Expert Insight


The Fourth Money Laundering Directive – Beneficial Ownership Information (Article 30 and 31): How will it affect you?

07 Jun 2017

The EU 4th Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) is due to be implemented into UK law on 26 June 2017. The aim of 4MLD is to strengthen the EU’s defences against money laundering and terrorist financing. Article 30 – beneficial ownership information relating to corporate and other legal entities Article 30 requires each member state to […]


Be wary and don’t vary: oral variations of written contracts

06 Jun 2017

Certainty of contract Certainty of contract is one of the main pillars of contractual law. The basic principle is that what is written in black and white represents the bargain reached by the parties and their intentions when they entered into the agreement. Well-drafted commercial agreements will include a clause saying that the parties agree […]


PSC Registers - Are you compliant?

02 Jun 2017

The new rules on PSC Registers came into force over a year ago but many companies are still not compliant. Since 6 April 2016 every UK company (including dormant companies, companies limited by shares, companies limited by guarantee and community interest companies) and every UK limited liability partnership must keep and maintain a register of […]


Don’t tie yourself in knots: – Japanese Knotweed and landowners obligations

30 May 2017

A recent County Court case involving Network Rail, Williams v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd (2017), provides an useful reminder to Landowners of the perils facing those whose who ignore or do not control the spread of Japanese knotweed on their land. Our Head of Litigation, Andrew Weinberg, offers his insight: Japanese Knotweed Japanese Knotweed is […]

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