Insights: Legal Updates - June 2013

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Boxing clever: Controlling the dispute resolution process

Simon Ekins |

‘You will observe the Rules of Battle, of course?’ the White Knight remarked, putting on his helmet too. ‘I always do’, said the Red Knight, and they began banging away at each other with such fury that Alice got behind a tree to be out of the way of the blows. Disputes in business are […]


Another helping of popcorn

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Some readers may remember an earlier article which highlighted a dispute between Trebor Bassett/Cadbury and ADT Fire and Security. As a quick recap, ADT had designed a bespoke fire fighting system installed in a popcorn factory owned by a partnership which was a subsidiary of the confectioner Cadbury (Cadbury Partnership). When a fire started in […]


What is BIM?

Gillian Birkby |

As we all know, many good things have come to us from across the Big Pond, especially in the field of technology. The latest of these to affect real estate and construction is BIM – Building Information Modelling. This promises to revolutionise both the construction process and the subsequent management of the assets created. The […]


Fund marketing - the new regime

Edward Morgan, Charles Proctor, Ella Leonard |

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new rules and guidance on the promotion to retail investors of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCISs), and certain other schemes it deems similar (now collectively defined as non-mainstream pooled investments (NMPIs)). As a result, from 1 January 2014, the only retail investors to whom NMPIs may be promoted […]


Can I still get 100% tax relief with the BPRA?

Julian Lewis |

In this new anti-tax-avoidance era, when so many tax reliefs have been withdrawn, I’ve heard that investing in a Business Property Renovation Allowance scheme is one of the few remaining good opportunities for maxing your tax position. Is it true that you can get up to 100 per cent tax relief on the amount invested? […]