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2019

Employment Law Update - NUS Webinar

Employment Law Update - NUS Webinar

Philip Harman, Partner and Michelle Corrigan (née Jenkins), Associate host this webinar on employment law updates.

Accountancy Newsletter March 2019

Accountancy Newsletter March 2019

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

Stoffel & Co v Maria Grondone (2018) – When is illegality a defence to negligence?

Stoffel & Co v Maria Grondone (2018) – When is illegality a defence to negligence?

The illegality defence (also known as the doctrine of ex turpi causa) denies a claimant a legal remedy where his claim is based on his own illegal ac ...

Court of Appeal provides welcome guidance on the application of SAAMCO in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP

Court of Appeal provides welcome guidance on the application of SAAMCO in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP

Last year a claim against GT for £48.5M largely failed at trial, as the economic consequences of MBS entering into interest rate swaps were found to f ...

“Is it time to build a new house?” Financial reporting – a new era beckons for professionals, directors and their insurers.

“Is it time to build a new house?” Financial reporting – a new era beckons for professionals, directors and their insurers.

Two significant publications at the end of 2018 seem likely to transform financial reporting and its regulation. Looking at both increasing competiti ...

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 ...

Local Authorities not liable for collision at traffic light controlled junction

Local Authorities not liable for collision at traffic light controlled junction

In his recent judgment in Taylor v Gateshead Council and Newcastle City Council, His Honour Judge Freedman reminded us of the observations of Lord Jus ...