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In a recent decision the High Court of Justice has determined that a post-judgment worldwide freezing order should continue indefinitely until payment of the judgment or a further order is made (Touton Far East Pte Ltd v Shri Lal Mahal Ltd (formerly Shivnath Rai Harnarain (India) Ltd), [2016] EWHC 1765 (Comm)).

The typical model you would expect to find in a dental practice is for the practice owner to employ nurses and receptionists, but for other dentists and hygienists to be self-employeed.

The question of the legal employment status of each member of staff within the business is unlikely to cause you many sleepless nights during the ongoing running of your business. But this can become an issue if a dispute arises, if you want to dismiss a member of staff or change their terms and conditions, or if you are looking to sell your business.

Paul McCartney has filed for declaratory judgment against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (Sony) in an ongoing dispute regarding his historic works. The Beatles star, who was outbid by Michael Jackson for the rights to a back catalogue of some 260 Beatles songs in the 1980s, is seeking confirmation in US courts that he is entitled to Get Back his historic copyright next year.

Under public procurement law, member states must ensure that economic operators, who have an interest in obtaining a public contract and who are at risk of harm by an alleged infringement, are afforded sufficient time for an effective review of the award decision.

A 10 day standstill period, during which the contract cannot be concluded, follows the decision to award a public contract. Concerned tenderers - those which have not been ‘definitively excluded’ - must be notified of the decision to award, and may challenge the decision during this period.

The Government has launched its Industrial Strategy which is designed to drive economic growth by making it easier for businesses to work across the UK. Central to the strategy are big investments in broadband, transport and energy as well as a £556 million boost for the Northern Powerhouse.

At the end of last year, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) provided guidance on the responsibility of contracting authorities to disclose elements of their procurement process when evaluating tenders.

The question the ECJ reviewed was: Is a contracting authority always required to inform potential tenderers of the method of evaluation used when evaluating a public procurement contract? Such a question is of interest to tenderers as it is the method of evaluation of tenders which could be the difference between success and failure in an OJEU procurement.

Does the recent ruling in the case of Remondis GmbH & amp Co KG Region Nord v Region Hannover and others (Case C-51/15) open a third way for contracting authorities to organise the delivery of public services without being subject to the EU public procurement rules?

To a commercial property solicitor, sitting in sight of various 200+ year old deeds ready to send off the Land Registry, tech in the property sector can sometimes feel like an alien concept. However, despite the derision of the portmanteau, ‘PropTech’ occasionally encountered on Twitter, innovation and technology are already playing an important role in shaping the industry and its future direction. 

The High Court has now handed down the long-awaited judgment in Property Alliance Group Limited v The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC. The decision will be of particular interest to litigants pursuing or contemplating interest rate swap claims and also London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) claims.

The Claimant is a property investment and development business and the Defendant provided them with commercial banking services. That included 4 interest rate swap products, entered into between 2004 and 2008.

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