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FCA Responsibility to Accountability under the SM&CR
Authors: Financial Director Professor Suzanne Rab

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is undertaking more investigations under the Senior Managers & Certification Regime, says Professor Suzanne Rab, a barrister at Serle Court Chambers.

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Easy Rent a Car Ltd v Easygroup Ltd
Authors: Intellectual Property Magazine Adrian de Froment

Adrian de Froment discusses the recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in Easy Rent a Car Ltd v Easygroup Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 477. Adrian explains that following this judgment it may be easier for litigants in IP disputes with a cross-border element to leave the English court with no option but to decline jurisdiction. 

Stephanie Wickenden of Serle Court (instructed by Shoosmiths) acted for the Respondent. 

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Seeing non-contentious probate fee reforms in context
Authors: Solicitors Journal

In an article for Solicitors Journal, titled "Seeing Non-Contentious Probate Fee Reforms in Context", Kathryn Purkis argues that opposition to the government's proposed changes to probate fees is misplaced, believing the proposal should have a Robin Hood effect in practice. 

Kaye takes up post as new Chancery Master
Authors: CDR Hugh Norbury KC

Hugh Norbury QC comments on 'Kaye taking up post as new Chancery Master' 

Caring and sharing
Authors: STEP Journal

Eleni Dinenis comments on the meaning of ‘maintained’ under s.1(3) of the England and Wales Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 .

New rules to stop ‘predators’ from tricking vulnerable into marriage delayed by Brexit
Authors: The Daily Telegraph Constance McDonnell KC

Constance McDonnell QC was quoted in The Daily Telegraph regarding delay in marriage and wills rules.

What to consider when looking at assisted suicide
Authors: FT Advisor Richard Wilson KC

Richard Wilson QC describes the main points of the Ninian assisted suicide case and why Mr Ninian's widow claimed relief from the forfeiture rule in his will along with a list the importance of legal advice. 

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‘I don’t want my child to have a penny!’
Authors: New Law Journal Constance McDonnell KC

In an article for the New Law Journal Constance McDonnell QC explains how at testamentary freedom fits into recent decisions in 1975 Act claims? 

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‘No, the Norway option won’t turn Britain into a vassal state’
Authors: CityAM Dakis Hagen KC

Dakis Hagen QC writes an article for CityAM

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