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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.

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.

Ashfords LLP Strengthens Technology and Commercial Expertise With Strategic Hire

Friday, 21st April 2017

National law firm Ashfords is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Braithwaite as Head of the Commercial Team.

High Court refuses permission for a judicial review of the Serious Fraud Office's refusal to close an ongoing investigation

Friday, 21st April 2017

In what was described as "an extraordinary and, on the face of it, somewhat ambitious claim", the court refused permission in a judicial review application regarding the Serious Fraud Office's ("SFO") failure to conclude its investigation into the claimant's activities (the "Primary Investigations"); refusal to provide a clear indication that an investigation would be the subject to no further action; and refusal to provide information regarding further investigations (the "Further Investigations") it was undertaking.

Insolvency Rules 2016 - Websites and Electronic Delivery

Thursday, 20th April 2017

This briefing note addresses the effect of the Insolvency Rules 2016 ("Rules") to the: (i) Electronic delivery of documents; and (ii) use of Websites to deliver documents.

Ashfords LLP Shortlisted for Two Awards in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2017

Thursday, 20th April 2017

Ashfords is delighted to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for two awards in the Legal Week Innovation Awards. The firm has been recognised in the categories for business development innovation and future legal services innovation.

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