Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

marzo 2021

The EVER GIVEN - The Cargo Perspective

The EVER GIVEN - The Cargo Perspective

A week since the 400m-long EVER GIVEN boxship first became wedged in the Suez Canal, blocking one of the key arteries of the international supply chai ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: Beware of the registration gap

Housebuilder Top Tip: Beware of the registration gap

Whilst the Land Registry is doing its best to ensure the pandemic does not impact upon applications, inevitably, some will take much longer – particul ...

Remote Swearing of Affidavits comes into force from today, 31 March 2021

Remote Swearing of Affidavits comes into force from today, 31 March 2021

From today, 31 March 2021, updated Superior Court rules will be in place regulating the processes for swearing affidavits. The Rules of the Superior C ...

Insurance brokers and vulnerable customers; updated FCA Guidance

Insurance brokers and vulnerable customers; updated FCA Guidance

An insurance broker’s primary duty is to ascertain a particular client’s insurance needs and then advise on and procure suitable insurance cover to ma ...

Non-Fungible Tokens: From CryptoKitties to Smart Contracts

Non-Fungible Tokens: From CryptoKitties to Smart Contracts

Although much of the legal framework and intellectual property (IP) implications surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are to be fully developed, ana ...

Interim -1.75% Discount Rate set for Northern Ireland

Interim -1.75% Discount Rate set for Northern Ireland

The Department of Justice has announced it will change the personal injury discount rate, on an interim basis, from +2.5% to –1.75%.   The Department ...

Asda v Brierley – Supreme Court judgment

Asda v Brierley – Supreme Court judgment

The Supreme Court today delivered its judgment on a fundamental legal issue in the multiple equal pay claims brought by Asda employees. The essence of ...

DAC Beachcroft successfully defend appeal in relation to structural defects

DAC Beachcroft successfully defend appeal in relation to structural defects

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of The Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London –v- Various leaseholders ...

Fairness in the Points Based System

Fairness in the Points Based System

The Points Based System, as it was originally introduced in 2008, was designed to be fast and economical which the preceding immigration system arguab ...

Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS)

Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS)

The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018, and more particularly, Section 8 will be commenced on 30 June 2021, bringin ...