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Briefing Notes

Real Estate e-bulletin – Issue 7

We are pleased to bring you the seventh edition of Druces’ real estate e-bulletin. Aimed at a property professional/adviser readership, our intention is to bring you a regular collection of interesting recent property and planning focused news items.  The topics covered will be broad ranging, with each article a bite-sized consideration of some of the sector’s most […]

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Druces LLP hosts an Insolvency Litigation Funding Roundtable with The Judge

On 21 May 2019 Rachel Brown, Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution Team, hosted a roundtable session on Insolvency Litigation Funding. Katie Armstrong of The Judge (an independent insurance broker) attended the event as a guest speaker and provided attendees with a detailed insight into the funding & insurance options now available for insolvency claims. […]

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The future for UK jurisdiction after Brexit: building partnerships

Senior UK judge Sir Geoffrey Vos has spoken in Munich about the future for UK jurisdiction and English law after Brexit. He identified two preliminaries in choosing jurisdiction: do the courts serve the needs of international parties and the impact of technology. The key factors are respect for the rule of law and a high […]

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Digital Assets: game over – death in the digital age

Have you thought about what might happen to your ‘digital assets’ on your death? In an increasingly digital world, the issue of what might happen to your digital assets you die is becoming increasingly common. Digital assets can take many forms, and include your electronically stored photos, music or videos and emails and social media […]

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Property e-bulletin – Issue 6

We are pleased to bring you the sixth edition of Druces’ property e-bulletin. Aimed at a property professional/adviser readership, our intention is to bring you a regular collection of interesting recent property and planning focused news items. The topics covered will be broad ranging, with each article a bite-sized consideration of some of the sector’s most topical […]

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On your marks, get set…bake.

Is it discriminatory for a Christian baker to refuse to bake a cake containing a message in support of gay marriage? According to the Supreme Court in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others [2018] UKSC 49, no. The Appellants, Mr and Mrs McArthur, run Ashers Baking Company Ltd, a family owned business. The […]

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Unexplained Wealth Orders – Update

Unexplained Wealth Orders (“UWOs”) remain at the forefront of legal agenda following the judgment handed down by Justice Supperstone last week dismissing the application of Zamira Hajiyeva to overturn the UWO applied for by the National Crime Agency (“NCA”). By way of reminder, a UWO can be obtained if the High Court is satisfied that:  […]

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