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In-house in Focus: NDAs - do's and don'ts - sharing and restrictions

The second of our November In-house in Focus sessions will look at NDAs.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 14:22:08 GMT+01:00

In-house in Focus: Current ESG issues that in-house counsel should be thinking about

The first of our November In-house in Focus webinars.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 14:09:59 GMT+01:00

Foundations: webinars for the construction and engineering industry

A series of webinars on legal issues affecting the construction and engineering industry.

Alison Garrett

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:39:44 GMT+01:00

Award launched to support under-represented law students in Birmingham, Leeds & Manchester

Mills & Reeve has launched its Reach Development Award 2022 providing students opportunities to get into the legal profession.

Dawn Brathwaite

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:43:27 GMT+01:00

F-star sign landmark licence and collaboration agreement with Janssen to develop and commercialise multiple next generation bispecific antibody therapeutics

The life sciences team at Mills & Reeve has acted for long standing client, F-star Therapeutics, on its licence and collaboration agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc.

James Fry

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:49:44 GMT+01:00

“Achieve More Together”: Mills & Reeve's Reach mentoring scheme

Earlier this year we were excited to launch Mills & Reeve’s first Reach mentoring scheme to support our Reach staff. I am proud to be part of the wider Reach network and a member of the Reach Mentoring Committee. As a lawyer from an Asian background reflecting on my personal journey into the legal profession, I understand the challenges and barriers facing black, brown and mixed heritage lawyers. It therefore comes as no surprise that working in a firm that fosters diversity and inclusion is very important to me. Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Mills & Reeve’s strategy.

Sushila Pindoria

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:31:21 GMT+01:00

Health and Care Conversations: Primary Care Redevelopment

Recorded on 19 October 2021, Rob Day and Jennifer Lewis of Mills & Reeve are joined by Ian Hume of the BMA and Jonathan Webb at Assura to discuss Improving or renewing your GP Surgery and the role of the ICB.

Rob Day

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:13:11 GMT+01:00

The Box: Are brokers in Covid’s firing line?

Ben Hardiman and Liam Burnett assess the defences available to brokers who receive claims from disgruntled clients who have not received payment (or insufficient payment) from insurers of Covid losses.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:53:12 GMT+01:00

Contract Conversations - Christmas Quiz

Join us for the Contract Conversations end of year Christmas round up quiz

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:26:13 GMT+01:00

Contract Conversations - Supply chain contracts

The next in our series our Contract Conversations.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:14:39 GMT+01:00

Developer advises on the regeneration of Cambridge car park into a premium aparthotel

Mills & Reeve is advising developer Marick Real Estate on the regeneration of a Cambridge car park into a premium aparthotel.

Caroline Hanratty

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:06:07 GMT+01:00

The Box

We bring you a series of bitesize webinars for insurance brokers, intermediaries and their insurers.

James Thompson

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:27:57 GMT+01:00

Employment workshop for the education sector

The first in our national autumn series of employment webinars for the education sector

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:55:26 GMT+01:00

Cover Talk: Claims trends and emerging risks in D&O insurance

Join James Thompson for our November Cover Talk.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:34:02 GMT+01:00

In-house in Focus webinar series

A series of webinars for in-house lawyers looking for practical and commercial advice during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jayne Hussey

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 15:56:19 GMT+01:00

Talking IP: How to protect your intellectual property

The Virtual Talking IP series will give you access to video content, articles and updates on IP, brands, trade marks, copyright, design and patents.

Mark Pearce

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:53:48 GMT+01:00

Thriving places: developing your place based partnership arrangements

Autumn has seen the publication of several further guidance documents from NHS England/Improvement to support systems preparing to establish ICS arrangements from April 2022.

Rhian Vandrill

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:49:24 GMT+01:00

Law firm gives back to celebrate Black History Month

Mills & Reeve’s Reach into Schools project has donated cross cultural books to primary schools across the UK.

Dawn Brathwaite

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:12:11 GMT+01:00

Hirachand v Hirachand: The Court of Appeal controversially upholds the recoverability of CFA success fees in 1975 Act claims

The Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case of Hirachand v Hirachand on Friday 15 October 2021. Despite Parliament having passed legislation aimed at preventing the recoverability of success fees payable under Conditional Fee Agreements (commonly referred to as a “no win, no fee” agreements), the Court confirmed that individuals bringing claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 can recover these success fees from the estates they are claiming from. Conditional Fee Agreements, which have been described as “the major contributor to disproportionate costs in civil litigation”, may now become the dominant means of funding these claims.

Ben Reeves

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:23:19 GMT+01:00

Cover Talk: Webinars for the insurance sector

Cover Talk is a series of bitesized webinars aimed specifically at insurers, insurance brokers and those working in the insurance sector.

Andrew Tobin

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:57:23 GMT+01:00

Breaking Ground

Bitesize webinars for the construction and engineering risk market.

Andrea Lynch

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:01:20 GMT+01:00

Inspiring Women in Technology

A series of virtual discussions with key players and “up and coming” specialists in the West Midlands tech scene on how women can break into the industry, overcome challenges and forge a meaningful and successful career in tech.

Fay Lyttle

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:05:16 GMT+01:00

Suits you? Insurers deploy anti-suit injunction to enforce exclusive jurisdiction clauses

James Thompson and Ash Patel discuss the Commercial Court’s recent decision in AIG Europe SA and Others v John Wood Group Plc, a case which shows the effectiveness of anti-suit injunctions in enforcing exclusive jurisdiction clauses in excess layer insurance policies. Of interest to claims adjusters and underwriters.

James Thompson

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 11:16:39 GMT+01:00

EU holds up mirror to UK’s whistleblowing legislation

The EU Whistleblowing Directive is due to be implemented across the EU by mid-December. The UK will not have to follow suit, but what lessons can be drawn from its provisions?

Charles Pigott

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:41:22 GMT+01:00

Private Affairs newsletter - Autumn 2021

Read our most recent newsletter for the private wealth sector.

Andrew Playle

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:36:40 GMT+01:00

Health and Care Bill: all change for provider selection

Rona McPherson considers the impending changes to the commissioning of healthcare services and procurement rules outlined in the Health and Care Bill.

Rona McPherson

Thu, 7 Oct 2021 10:08:24 GMT+01:00

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Black History Month to me means using the 31 days of October to celebrate black history and culture. Across the month I usually expect to see relatable news articles, conversations springing up with friends and associates about topical matters, and perhaps even pop-ups around cities.

Omar Nwoko

Wed, 6 Oct 2021 11:49:49 GMT+01:00

Residential property developer tax – FAQs

What is RPDT? Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT) is a new tax proposed to be levied against certain residential property developers on certain profits.

Emily Wilkinson

Tue, 5 Oct 2021 15:51:28 GMT+01:00

Disclosure applications in preference claim

The Liquidator claimed against the Respondent to recover a payment of £115 million as an alleged preference under s.239 IA 1986. The Respondent was connected with the company for the purposes of s.239, so there is therefore a rebuttable presumption of a desire to prefer.

Jacob Walker

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 10:46:08 GMT+01:00

Part 26 scheme sanctioned

The companies proposing the scheme were high interest rate lenders to individuals on low to moderate incomes. The companies proposed the scheme to deal with potential claims that the borrowers had for failure to comply with statutory requirements on lending.

Morgan Bowen

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 10:32:41 GMT+01:00

Priority status for electronic money holders

Ipagoo LLP (“Ipagoo”) was an electronic money institution that fell into administration. Ipagoo issued electronic money and provided multi-country and cross-currency payment account services.

Tim Evans

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 10:21:09 GMT+01:00

Who pays the rates?

The defendants, registered owners of unoccupied commercial property, had incorporated SPVs, and granted leases of the properties to them. Under the scheme, each SPV became the “owner” of the property for the purpose of rates liability.

Catherine Noble

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 10:11:41 GMT+01:00

Waiver in insolvency proceedings

The trustees in bankruptcy brought proceedings under Insolvency Act s339 and/or s423, that were issued in October 2019 and listed for first hearing in March 2020. The limitation period for the claims expired in February 2020.

Jamie Wheatley

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 10:03:40 GMT+01:00

Challenging valuations for voting purposes

This case concerned a challenge made by a creditor (also a director) against a decision by an administrator to value another creditor’s debt for voting purposes.

Lino Di Lorenzo

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 09:54:20 GMT+01:00

Coronavirus v winding up petition – who wins?

The creditor presented a winding up petition against a debtor in respect of a construction debt following an adjudication and subsequent judgment.

Neil Smyth

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 09:41:02 GMT+01:00

Breaking Ground: Initial steps under the pre-action protocol for construction and engineering claims

Register now for the second webinar in our new Breaking Ground series.

Fri, 1 Oct 2021 11:05:45 GMT+01:00

Mediation and sports law

"The number of sports related disputes has increased exponentially in recent years and, while some sports regulations and contracts provide for early mediation prior to commencing arbitration or litigation, mediation is generally under-utilised in sport. I predict a surge in mediation cases in the coming years as clients realise the full potential of being empowered to frame the terms of resolution of their disputes (not to mention the cost and time benefits as well as the potential to preserve relationships and protect reputations)”.

Carol Couse

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:08:54 GMT+01:00

Two's company, three's a crowd

During this seminar our speakers will be discussing intervenor cases and how the family courts deal with third party interests.

Aasha Choudhary

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:21:05 GMT+01:00

Life Sciences Legal Forum: September 2021

In this recording from 23 September 2021 Mills & Reeve and Lexington Health focus on crisis management for life science businesses.

James Fry

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:22:25 GMT+01:00

Government considers Polluter Pays Principle for cladding

A group of residents from the Royal Artillery Quays building in Woolwich, East London is proposing a further amendment to the Building Safety Bill to incorporate what is known as the Polluter Pays Principle. 

Adele Evans

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:49:30 GMT+01:00

Mills & Reeve announced as best law firm across Oxfordshire

Mills & Reeve is celebrating after receiving the best law firm award at the Oxfordshire Property Festival Awards 2021.

Peter Seaborn

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:17:20 GMT+01:00

Inclusion in sport – fair game for all?

This year has been a great one for sport: the return of Wimbledon, and the delayed Euros, Olympics and Paralympics; there have been many sports headlines that have kept the nation gripped and talking. But in 2021 what’s been notable is that headlines have gone beyond reporting on scores, winners, and who is moving where. Many have put diversity and inclusion issues under the spotlight, but some have demonstrated that there is still much to do to fully embed diversity, inclusion and equity within sport.

Ainslie Wilson-Shearer

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:58:39 GMT+01:00

Health and Care Conversations: Compulsory vaccinations for care home workers

Health and Care Conversations webinar on compulsory vaccinations for care home workers.

Duncan Astill

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:12:30 GMT+01:00

Children Law Awareness Week: International Children Law webinar

Experts on family and children law present a webinar on international children law issues.

Zoe Fleetwood

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:39:31 GMT+01:00

Environmental, social and governance – the bigger picture for life sciences

Business leaders know that environmental, social and governance issues are increasingly important – to their customers, their people and their investors. This is no longer a "nice to have", but a key part of doing business in the modern world. At Mills & Reeve, we are bringing an ever-increasing focus to our own business practices, and, more importantly, to how we can support our clients in achieving their own ESG goals. Here we consider what this means for the life sciences sector and what steps we are seeing organisations take to make a real difference.

James Fry

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:52:32 GMT+01:00

HR Energy

James Kidd

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:18:45 GMT+01:00

Contract Conversations: webinar series on contractual disputes

Our Contract Conversations webinars are bi-weekly bitesized events aimed specifically at people dealing with commercial contracts on a day-to-day basis.

Mark Davison

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:12:28 GMT+01:00

Public procurement webinars

In this series our procurement experts address public procurement in the UK, focussing on topics that those working with public procurement need to consider.

Shailee Howard

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:31:58 GMT+01:00

A partial return of winding up petitions

The option to present a winding up petition for the non-payment of debt temporarily returns from 1 October 2021, albeit with a modified approach.

Tim Evans

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:58:44 GMT+01:00

Sustainable investing and ESG investing in the health and care sector

Sustainability, net zero, ESG. All topics that are (or should be) at the top of every organisation’s agenda. But many are confused about what they should be doing and indeed what is ESG.

Jill Mason

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:50:03 GMT+01:00