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6 11, 2018

GDPR – where are we now (5 months on)?

By | November 6th, 2018|Services|

1.  Minor breach reporting 5 months on and self-reported data breaches are already over 30% more (for the first half of 2018) than the whole of 2017. The ICO’s latest annual report (available here) revealed that in June, the ICO received over 3 times as many notifications as it normally receives. As such, the ICO have issued an update to [...]

5 11, 2018

Private Polling Data and Market Abuse

By | November 5th, 2018|Dispute Resolution|

The Treasury Committee has written to the FCA on 27 September 2018 concerning the alleged profits made by some Hedge Funds that sold sterling short before the outcome of the Brexit vote was declared. We all will recall the immediate publicly available information at the time was that ‘Remain’ would win with the pound rising above $1.50 in response within [...]

31 10, 2018

Teacher Stern at BSLA Annual Conference in Seville

By | October 31st, 2018|About Us, Dispute Resolution|

Dispute Resolution Senior Associate David Bowman spoke at this year’s conference of the British Spanish Law Association which took place in Seville from 18 to 20 October 2018. David spoke on the first day of the conference to a gathering of legal professionals from both jurisdictions on the conduct of Civil Litigation in England and Wales (from first consultation to [...]

30 10, 2018

Patisserie Valerie could face investor action over £40m black hole in accounts

By | October 30th, 2018|About Us, Dispute Resolution, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Restaurants & Cafes|

Lawyer Philip Rubens, from the firm Teacher Stern, is canvassing institutional shareholders and claims to be on the verge of securing third-party funding. He is aiming to make a claim against the AIM-listed firm for losses endured by shareholders after it announced the discovery of “significant, and potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities” earlier this month. Rubens, head of financial services litigation [...]

30 10, 2018

Budget 2018: Key points

By | October 30th, 2018|Corporate, Employment, Real Estate, Services, Tax|

There was more content to the Chancellor’s Budget than was expected.  Here are some of the most note-worthy announcements. Property As previously announced, with effect from April 2019, all non-residents who realise a gain on the sale of UK land, whether commercial or residential, will be subject to tax in the UK.  They will also be subject to tax on [...]

15 10, 2018

Unexplained Wealth Order – A New World?

By | October 15th, 2018|Dispute Resolution|

Pursuing Criminal Proceeds In 2016/2017 enforcement agencies in the UK confiscated £201 million from criminals using their existing powers, primarily derived from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Whilst the headline figure is impressive, before a Confiscation Order can be made the authorities first have to: Bring criminal proceedings and obtain convictions by meeting the ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ [...]

12 10, 2018

Teacher Stern advises AM Coffee Holdings Limited on its purchase of 14 Costa Coffee Franchises

By | October 12th, 2018|About Us, Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Recent Transactions|

Teacher Stern acted for AM Coffee Holdings Limited on its purchase of Goldex Investments (Surrey) Limited, the holder of 14 Costa Coffee franchises. The team was led by Claire Rollo and assisted by Kasam Kiani, Alex Osborne, Lorna Clarke, Sophia Christodoulou, Sarah Glockler and Arta Obertinca. Other advisors involved in the transaction were Thomson Snell & Passmore (for the seller), [...]

4 10, 2018

Teacher Stern advises tvONE on its acquisition of Green Hippo

By | October 4th, 2018|About Us, Commercial, Corporate, Recent Transactions, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

We are delighted to have acted for tvONE on its acquisition of Green Hippo, a developer and manufacturer of award-winning media servers and digital display products with offices in the UK and the US. This acquisition further extends their reach across commercial integration, live events and creative video technology. The transaction was led by Corporate partner, Kelly Whitfield, and assisted [...]

1 10, 2018

Teacher Stern advises Champneys on its acquisition of Mottram Hall

By | October 1st, 2018|Services|

We are delighted to have acted for our existing client Champneys on its acquisition of Mottram Hall Hotel, a prestigious Grade II listed hotel and spa in Cheshire. This is an exciting development for Champneys, a leading spa group in the UK.  Champneys has also announced a £10m refurbishment plan for Mottram Hall with the ambition of Mottram Hall becoming [...]

26 09, 2018

New Data Protection Laws – The Common Misconceptions

By | September 26th, 2018|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment|

It has been nearly 3 months since Europe entered a new age of data protection. Change, on a scale as comprehensive as this, has created a lot of confusion. The old regime (dating back to 1998 in the UK, before Facebook was even invented) was long outdated and no longer fit for purpose; now replaced by much stricter rules with [...]

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