Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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June 2015

Good News for Motor Insurers: Deregulation Act 2015 - Section 9 and Schedule 3 In Force Today

Good News for Motor Insurers: Deregulation Act 2015 - Section 9 and Schedule 3 In Force Today

Changes come into effect today that will have a significant impact on motor insurers and their statutory liability under the Road Traffic Act 1988.  S ...

Location location location: Can you specify one in a procurement?

Location location location: Can you specify one in a procurement?

A recent Advocate General's opinion has cast doubt on a body's ability to require delivery in a certain location.

KPMG – judicial review: Private appointment or public interest?

KPMG – judicial review: Private appointment or public interest?

Barclays was one of the banks which in 2012 set up compensation schemes for victims of mis-sold interest rate hedging products. The arrangements are o ...

The Financial Reporting Council and MG Rover – a dose of reality injected into the sanctions regime?

The Financial Reporting Council and MG Rover – a dose of reality injected into the sanctions regime?

Since reforms were introduced at the FRC in 2012, there has been a marked step change in the regulation of accountants and actuaries by the FRC, with ...

Insolvency changes ahead: The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Insolvency changes ahead: The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015) received Royal assent on 26 March 2015. From 26 May 2015, when the first provision ...

Tax avoidance remains high on the agenda

Tax avoidance remains high on the agenda

HMRC's tax avoidance campaign continues apace. The outcome of the general election changes nothing – whilst the Queen's Speech was silent on the issue ...

Barclays v Grant Thornton – Bannerman disclaimer

Barclays v Grant Thornton – Bannerman disclaimer

In Barclays Bank plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2015] a disclaimer, a clause by which auditors disclaim liability to third parties (commonly referred to ...

Symrise v Baker McKenzie

Symrise v Baker McKenzie

A failure to challenge the tax authorities may be a failure to mitigate. The recent High Court decision in Symrise AG v Baker & McKenzie (a firm) ...

Contract Basics Series 2: Contract Formation - Inadvertently creating binding contractual obligations

Contract Basics Series 2: Contract Formation - Inadvertently creating binding contractual obligations

Welcome to the second of our series of simple briefings aiming to highlight some of the more common issues relating to contracting. 

Alert: BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v LBG Capital

Alert: BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v LBG Capital

Court confirms approach to interpretation of Lloyds' enhanced capital notes trust deed, and corrects an obvious drafting mistake.