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Unmanned Workboats

Monday, 4th September 2017

Unmanned workboats are quickly appearing over the horizon, but the legal framework could catch-up with rapid technological progress.

Brexit’s Rising Inflation Ruffles Retail

Friday, 1st September 2017

Last year’s shock Brexit vote was preceded by a raft of dire predictions. Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that a leave vote ‘could possibly include a technical recession’, while the IMF’s annual report, issued a week before the vote, warned that by 2019 GDP could take a 5.5 per cent hit.

Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Update - 31 August 2017

Friday, 1st September 2017

This months bulletin covers two articles: Re Nortel Networks UK Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 1429 (Ch) and Vinyls Italia SpA, in liquidation v Mediterranea di Navigazione SpA, C-54/16 EUECJ, along with two short stories.

Judges’ notes and the right to personal data

Friday, 1st September 2017

The release of a judge’s handwritten notes is likely to have far-reaching consequences, says Alex Aisthorpe.

Gregsons Solicitors Limited Appoint Administrators - National Law Firm Ashfords Instructed as Solicitor Manager By Quantuma LLP

Friday, 1st September 2017

Gregsons Solicitors Limited were placed into Administration on 23 August 2017 following the filing of a Notice of Intention to appoint Administrators on 14 August.

Life as a Tiverton Trainee

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

A post from the Trainee blog.

Housing infrastructure fund - local authorities should be applying for funding now

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

The Housing Infrastructure Fund is a government capital grant programme of up to £2.3 billion, which will help to deliver up to 100,000 new homes in England. The Housing Infrastructure Fund forms part of the £23 billion National Productivity Investment Fund.

Re Nortel Networks UK Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 1429 (Ch)

Tuesday, 29th August 2017

It was ordered that the Administrators could distribute to unsecured creditors, 8 years after Nortel entered Administration, so long as a reserve was maintained in relation to potential expense claims.

Vinyls Italia SpA, in liquidation v Mediterranea di Navigazione SpA, C-54/16 EUECJ

Tuesday, 29th August 2017

The CJEU reviews the conflicts that arise in the defence provided under Article 13 Regulation No 1346/2000 when Liquidators of an Italian company attempt to set aside payments claimed to otherwise be permissible under English law.

Ashfords to prepare Wills for Alzheimer's Society in lieu of normal charges

Tuesday, 29th August 2017

National law firm Ashfords is preparing Wills in aid of the firm's Charity of the Year, Alzheimer’s Society, in lieu of normal charges.

National Law Firm Ashfords Excels in 2017 Promotions Round

Monday, 21st August 2017

Ashfords is delighted to announced its 2017 round of promotions.

Meet the Trainee - Rachel Maddocks

Monday, 21st August 2017

A post from the Trainee Blog - Rachel Maddocks, answers questions on starting her career as a Trainee Solicitor at Ashfords.

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