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Directors liability for unlawful dividends, disguised distributions

SSF Realisations Ltd (In Liquidation) v Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 3521 (Ch) Karen Dobson, partner in Sherrards dispute resolution and corporate recovery and insolvency team, acting on behalf of Simon Bonney and Andrew Hosking of Quantuma Advisory Limited, the joint liquidators of SSF Realisations Ltd (“the Company”), recently succeeded in the …

Directors liability for unlawful dividends, disguised distributions

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Brexit deal or no deal.

What happens to enforcement of English Judgments across Europe? So while the negotiations continue and it’s far from certain what the new world looks like in January, it might be worth knowing that any proceedings issued in England prior to the end of the year will be covered by the Brussels Regulation Recast. This applies …

Brexit deal or no deal.

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Blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd

Partner Mike Lewis, examines the blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd case. This is the first of several case studies he covered in his recent talk at Heathrow Airport for 80 surveyors as part of their CPD training. Being the largest skyscraper outside London, Beetham Tower is Manchester’s most iconic building. It’s 47 …

Blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd

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When not to go to court – dilapidations update

A recent case provided an opportunity for the High Court to confirm the correct approach to assessing damages where a landlord has undertaken some but not all the repair works required under a lease.  In short, Car Giant leased units to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (“Hammersmith”) under full repairing leases which came …

When not to go to court – dilapidations update

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Brexit frustration

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the medicines regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), decided to relocate from its Canary Wharf premises to Amsterdam. The EMA tried to bring their lease at to an end, maintaining that the 25 year lease, granted in October 2014, would be ‘frustrated’ by the potential withdrawal of …

Brexit frustration

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The Taste of Victory

Due to a recent ruling by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”), any business across Europe is now permitted to use the name “Big Mac” on any of their products in stores. The change comes after the relatively small Irish restaurant chain, Supermac, won a  long running battle against McDonald’s to have use of …

The Taste of Victory

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