Hunters and May, May & Merrimans, two of the longest-established law firms in the world, have now completed their merger creating a firm with the strength and ambition to stay at the forefront of the law for many decades – even centuries – to come. We are delighted to have been able to bring these two…
The firm was delighted to be invited to take part in the first of these annual European conferences.
A summary of some of the Chancellor’s announcements for private clients in his Budget of 18th March 2015.
Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) and After the Event Insurance (ATE) Premiums remain recoverable in Insolvency Litigation
In 2001, the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea received 46 planning applications for basement excavations; but in 2013 it received 450. This spike in applications might well have been what has prompted that council to review their planning policy.
A wife’s application for interim maintenance was rejected in the recently reported decision of BD v FD  EWHC 4443 (Fam) as her interim budget significantly exceeded the standard of living of marriage.
Gregor Kleinknecht appointed to steering committee of the Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the American Bar Association
Gregor joined Hunters in 2014 as a partner in the Business Services and Dispute Resolution departments. He has a broadly based practice with an emphasis on international commercial dispute resolution and, in particular, on complex and high value cross-border and multi-jurisdictional arbitration and litigation cases. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator with ADR Group.
As part of a wider crackdown on tax avoidance, the Government has announced plans to limit the inheritance tax advantages of creating multiple trusts.
The Law Society have issued a pre-action protocol letter of claim for judicial review of the Government’s decision to increase some Court fees by over 600%.
On 1st January 2015 the government implemented a new set of general binding rules that apply to all small sewage discharges in England.