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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?
Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates the pressure of a boiler room, with sales people deploying high pressure sales tactics to incite, cajole and pressurise investors into parting with their money in exchange for investments.
The terms 'boiler room fraud' or 'boiler room scam' are used to describe a particular type of fraud perpetrated using boiler rooms. In other words, a fraud carried on by means of distance selling, telemarketing and telesales, by which, victims are pressurised into buying products or investments on a false premise. The goods or investments purchased are usually worthless or worth substantially less than the consideration given. The sales people operating within the boiler room often use dishonesty and/or deception to make the sales and the victims are
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The primary function of office-holders in personal and corporate insolvency is to collect in the assets belonging to a company or individual and to distribute these to the company's or individual's creditors. Office-holders have various duties and powers in order to ensure that they do this. For
STOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 contains provisions which, on a temporary basis (presently until 31 December 2020) impose significant limitations on the ability for a creditor to seek a winding-up order against a company. For further reading, see Practice Note: Corporate
The Standard Conditions of Sale (SCS), currently in their 5th edition (2018 revision), are a set of standard conditions which are commonly incorporated into contracts for the sale of residential property. The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Third Edition—2018 Revision) (SCPC) are used for
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