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Insolvency Rules 2016 - Debt Relief Orders

Thursday, 27th April 2017

The procedure for Debt Relief Orders ("DRO") is unchanged, possibly because it is a comparatively new process having only come into force in 2009. However there has been some shuffling of rules numbers, in an effort to regularise and make the structure more logical.

High Court denies standing for a crowdfunded judicial review challenge to a Council procurement decision

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

In a decision of considerable interest to local authorities and developers facing development challenges, following on from an unexpected decision in favour of a local authority and developer in Whitstable Society v Canterbury City Council, Dove J once again ruled in favour of a local authority and a developer challenged by a community group, overruling precedent and denying standing to the claimants in Wylde and Ors v Waverly Borough Council [2017] EWHC 466 (Admin) ("Wylde").

Insolvency Rules 2016 - Application for income payments orders and income payments agreements

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

The rules relating to income payment orders ("IPO") and income payment agreements ("IPA") are largely unchanged. The time periods dictated in the old rules for IPOs and IPAs remain the same, however there are some added requirements in the new rules, particularly in relation to the contents of notices and orders.

In the matter of the désastres of Gail Alison Cochrane and Orb a.r.l.

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

The high profile cross border insolvency of Orb a.r.l. ("Orb") has been the subject of three linked judgments from the Royal Court in Jersey.

Re. Arck Estrella Limited, Representation of Rendle and Butcher [2017]JRC004 and [2017]JRC042

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

English Liquidators of a fraudulent investment company were able to navigate a complex web of defunct companies and trusts to realise assets in a Jersey company.

Irish Coastguard Helicopter Crash: Aviation Lawyer astonished that only a rear crew member identified the collision course

Tuesday, 25th April 2017

Jim Morris, air accident litigation expert at law firm Ashfords LLP, who has extensive experience in helicopter and fixed wing disasters caused by collisions with terrain, has analysed the preliminary accident report of the tragic Irish Coastguard helicopter crash

Aircraft Crash Portugal: Aviation Expert Expresses Concern at This Catastrophic Crash In a Residential Area

Tuesday, 25th April 2017

Aviation Lawyer and former RAF pilot urges prompt publication of an accident report.

Insolvency Rules 2016 - Appeals and Reviews Process in Corporate Insolvency

Tuesday, 25th April 2017

The Appeals process is governed by Rules 12.59; 12.61 and Schedule 11. The old corresponding provisions were Rules 7.47 and 7.49A.

Insolvency Rules 2016 - Re-use of company names

Monday, 24th April 2017

Section 216 continues to apply to prohibit the re-use of a name or sufficiently similar name where oldco and newco have common directors.

Insolvency Rules 2016 - Out of Court Appointment of Administrators

Friday, 21st April 2017

The out of Court appointment processes are broadly similar with some minor amendments. The most significant change is the abolition of the prescribed forms for appointment documents.

A day in the life of a Trainee in the London office

Friday, 21st April 2017

A day in the life of a Trainee in the London office for the trainee blog.

Feuds within Family Businesses: Prevention and Cure

Friday, 21st April 2017

Most employers witness tension between employees in the workplace, perhaps through differences in pay or promotion opportunities.

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