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Inside Disputes
Issue 7

Are you prepared for the new corporate tax evasion offence?

The corporate offence of "failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion" comes into force on 30 September 2017. Ahead of this date, corporations must ensure that they have developed a plan for implementing "reasonable prevention procedures".

Airing dirty laundry: when can a hearing be held in private?

When considering whether to pursue a dispute through the Courts, a key consideration – particularly for private clients – is what information could end up in the press.

Pre-Packaged Insolvency

A pre-pack sale has long been a staple of newspaper headlines and invariably alludes to creditors being "stitched up" by the insolvency process. But what is a pre-pack?

Policyholder Update: When does your insurer have a "duty to speak"?

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has found that, in certain circumstances, an insurer has a duty to tell its policyholder that their conduct is at risk of jeopardising their claim for cover.

Worldwide Freezing Injunction: clarification of the correct test for the existence of assets

The Court of Appeal has recently considered a case where Chabra worldwide freezing orders – a well-used tool of litigators, not only to secure assets to satisfy English judgments, but also in aid of foreign proceedings, pursuant to Section 25 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (CJJA)