Insights: Legal Updates - September 2018

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Ambiguous and contradictory arbitration clause in Russian: what could possibly go wrong?

Frances Jenkins |

In A v B [2018] EWHC 1370 (Comm), the Commercial Court has allowed a challenge under section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 on the basis that an ambiguous and contradictory arbitration clause drafted in Russian provided for ad hoc arbitration. The initial dispute arose in relation to a Charterparty comprising two parts which were […]


IHT relief and holiday homes: has the tide turned?

Helena Luckhurst |

Confidence in claiming Inheritance Tax (IHT) Business Property Relief (BPR) in relation to holiday homes has been at a low ebb in recent years, following a string of cases that have ultimately gone against the taxpayer.  However, in the recent case of Graham v HMRC ([2018] UKFTT 0306 (TC)), the taxpayer was victorious.  Has this […]