TOMORROW’S CITY, TODAY’S CHALLENGE

What’s it all about? The World Health Organisation predicted that by 2030 over 60% of the world’s population will live in cities. What will that mean for the built environment and those who work in it? And what should we – clients, consultants, lawyers – be doing now to get ready for that change? Partners […]

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Akyianu and Associates joins IR as the exclusive Debt & Asset Recovery Member in Ghana

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Kwame Akyianu of Akyianu and Associates. Kwame has joined IR as our exclusive Debt & Asset Recovery Member in Ghana. A product of the University of Ghana, BPP Law School and the Ghana School of Law, Kwame Akyianu has more than […]

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The UK Trust Register: A Moving Feast

The UK’s Trust Register legislation[1] (“the AML Regulations“) came into force on 26 June 2017 and established a central UK Trust Register, maintained by HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC“). The Trust Register is not publicly searchable but it is available to: HMRC, law enforcement and other competent authorities; those entering into a business relationship with […]

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Kwame Akyianu

Partner,
Akyianu and Associates 

Bankruptcy and overseas pension schemes

There has been a further judgment in the Wilson & Maloney v McNamara litigation. The High Court had referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) during the Brexit transition period the question of whether the exclusion under English law of pension rights from the bankruptcy estate, which depended on the pension […]

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Insolvency Seminar

We would be delighted if you could join us at our next Insolvency Seminar. Agenda & Speakers Introduction Frances Coulson Partner, Head of Insolvency & Restructuring “Commercial Rent Arrears Coronavirus Bill 2020 – considerations for landlords, tenants, arbitrators, creditors and insolvency practitioners“ Zoë Barton QC Wilberforce Chambers  The Bill may well be law by the […]

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Umbrella Care Ltd v Nisa & Ors [2022] EWHC 86 (Ch)

Summary Judgement in insolvency fraud cases Wedlake Bell act for the Liquidators in this ongoing liquidation commenced by HMRC after over £36 million of VAT PAYE and National Insurance were diverted away from the company by its de facto director, a Mr Usman Raja to himself, to connected individuals and to companies both in this […]

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AFM and The Great Gatsby- FM (1932) Limited & Ors v Belisco Estates Ltd [2021] EWHC 3460 (Ch)

AFM (1932) Limited & Ors v Belisco Estates Ltd [2021] EWHC 3460 (Ch) is of passing interest to fans of F Scott Fitzgerald and anyone who is interested in what constitutes a transaction at an undervalue and what might not.  The literary note is struck in the opening paragraph of the judgment of ICC Judge […]

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Park v CNH – Oh, what a tangled web we weave

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” The truth of Walter Scott’s well known quotation (from his poem “Marmion”) is amply illustrated by the decision of the Court of Appeal in Park v CNH Industrial Capital Europe Ltd (t/a CNH Capital) [2021] EWCA Civ 1766, a case all about deception: […]

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Williams v Nilsson – Establishing Common Intention

The recent decision in Williams v Nilsson illustrates two points. The first is that establishing interests in a trust of property is an exercise in establishing common intention. The second is the importance of all evidence being put to the court so as to enable the correct decision to be made and for any judgment […]

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