GMT+00:00
The Government has published further post-Brexit details of the new immigration system which replaces EU freedom of movement from the start of 2021
Mon, 5 Oct 2020 08:37:59 GMT+00:00
Andrew Playle, John Grundy, Deborah Clark and Elizabeth Field discuss current legislation and Inheritance Tax Planning.
Fri, 2 Oct 2020 14:26:36 GMT+00:00
This series of interactive and informative webinars covers everything you need to know about sales of land by consortiums. Our real estate specialists explore the different elements of land sales in these concise and engaging webinars.
Fri, 2 Oct 2020 11:36:59 GMT+00:00
The safety driver of a self-driving test vehicle faces a negligent homicide charge in Arizona. This highlights the difficulties of relying on a driver to take back control in an emergency.
Fri, 2 Oct 2020 09:17:21 GMT+00:00
We cover what employers need to know about the new immigration system that will be in place from 1 January 2021 and the actions to take now to prepare for the changes.
Thu, 1 Oct 2020 15:45:22 GMT+00:00
As we approach the final three months of the transitional period, we assess the state of negotiations with the EU and explain what steps organisations should be considering now to prepare for the UK’s exit from the single market.
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:20:54 GMT+00:00
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 will come into force on 29 September 2020. This will amend a number of the provisions included within the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA). It appears to be a continuation of the Government’s attempts to give businesses additional breathing space to manage the impact of COVID-19.
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:17:30 GMT+00:00
The second in our ‘Foundations’ series of webinars on legal issues affecting the construction and engineering industry.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:20:38 GMT+00:00
In-depth research gives a telling insight into what clients want from a law firm in the future and, that while innovation and technological developments are expected, strong relationships remain key.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:57:16 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has launched its annual search for the most pioneering technology companies in Yorkshire and the North West. Top Tech: Yorkshire and Top Tech: North West, in partnership with TheBusinessDesk.com, are once again looking to showcase cutting-edge companies which have put both regions on the map as a hub for technological development and innovation.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:26:15 GMT+00:00
Our fourth (but first virtual!) Inspiring Women in Technology event recorded on Wednesday 16 September 2020, is in conjunction with One HealthTech and Code Nation, and discusses technology and wellbeing.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:53:51 GMT+00:00
The Contract Conversations webinar series, are bi-weekly bitesized events aimed specifically at people dealing with commercial contracts on a day-to-day basis.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:37:49 GMT+00:00
Welcome to the final article in our series of briefings on the new edition of Who Pays? This time we are going to focus on how to establish the identity of the party with funding responsibility for detentions and aftercare packages under MHA 1983.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:53:36 GMT+00:00
In the article we look at the way in which contracting parties define the use of the phrase “design life”. We find that allegations as to breaches of design are often couched in terms of a contractual failure to comply with designated design life requirements as specified in the contractual documents. But what does the term “designated design life requirements (“DDLR”)“ mean? And what arguments can be raised in its defence?
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:31:13 GMT+00:00
Well, maybe that’s not quite true, but it is a concern for many in the field.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:50:59 GMT+00:00