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Floating Charges in Comparative Perspective

Origins and Project Outline

This blog post provides details of our current project examining floating charges in comparative perspective. In various ways, the project demonstrates the value of attending academic conferences with colleagues from other jurisdictions. At such events (especially Young Property Lawyers’ Forum (YPLF) conferences) we would frequently encounter…

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Corporate personality: Doctrine vs Justice

This blog post is a condensed version of an article that is available online at the website of the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, where it is noted that it is hard to discern when a UK court is likely to allow piercing of the so-called “corporate veil”,…

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Financial Crises in the modern market system: a case of prevention or mitigation?

Chike Jude Emedosi is a current research student whose work seeks to examine the different legal solutions available for creating security interests for securitisations in England, Scotland, and France. Here he talks about the history of financial crises.

Introduction

Financial crisis has been an unfortunate part of financial history. It…

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Back to the Future? The Partial Reinstatement of the Crown Preference in Insolvency

Introduction

Deep within his budget speech delivered on 29 October 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced: “We will make HMRC a preferred creditor in business insolvencies to ensure that tax which has been collected on behalf of HMRC – is actually paid to HMRC.”

In the context…

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The duty of fair presentation in non-consumer insurance contracts - does one size fit all?

This blog post presents a condensed version of her article in the October 2017 issue of the British Insurance Law Association Journal, which in turn built on her undergraduate dissertation. It considers whether micro-businesses are adequately protected under the UK’s insurance law regime as it applies to non-consumers. The full…

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