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"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that"

Daniel Dodman
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  The use of technology in Civil Fraud – or how I learned to stop worrying and love technology Civil fraud cases traditionally require the sifting through of thousands of documents to get to a result. Applications for freezing orders are...

The Big Freeze - can you get a freezing injunction on matters with a small quantum?

Daniel Dodman
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In the second article in my series on cost effective civil fraud claims, we look at the use of freezing injunctions and how they work in claims that are lower than some of the multi-party, very high value cases many of us work on. Freezing orders represent...

Civil Fraud - do you need to bet the bank?

Daniel Dodman
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Civil fraud in the City represents a niche within the world of commercial litigation. It is specialised work that sometimes appears to more closely reflect the world of TV legal dramas than standard dispute work. International travel, forensic accountants, personal service, private detectives, asset seizures of yachts/aircraft and key players that are colourful in the extreme often lead to war stories which could rarely come about from a basic contractual dispute. 

Fighting against authorised push payment fraud - Dan Dodman published in Property Week

Daniel Dodman
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Dan Dodman , Partner in our Dispute Resolution team, has been published in Property Week on authorised push payment fraud. A continuing trend, Authorised Push Payment fraud, or “APP” fraud, is rife in lockdown Britain, particularly in high...

Business Interruption Insurance update - is my business covered? Five key points

Jonathan Cole
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Business interruption (BI) insurance policies protect businesses where a particular prescribed event causes loss. As the impact of the government imposed restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic took effect, many UK businesses turned to their...

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - what are the new rules of origin and the new UKCA mark

Tom Pemberton
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Tom Pemberton considers a couple of the key changes to the terms of trade between the  EU and the UK under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement All businesses which rely on the import or export of goods from or to the EU27 need to adapt to the changes...

Do you have a European supply chain? A supply chain risk assessment and checklist will help you get ready

Nigel Adams
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Whilst we hesitate to say “take back control”, when it comes to your supply chain it is absolutely vital that you have a proactive management approach that provides oversight and control. The task is difficult in any circumstance because your...

Commercial transactions - a checklist for UK companies forming new contracts with their European counterparts

Paul Herbert
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The UK has left the Europe Union and the transition period ended on 31 December, a wide-ranging Trade and Cooperation Agreement is now in place . Whilst the principles of UK commercial contracts will not change the agreements made by UK based...

Brexit - changes to the tariff and CE marking regimes on 1 January 2021

Tom Pemberton
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    Please click here for an up to date guidance note following the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement     Tom Pemberton considers the changes to the tariff and CE marking regimes on 1 January 2021. All businesses...

Breathing space for business extended to Spring 2021 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act - what has changed?

Jonathan Cole
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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force on 26 June 2020.  An overview of some of the main provisions of CIGA can be found here . CIGA was fast-tracked through parliament in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and...

International Arbitration agreements - the Supreme Court has the final say on governing law

Sinead O'Brien
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In the first of a series of posts on domestic and international arbitration Sinead O’Brien in our London based dispute resolution team looks at a recent Supreme Court decision that clarified the court’s approach if governing law is not stated...

Dan Dodman has been published in Professional Adviser Magazine - authorised push payment fraud

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Authorised push payment fraud is becoming ever more sophisticated and increasingly prevalent in the UK. During the first half of 2019, Britons lost £207mi in these frauds, up by 40 per cent from the same period last year.  These figures are...

The five key steps to obtaining effective business insurance - Jonathan Cole published in Startups Magazine

Jonathan Cole
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Jonathan Cole , Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, writes for Startups Magazine outlining five key steps you need to take to obtain effective business insurance.  “For a startup business, being able to rely on an effective and...

Step by step advice for victims of push payment fraud and online scams

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If you are the victim of a push payment fraud, an online scam, a phishing scam or any other kind of financial fraud, then you must take these steps in order to protect your position: Contact your bank and the bank where the money was sent. You must do this...

A guide to business interruption insurance for travel agents, Jonathan Cole writes for TTG

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Jonathan Cole’s guide to business interruption insurance has been published in TTG, the leading publication for travel industry professionals. In his article, UK Travel Agents - A Guide to Business Interruption Insurance , Jonathan covers: What is...

Business Interruption Insurance update - is my business covered? Five key points

Jonathan Cole
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The High Court has recently held that a large number of businesses who hold business interruption insurance policies and who were forced to close as a result of the pandemic are entitled to compensation by their insurers.  Whilst this is an important...

Significant reforms to UK insolvency Law: Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020

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On 25 June 2020, the long awaited Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received royal assent and came into force on 26 June 2020. In the few months prior to its inception, the Act has been adapted to support businesses suffering from...

"Breaking up is never easy, I know": Avoiding shareholder disputes before they arise

Daniel Dodman
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Two friends spot a gap in the market and develop a new product. They set up a company together owning half each, work long nights and weekends, miss significant birthdays and acquire grey hairs. But after much hard work and perseverance they get...

Limitation periods: what they are, why they matter and how to avoid their unpleasant consequences

Nigel Adams
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Limitation periods arise out of a group of statutory rules (the Limitation Act 1980) which create deadlines for various types of claim to be brought at Court.  The applicable time limits vary as between different types of claim, but the purpose behind...

7 tips to help businesses avoid (or at least mitigate) the effects of reputational damage

Clive Ince
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Reputational damage is a growing threat for many businesses. The impact can be huge. You can lose customers if they feel undervalued, misled or even lied to. If those disgruntled customers choose to take to social media, what started as a hiccough...