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2015

Illegality defence remains uncertain - the latest from the Court of Appeal

Illegality defence remains uncertain - the latest from the Court of Appeal

This month in Sharma v Top Brands Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1140 the Court of Appeal has again been asked to grapple with the question of when the illegalit ...

Pre-Packs – The latest attempt at transparency

Pre-Packs – The latest attempt at transparency

Pre-Packs Often seen as controversial by the press but essential by restructuring professionals, pre-packs are the arrangement whereby a sale of all o ...

Hacked off? Accountants increasingly being targeted by hacking scams

Hacked off? Accountants increasingly being targeted by hacking scams

Recently we have seen an increase in professionals who hold client money being targeted by hacking scams. Accountants are increasingly being targeted ...

Accountancy Newsletter December 2015

Accountancy Newsletter December 2015

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

Med-mal: Inquests and closer ties to regulatory action

Med-mal: Inquests and closer ties to regulatory action

If a healthcare professional or provider has provided care or treatment which may have contributed to a patient's death, they are likely to be drawn i ...

Claims for care: What happens when the claimant is already injured?

Claims for care: What happens when the claimant is already injured?

In a medical malpractice claim, the Court is often faced with a Claimant who, prior to any negligent medical treatment, will have needed a degree of c ...

Home Office clampdown on construction industry-illegal working and modern slavery

Home Office clampdown on construction industry-illegal working and modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Act (the "Act"), which came into effect in October 2015, is aimed at tackling the global problem of slavery and human trafficking. ...

London Corporate Deals 2015

London Corporate Deals 2015

DAC Beachcroft's London Corporate team advised on more than 40 completed deals this year, with an aggregate value of over £0.75bn. These were in a wid ...

Vicarious Liability - is a football club responsible for dressing room assaults?

Vicarious Liability - is a football club responsible for dressing room assaults?

The liability of a professional football club for the actions of its players was considered in the High Court decision in GB v Stoke City Football Clu ...

Does historic knowledge of pleural plaques give a limitation defence in asbestos-related claims

Does historic knowledge of pleural plaques give a limitation defence in asbestos-related claims

Whilst personal injury claims for pleural plaques alone have not been actionable in England and Wales since the House of Lords's decision in Johnson v ...