Media lawyers will have experienced, or at least be aware of, an anonymised claimant having been stripped of their anonymity by a court. MLA became Rhodes, PNM became Khuja and JMO and KTA became Khan and Khan etc. In each case, the court decided in favour of the overarching principle of open justice. The principles…
Has your bank account been frozen without any explanation from your bank? Or is your bank account under investigation? What is a Suspicious Activity Report [SAR] and how might it affect your bank account? SARs have been with us for nearly 20 years, but to many outside the regulated sector they are a somewhat unfamiliar…
After a review of the revised government guidance on 23 September 2020, the partners have determined that the firm’s offices will remain open for clients who wish to attend socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations. Clients who prefer to have a Skype or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff…
We have been monitoring the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (‘the Act’) closely since it came into effect on 26 June 2020 (see our previous blog here). Under the Act, the government has the power to make further temporary modifications without these modifications needing to be passed through Parliament (Part 2 (paragraphs 1 to…
We are all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding, whether in the context of supporting a new business venture or contributing to a worthy cause. Crowdfunding is now becoming an established method of funding a legal case – whether it is the pursuit of a claim or the defence of criminal proceedings. In the legal…
After four months of the firm operating remotely, Brett Wilson LLP’s new offices at 35-37 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BJ will open on 4 August. Clients who wish to arrange a socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations will be able to book one from this date onwards. Clients who would prefer to have a Skype…
If you are left out of a Will of a deceased person who you expected to provide you with financial support, you may be able to bring a claim under what is known as the “Inheritance Act” (or to give it its full name, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975)). There are…
On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (‘the Act’) received Royal Assent and is now enforceable law. The Act contains a number of measures relating to both insolvency proceedings and corporate governance, and for the most part intends to provide companies and their directors with greater protection and flexibility during covid-19 and…
Laura Clews has joined Brett Wilson’s family law team. Laura is a New Zealand qualified solicitor practicing in London. Laura worked for a Legal 500 Band 1 firm in New Zealand and her practice has had a particular focus on family disputes. For Laura’s full biography, please click here.
Following on from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announcement on 28 March 2020 addressing protective measures for companies facing major funding and operational hardship during Covid-19, on 23 April 2020, the Government has further announced that it will introduce temporary restrictions on creditor rights to pursue aggressive debt recovery….