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Holyoake v Candy: No Unfair Relationship

23 January

In Holyoake v Candy [2017] EWHC 3397 (Ch) the Chancery Division dismissed a claim by a property developer (“Mr Holyoake”) against the defendants, who included the Candy brothers and CPC Group Limited (“CPC”), a company ostensibly owned by Mr Christian Candy. Mr Holyoake had financed the purchase of a development property with an unsecured £12m loan from […]


Whirlpool Sentencing Appeal: Definitive Guideline

05 January

In Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd v R [2017] EWCA Crim 2186 the Court of Appeal reduced a sentence on appeal and gave detailed consideration to the application of the Definitive Guideline on Corporate Manslaughter, Health and Safety and Food and Safety Hygiene Offences (“the Guideline”) in the context of “very large organisations”. A self-employed alarm and telecommunications contractor […]


MiFID II In Force

03 January

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2014/65/EU) (“MiFID”) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (600/2014/EU) (“MiFIR”), together known as “MiFID II”, come into force today. MiFID II is directly applicable and the UK will implement it by means of the following statutory instruments: the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations […]