Landmark Court Of Appeal Ruling Allows Claimant To Recover A ‘Success Fee’ As Part Of An Award From Father’s Estate

Landmark ruling provides long awaited guidance for private client practitioners on recoverability of success fees and helps to ensure claimants in difficult financial circumstances can access legal support A Court of Appeal ruling, passed down today, has confirmed that the success fee element of conditional fee agreements (CFAs) can be recovered as part of an […]

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Martin Williams

Managing Director, EBS

Member Spotlight – Justice for all: Why ethics are at the core of David Foster’s legal practice

When David Foster first left law school, he was still in two minds about entering the legal profession. He had a few options open to him and, as a Christian, even thought about becoming a pastor. Indeed, his faith has played a big part in his career as a legal advisor, underpinning the ethics he […]

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gunnercooke wins on UK law in cross-border case for taxpayer

Challenger law firm gunnercooke has won a cross-border case in favour of the taxpayer, its client Andreas Rialas, in a contentious litigation with HMRC. The case, which was taken to the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery), was won on UK law. Points argued included EU laws in relation to freedom of establishment.   gunnercooke Partners […]

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Invite: IP Autumn Webinar Series – Trade Secrets

Our next webinar in the series, on Thursday 14 October 2021, is focused on Trade Secrets. Our panel of legal and cyber security experts will take you through the trade secrets landscape, covering: what trade secrets are and why they matter; how to identify and protect trade secrets that are important to your business; The […]

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Colman Coyle, Hawksford and Russo-British Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint hybrid event on advising foreign investors on investing into buy-to-let real estate assets in the UK

The event took place on 14 September 2021 at The Clermont Hotel in Charing Cross in London, as a live event and it was also broadcasted via Zoom to the RBCC members. The mixed panel discussion has provided a great overview of the legal, tax, KYC and Anti-Money Laundering requirements which foreign investors should be […]

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Injunction to stop Adjudication: Disputes Struck Out in Court

In the recent case of Marbank Construction Ltd v G & D Brickwork Contractors Ltd, [2021] EWHC 1985 (TCC), I was delighted to successfully act for the Respondent in defeating an application by Marbank for an injunction to prevent G&D from continuing with a series of adjudications against it. The Court again re-iterated its reluctance […]

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The Supply Chain: Insurance

We know that increasing numbers of losses across a broad range of business sectors are arising from supply chain issues, predominantly caused by Brexit and COVID-19. The Supply Chain In the context of an ever-growing global trade market, the collective consequences of Brexit and COVID-19 have given rise to significant financial exposures resulting from broken […]

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Can an employee choose to self-isolate if they are fully vaccinated?

From 16 August, people who are double-jabbed are no longer legally required to self-isolate even if they are identified as being in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case. Previously, there was an ongoing debate about whether employers could compel their staff to ignore or turn off the NHS App to avoid employees being “pinged”. […]

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