This Practice Note considers appeals against decisions made by the communications regulator in the UK, Ofcom. In this context, it takes account of relevant UK law, considers the establishment and functions of Ofcom and the ways in which Ofcom’s regulatory decisions may be challenged at the Competition Appeal Tribunal (and subsequently the Court of Appeal), and/or the High Court.
This cross border Banking & Finance guide provides a summary of the key issues for lenders providing commercial loan facilities in Luxembourg including loan markets and recent developments, lending, security and guarantees, enforcement, intercreditor issues and governing law and disputes
This Practice Note, written by George Duncan of Charles Russell Speechlys, explains the key features of the Settled Land Act 1925 (SLA 1925) and strict settlements created under SLA 1925 and the effect of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 on strict settlements. It explains the circumstances in which SLA 1925 is still relevant today and the procedure that should be followed on the death of a life tenant of a strict settlement. The concept of the entail, or ‘fee tail’ is also explained, as is the procedure for barring an entail.
This Practice Note looks at additional voluntary contributions (AVCs). It reviews what they are, the historical background to the tax rules on AVCs, how AVCs operate under the tax regime in operation since 6 April 2006 (A Day) which includes consideration of how tax relief applies to AVCs and the application of the annual and lifetime allowances in relation to AVCs and restrictions on recycling of tax free cash into AVCs. It also considers the pre and post 6 April 2015 tax rules applying to AVCs in relation to ‘pensions freedoms’.
This Practice Note explains the concept of decennial liability and decennial insurance. It contrasts decennial insurance with latent defects insurance.
This Practice Note is aimed primarily at brands wanting to use influencers (or other talent) for particular social marketing campaigns and advertising promotions. It is intended to give an overview of the key terms usually found in an agreement with an influencer or talent and highlights key issues to be considered when reviewing an influencer agreement.
This Practice Note explains what latent defects are and what type of cover latent defects insurance provides. It examines how the policy operates, what the standard exclusions are and what the advantages and disadvantages are.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Peter Levaggi of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, considers the situation where a borrower/mortgagor with property encumbered by a number of legal mortgages has become insolvent or otherwise defaulted on its obligations. This is a particular problem where the mortgaged property has insufficient value to discharge the total debt. This Practice Note covers the priority of multiple mortgages and remedies available. It includes a look at the principles of marshalling and tacking.
This Practice Note outlines the key aspects covering entry clearance and permission to stay applications in the Intra-Company routes, other than the issue of a Certificate of Sponsorship by a sponsor. It looks at the financial, validity and suitability requirements and the period and conditions of permission.
This Practice Note outlines the eligibility criteria for a sponsor employer to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) under the two Intra-Company routes—Intra-Company Transfer and Intra-Company Graduate Trainee. Aspects covered include Certificates of Sponsorship, skill level, salary, and the previous minimum employment requirement.
This Practice Note examines the commercial and contractual aspects of sports media and broadcasting, focusing in particular on the creation, protection and exploitation of sports media rights. It examines what sports media rights are under English law, how footage of a sports event is produced and delivered, and examines the principal terms of a typical sports media rights contract.
This Practice Note, written by Alexander Caton of Charles Russell Speechlys, provides an overview of the key tax planning points for landed estates, including the use of flexible Wills, lifetime giving and the optimisation of agricultural property relief (agricultural relief) and business property relief (business relief) and any relevant heritage property reliefs.
This Practice Note covers the purpose and procedure of section 41 of the Trustee Act 1925 (TA 1925), which confers jurisdiction on the court to appoint or replace trustees in certain circumstances. It also considers alternative routes that may be available to practitioners and distinguishes between the applicability of TA 1925, s 41 and the court's inherent jurisdiction to remove trustees.
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