Post on 21 Jul 2017
In a development which will please those drafting commercial contracts, but disappoint those litigating against them, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the long-standing practice of construing a contractual provision against the party drafting it now has a very limited role. Background Contra...
Finance and Investment
Shoot beaters and pickers up | Agricultural Law | Employment Law
Post on 19 Jul 2017
By Strutt & Parker, Saffery Champness, Michelmores  This briefing paper aims to clarify the position for shoots that use beaters on ensuring they are eligible to work, how much they should be paid to comply with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, and what and when shoots have...
Agriculture
Employment Law
News
Virtual currencies | Digital currencies | Blockchain
Post on 18 Jul 2017
The European Union's Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive 2015/849 (AMLD 4) was implemented into UK legislation by 'The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017', which came in to force on 26 June 2017.  Hot on their heels is a...
Technology
Commercial
Finance and Investment
News
Law of Wills | The Wills act | Private Wealth | Disputed Wills
Post on 17 Jul 2017
On 13 July 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation on reforming the law of Wills. It says that "the law of wills needs to be modernised to take account of the changes in society, technology, and medical understanding that have taken place since the Victorian era", in recognition of the...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Private Wealth
News
Post on 17 Jul 2017
Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing [2017] EWHC Civ 74 Earlier this year the Court of Appeal handed down the judgment in Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing, holding that UK based trustees, and importantly UK solicitors acting for non-resident trustees, must provide information in response to a Subject Access...
News
Technology
Renewable Energy China
Post on 11 Jul 2017
Chinese investment in renewable energy technology continues to run far in excess of other nations. R&D spending alone in 2016 is estimated at $1.9bn, and solar PV deployment is set to exceed 100GW by 2018. By comparison, as of January 2017, deployment in the UK stood at 12.3GW. China's ambition...
Renewable Energy
News
Post on 11 Jul 2017
Last year, the UK Government brought about a number of fundamental changes to UK company law and the introduction of a central public registry of those individuals who hold significant control of UK companies – referred to in the legislation as 'People with Significant Control' or 'PSC'. Since then...
Corporate law
News
Agricultural Tenancies | Addressing a change of address
Post on 10 Jul 2017
Tenancy Agreements invariably contain the addresses of the Landlord and Tenant. But what happens when those addresses change and subsequently a notice needs to be served? We consider the recent case of Grimes v Essex Farmers and Union Hunt Trustees [2017] EWCA Civ 361, which has shed light on this...
Agriculture
News
Employment law and surrogacy
Post on 7 Jul 2017
In this article we address the employment rights of Surrogates, please click here to read our accompanying article outlining the legalities of Surrogacy in the UK. During and after a pregnancy, a Surrogate employee has the following legal rights: Paid time off for antenatal care All pregnant...
Employment Law
Fertility Law
News
Post on 7 Jul 2017
Surrogacy is the process by which another woman ('the Surrogate') carries and gives birth to a baby ('the Child') for other persons ('the Intended Parents'). Further information on the surrogacy process and the types available can be found here. The legal position Surrogacy is a legal but...
Fertility Law
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