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"The revised LCIA Arbitration rules 2014" article by Shantanu Majumdar in the German Arbitration Journal

The new rules of the London Court of International Arbitration came into force on 1 October 2014 and in this article which Shantanu Majumdar wrote jointly with Georg Scherpf of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Hamburg for the German Arbitration Journal, they note the most signficant changes, compare some of them with the rules of other arbitral institutions and assess their likely effect.

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Savile scheme upheld: 16th December 2014.

Keith Rowley QC and Piers Feltham (instructed by Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP) represented all the abuse claimants against the estate of Jimmy Savile on the  appeal by its residuary beneficiary the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust against the approval granted in February by Sales J of a scheme for addressing their claims without litigation and dismissal of the Trust’s application to remove the NatWest bank as executor.

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Josh Lewison passes California Bar Exam

We are delighted to announce that Josh Lewison has passed the California Bar Exam. Josh sat the July 2014 exam in Oakland, CA.

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New Guidance launched for Housing Associations on Consumer Credit Authorisation

Malcolm Waters QC has provided pro bono assistance in the preparation of a new version of the National Housing Federation’s guidance to Housing Associations on consumer credit authorisation.

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Judgment handed down in NRAM plc v McAdam

Malcolm Waters QC appeared for NRAM plc in NRAM plc v McAdam and Hartley [2014] EWHC 4174 (Comm), in which judgment in the Commercial Court was handed down on 10 December 2014.

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Judgment in Bramston v Spooner

Stephen Acton secured a win in Bramston v Spooner, in which judgment was handed down by Chief Registrar Baister on 8th December

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Judgment in Emma Hope v Ireland and others [2014] EWHC 3854 (Ch)

Mark Mullen appeared for HM Revenue and Customs on an appeal to the Chancery Division by Emma Hope, a well-known shoe designer.

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“Running A Charity” new handbook by Mark Mullen

Mark Mullen is currently writing a new edition of “Running A Charity”, published by Jordans, which will cover the legal, financial, regulatory and practical aspects of setting up and running a charity.

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Judgment handed down in the Warburg litigation

Robert Pearce QC and Nathan Wells have recently appeared for the University of London in University of London v Prag [2014] EWHC 3564 (Ch), a 10 day hearing before Proudman J in which the Court was asked to construe the 1944 Trust Deed relating to the Warburg Library.

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Pensions Regulator releases section 89 report on Umbrella Trust schemes

The Pensions Regulator today issued a press release and report under section 89 of the Pensions Act 2004 relating to five pension schemes to which sums exceeding £134 million had been transferred by more than 1,400 members.

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