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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Legally binding contract or just wishful thinking?

On 26 July 2017, Mr Justice Leggatt handed down his Judgment in Blue v Ashley [2017] EWHC 1928 (Comm). The question in this case was whether, as a result of a conversation between the Claimant, Mr Blue, and the Defendant, Mr Ashley, a contract was made under which Mr Ashley owed Mr Blue £14m. Mr […]

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THERE IS STILL TIME –  one “last chance” to come clean about offshore tax non-compliance

In a climate where significant steps have been taken over the last few years to target tax evasion, the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (“WDF”) is considered the “last chance” for individuals to disclose any offshore tax non-compliance issues to HMRC before tougher new sanctions, including substantial financial penalties, broader powers of “naming and shaming” and increased […]

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Enforcement issues: Taking control of goods

Recently the Commercial Court, in Midtown Acquisitions LP v Essar Global Fund Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 2206, considered attempts to take control of a private jet under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. The Claimants had a judgment debt of US$194m against the Defendant based on a New York judgment which was sought […]

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