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13 09, 2018

Claims Against SIPP Providers

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+00:00September 13th, 2018|Dispute Resolution, Finance, Private Client|

Over 1 million investors have chosen to invest their pensions via a SIPP and the sums currently held in SIPPS runs into billions of pounds. Inevitably, with such enormous sums involved, the advice on investing in SIPPs and the performance of the SIPP providers themselves has become an increasingly important area which is being scrutinised by disgruntled investors. If a [...]

7 09, 2018

Can A Company In Liquidation Commence Adjudication Proceedings In Respect Of Sums Due Under A Construction Contract?

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+00:00September 7th, 2018|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate|

The liquidation of developers, contractors and sub-contractors are a regular occurrence in both large and small scale construction projects, with the insolvent company often left with claims against other firms involved in the development.  The right to adjudicate and then make use of the summary judgment route to enforce the adjudicator’s decision has long been the most powerful tool at [...]

1 06, 2018

Contentious Construction Legal Update: Rock and Roll With It In Writing

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+00:00June 1st, 2018|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Services|

Christopher Philpot, Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution & Contentious Construction Team at Teacher Stern LLP considers the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited and the potential impact on parties who verbally agree variations to contract works in circumstances where the contract contains a clause prohibiting oral modification. No Oral [...]

10 05, 2018

Contentious Construction Legal Update: Enforcing Adjudication Awards

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+00:00May 10th, 2018|Construction, Dispute Resolution|

A recent decision in the TCC has established an additional ground to stay enforcement of an adjudicator’s award which, in certain circumstances, could make enforcing an adjudicator’s award more challenging. Case Background Fraser J in Gosvenor London Limited v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited  identified a new ground for a party to rely on to stay enforcement of an adjudication award. [...]

5 10, 2017

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

By |2019-09-23T11:33:31+00:00October 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 |2017-09-04T11:54:22+00:00September 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 |2019-09-23T11:33:31+00:00August 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 |2017-06-29T14:59:43+00:00June 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 |2017-05-02T10:49:15+00:00May 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 |2019-09-23T11:33:31+00:00April 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 [...]

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