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Homes England appoints Ashfords LLP for Legal Services Framework

Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Following a highly competitive tender process, national law firm Ashfords has successfully been appointed by Homes England to its Legal Services Framework.

Damages Based on a Hypothetical Release Fee ("Wrotham Park Damages") No Longer Available in Restrictive Covenant Disputes

Tuesday, 24th April 2018

In 2016 the Court of Appeal upheld the decision to award Wrotham Park damages for a deliberate breach of restrictive covenants set out in a Share Purchase Agreement by the founder and 50% shareholder of the Claimant business.

Port Connectivity Study Published

Tuesday, 24th April 2018

Transport connectivity to ports: review of the current status and future infrastructure recommendations

Official Receiver -v- Brown [2018] EWCA Civ 303

Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Mr Brown was declared bankrupt on 12 May 2016, following possession proceedings and costs order against him which had not been paid. Mr Brown did not accept that the original litigation leading to his bankruptcy was valid, and as a result did not accept that the bankruptcy proceedings were valid either.

Glasgow (the bankruptcy trustee of Harlequin Property SVG Limited) v (1) ELS Law Ltd and others [2017] EWHC 3004 (Ch)

Wednesday, 18th April 2018

This case involves an application brought by the trustee in the bankruptcy of Harlequin Property SVG Ltd (the "Company"), property developers incorporated under the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines ("SVG").

National law firm Ashfords LLP advise Mobius Motors on Equity and Debt Fundraising

Tuesday, 17th April 2018

Mobius Motors, a Kenya-based automaker who design and manufactures durable, affordable vehicles for Africa, has successfully closed an equity and debt funding round.

It is not discriminatory for an employer to pay more for maternity leave than shared parental leave

Friday, 13th April 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has released its judgement on the case of Capita Customer Management Limited v Ali.

I don't need a Will…

Thursday, 12th April 2018

"I don't need a Will..." Granted, this opinion seems to be held by the majority of the UK, with statistics suggesting that around 60% of the adult population do not hold a Will.

Entrepreneurs' Relief in the context of Farmland

Thursday, 12th April 2018

Many say there is a need for large scale house building in the UK. This brings with it opportunities for landowners, such as owners of estates and farmers, who may consider the sale of land that is suitable for development.

Important update regarding EMI options

Tuesday, 10th April 2018

On 4 April 2018 HMRC published an update in relation to the enterprise management incentive (EMI) scheme.

Reasonable behaviour - recovering costs in Small Claims Track

Tuesday, 10th April 2018

If your claim is below £10,000 it will be allocated to the small claims track.

Ashfords' In-house Legal Bulletin - April 2018

Tuesday, 10th April 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently published a report:

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