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D&O and FI Newsletter - May 2019

D&O and FI Newsletter - May 2019

 DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts.   Court of Appeal rejects novel arguments ...

The dangers of defective record keeping – Freeborn & Goldie v Marcal

The dangers of defective record keeping – Freeborn & Goldie v Marcal

The recent decision in Freeborn & Goldie v Dan Marcal Architects [2019] EWHC 454 (TCC) is a stark reminder for construction professionals of the i ...

The slip rule – how far does it go?

The slip rule – how far does it go?

The recent decision in Axis M&E UK Ltd & Anor v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 169 (TCC) has provided a useful review of the ca ...

Green light for disrepair claims? – The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

Green light for disrepair claims? – The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The Homes Act 2018 which came into force two months ago has far reaching consequences for all providers of social housing.

Accountancy Newsletter March 2019

Accountancy Newsletter March 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Accountancy newsletter features topical news and insights for our clients and contacts.

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme - implications for professional defendants

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme - implications for professional defendants

 On 1 January 2019, a two year disclosure pilot came into effect in the Business and Property Courts (B&PC) in England and Wales. It applies to ex ...

Burgess v Lejonvarn (round 3) - Professional not negligent in mates rate decision

Burgess v Lejonvarn (round 3) - Professional not negligent in mates rate decision

Professionals who provide professional services gratuitously and without a contract owe a duty of care in tort to act with reasonable care and skill i ...

Blockchain - are you engaged?

Blockchain - are you engaged?

Distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) is perhaps best known to date for its role in enabling the exchange of cryptocurrencies. However, its potential ...

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

In September last year, the FRC successfully obtained an order that an audit client disclose to the FRC privileged documents relevant to its investiga ...

'What is Subsidence?' An Interview with Sarah Dodd

'What is Subsidence?' An Interview with Sarah Dodd

DAC Beachcroft Subsidence expert Sarah Dodd answers a few questions in light of the recent surge of claims following the UK’s record-breaking heat of ...