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1 08, 2017

High Court reinforces specialist function of Central London County Court TCC

By | August 1st, 2017|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Services|

Following an emphatic victory for our Claimant client in the Technology and Construction Division of Central London County Court, the Defendant tried to appeal,  challenging almost every finding of fact. In the High Court Kerr J dismissed the application for permission to appeal, referring by analogy to the Court of Appeal’s unwillingness to investigate findings of fact made by the [...]

25 07, 2017

Practical Steps To Be Ready For The GDPR

By | July 25th, 2017|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

With less than a year to go before the GDPR becomes enforceable, all businesses, if they haven’t done so already, need to start taking the GDPR seriously. The increased levels of potential fines have hit the headlines, but the GDPR is about much more than that. It’s about bringing data protection to the forefront of a business’ structure and culture [...]

17 07, 2017

Teacher Stern Dragons: They Came, They Saw, They Rowed!

By | July 17th, 2017|About Us|

Once again this Sunday (16th July 2017) the Teacher Stern Dragons hit the water in Kingston and did us all proud with their efforts! As well as coming back in one piece the Teacher Stern Dragons have also raised over £1,500 for our brilliant nominated charity Grief Encounter. We're very proud of all those who took part and would like to say [...]

11 07, 2017

Employment Case Law Update: Defining “public interest” in whistleblowing claims

By | July 11th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Recent Transactions|

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Chesterton Global Limited & Another v Mohamed Nurmohamed was handed down late yesterday. This is an immensely important judgment in the field of employment law and whistleblowing, in that it defines what the public interest is for the purposes of whistleblowing claims. Public Concern at Work (PcAW) intervened in the Court Appeal proceedings, reinforcing [...]

6 04, 2017

Welcome to the Insolvency Rules 2016

By | April 6th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Services|

After a number of years of consultation the long awaited Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 will finally come into effect today. The new regulations aim to provide a modern and concise guide for Insolvency Practitioners and other relevant stakeholders and will consolidate various amendments made to the original rules introduced in 1986. If these intended reforms work, they will [...]

4 04, 2017

Shared Appreciation Mortgages – Potential Claim

By | April 4th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

Christopher Philpot, Senior Associate in Teacher Stern’s dispute resolution department, has been interviewed on the BBC’s One Show in relation to a potential claim being organised against both Bank of Scotland and Barclays for compensation relating to Shared Appreciation Mortgages that were sold between 1996 – 1998. The programme was aired on BBC One on Monday 3rd April 2017 at [...]

3 04, 2017

Third Party Rights: Macris v FCA

By | April 3rd, 2017|Dispute Resolution|

Section 393 of the Financial Services and Markets “FSMA” Act 2000 provides that, if an FCA warning or decision notice “identifies”, prejudicially, an individual who is not the subject of the notice, that individual must be given the opportunity to respond to the criticism made, before the notice is made public. As prejudicial comments by the FCA can cause significant, [...]

29 03, 2017

Immigration Legal Update: Article 50 Triggered

By | March 29th, 2017|Immigration|

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered today which starts a period of negotiation between the UK and EU on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. How may this affect you? Article 50 formally triggers the process that will lead to the UK leaving the EU. The UK will not leave the EU until that process [...]

28 03, 2017

The Probate Fees Increase – How Will It Affect You?

By | March 28th, 2017|Private Client|

You will have no doubt seen the recent media coverage regarding the Government’s proposed changes to probate fees. Despite widespread opposition, the Government has confirmed its plans to go ahead with these sometime in May 2017, although an exact date has yet to be announced. A Grant of Probate (or a Grant of Letters of Administration if there is no [...]

22 02, 2017

Immigration Update: Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Income Requirement for Partners of British Citizens

By | February 22nd, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Supreme Court has today unanimously ruled that the Home Office’s requirement that a UK citizen must have a minimum annual salary of £18,600 to be able to sponsor their non-EEA national partner’s application to join them in the UK is lawful. This judgment was the result of an appeal by four affected couples who claimed the ‘Minimum Income Requirement’ (MIR) was [...]

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