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5 10, 2017

Kick Off – Deciding whether to Litigate or Arbitrate in Football Disputes

By | October 5th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Sport|

On 4 September 2017, the High Court determined an appeal in the case of Wilfried Guemiand Bony v Gilbert Francis Kacou & Ors [2017] EWHC 2146 (Ch). The primary question before the court was whether the proceedings brought by Mr Bony, a professional footballer, should be stayed to allow the matter to be decided under the Football Association’s Rule K [...]

4 09, 2017

Partner Philip Rubens comments on “Courtly Competition” in The Economist

By | September 4th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Services|

LOFTILY as they may disdain the profit motive, Britain’s judges are, on a national level, money-spinners. English law is often specified as the one under which commercial contracts are to be interpreted and enforced. And disputes often end up being heard in British courts. But, like any business, the law is competitive, and other jurisdictions want to snatch a share [...]

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 [...]

29 06, 2017

Lawyers to target banks on shared appreciation mortgage borrowers

By | June 29th, 2017|About Us, Dispute Resolution|

Thousands of borrowers who took out shared appreciation mortgages with Bank of Scotland or Barclays in the 1990s are being urged by a law firm to join a new legal battle against the banks. The law firm, Teacher Stern, has spent more than a year tracking down borrowers who took the loans and This is Money can reveal that they [...]

1 05, 2017

Teacher Stern Announces Partner Promotion

By | May 1st, 2017|About Us, Dispute Resolution, New Appointments, Our People|

Teacher Stern is pleased to announce that with effect from 1 May 2017, Clare Toomer will become a Junior Partner in the firm.  Clare joined Teacher Stern as a trainee in 2008 and after qualifying into the Commercial Dispute Resolution department has gone from strength to strength. Clare has been part of the continuing growth of the department and her [...]

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, [...]

17 01, 2017

How BoS rushed borrowers on shared appreciation mortgages

By | January 17th, 2017|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

The details of how Bank of Scotland rushed older borrowers into hugely expensive mortgages where their debt rose with house prices have been revealed by a This is Money investigation. Evidence has emerged that the bank - which has previously been criticised for sharp sales practices - hurried customers approaching retirement into signing up to shared appreciation mortgages without financial [...]

11 01, 2017

Your Lawyer’s Involvement Does Not Automatically Provide Privilege Protection

By | January 11th, 2017|Dispute Resolution|

This article discusses the recent decision of the High Court in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch), in which it was held that communications with lawyers and working papers prepared by clients and their lawyers (whether in house or external) for the purposes of obtaining and giving legal advice, will not necessarily be privileged from disclosure if [...]

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