‘In April 2019, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) became the new regulator of Claims Management businesses (CMCs). At the same time, the Financial Ombudsman Service became responsible for resolving customer disputes about CMSs. In June 2018, the FCA issued a consultation paper (CP 18/15) which proposed a new Claims Management: Conduct of Business Sourcebook [CMCOB] and to apply relevant parts of the existing FCA Handbook.’
St Pauls Chambers, 28th November 2019
‘Recent decisions considering time bars and notification provisions have generated considerable commentary and discussion over the last few months. One of these is Boskalis Offshore Marine Contractive BV v Atlantic Marine and Aviation LLP (the “Atlantic Tonjer”) which concerned notification provisions in a payment clause and the timely challenge of disputed invoices before they were due for payment.’
Practical Law: Construction Blog, 26th November 2019
‘Rosemary Lodge Developments Ltd (“RLD”) sought to resist enforcement of an Adjudicator’s decision dated 22 November 2018 (the “Decision”) on the basis that the Decision had been reached by the Adjudicator in breach of natural justice. The Technology & Construction Court Judge, Mrs Justice Jefford, confirmed that when alleging that a breach of natural justice has occurred, it is necessary to establish that the breach is more than peripheral; it must be material.’
No. 5 Chambers, 7th October 2019
‘A recent decision in the High Court upholding a financial award made in arbitration confirms the courts’ support for arbitration in financial proceedings. It also acts as a warning to anyone seeking to appeal a family arbitral award. Tim Carpenter and Lydia Fowler review the decision.’
Family Law, 23rd October 2019
‘The “Commorientes Rule” is (meaning “simultaneous deaths”) found in Section 184 of the Law of Property Act 1925. This rule states that if two or more people die in circumstances where it is not possible to determine who died first, the younger is deemed to survive the elder.’
Family Law, 6th September 2019
‘he High Court in England has granted an injunction against the holding company to which a wealthy Russian businessman transferred ownership of a luxury yacht in order to avoid enforcement of a £500 million divorce settlement, preventing the company from moving the yacht from where it is docked in Dubai.’
OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2019
‘A businessman was forced to live in a pigsty after he accused his ex partner of having an affair, a court has heard.
The pigsty was in the grounds of the £1m home in Upminster, Essex, and he told Central London County Court that his ex partner of 37 years excluded him from the house.
The couple, who have two children, ended up in court after he launched a claim to claim money from her for the time he spent living out of the home.’
Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2019