To Be or Not to Be...upheld? That is the Question
Date Posted: 29/06/2015
Author: Josephine Fay
A nuptial agreement – whether pre or post-nuptial – seeks to determine how assets should be divided in the event of divorce or separation and/or regulate financial affairs during marriage. Whereas a pre-nuptial agreement is entered into before the marriage, a post-nuptial agreement (as one would expect) is entered into at some time after the m...
Armed & ready?
Date Posted: 26/06/2015
Author: James Maloney
James Maloney discusses how a new Charity Bill will provide stronger protection for charities.
This article was first published in the Summer 2015 edition of the New Law Journal, reproduced here with kind permission from the publishers, Globe Law and Business.
Inn the Field of Play - June 2015
Date Posted: 22/06/2015
Author: Martin Blake
Financing Football – the Risk and the Reward
Sterling to Manchester City, De Gea to Real Madrid? With the football transfer window opening on 1 July 2015 and a number of deals already agreed, the rumour mill is in full swing. At this time, it is clearly important for football clubs to review budgets in relation to what they can spend and...
Information Matters: EU Guidance sends 'warning shot' in David and Goliath data battle
Date Posted: 18/06/2015
Author: Alan Baker and Elen Griffiths
Following high profile 'whistleblowing' in recent years by individuals including WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange and ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden, it is no secret that certain governments and security services around the world have given themselves extensive powers to access confidential information (including personal data) belonging to private companies. This kind of ...
Information Matters: Don't shoot the messenger
Date Posted: 17/06/2015
Author: Owen O'Rorke
Delivering emotive information, true or false, can have powerful consequences. How we transmit information is regulated in many ways. Regulation is not always a popular word in this area, as the press backlash to the Leveson Inquiry made clear. But wherever possible, rather than preventing freedom of expression, the law is mostly interested in the consequen...
Independent schools and consumer credit: an update
Date Posted: 01/06/2015
Author: Paul Jones and Katy Ruddell
A Regulated Credit Activity specified under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 (RAO) is entering into a regulated credit agreement as lender. This covers a wide range of transactions and arrangements involving, essentially, the provision or extension of credit to...
Non-UK residents: Capital gains tax reporting
Date Posted: 27/05/2015
Author: Diana Davidson
From 5 April 2015 disposals of UK residential property by non UK residents may be subject to UK capital gains tax, whether or not within the regime applying to dwellings held via corporates introduced in April 2013, (“ATED related CGT”).
This note highlights key reporting issues affecting disposals of UK real property by non-UK residents.
Inn the Field of Play - May 2015
Date Posted: 21/05/2015
Author: Lindsay Cunningham
Égalité – Fair Game, Set & Match?
Within a couple of months, the country will be caught up in the annual bout of tension found at the Wimbledon Championships. Befitting its status as the world's premier tennis Grand Slam, Wimbledon is the highest paying tournament in the tennis calendar. The men's and women's singles champions will...
Information Matters: ISPs & Search
Date Posted: 14/05/2015
Author: Anthony Misquitta
The law on the liability of search engines, search facilitators, P2P networks and internet service providers (ISPs) for behaviour that infringes intellectual property (IP) rights on their watch ebbs and flows and it can be difficult to keep on top of it all. Over the past four weeks we have drawn together some of the recent case law as at April 2015 to create a quick refer...
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