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    The Omniscient Draftsman – the answer to Virgin Media?

    Paul Newman KC has written an article on the principles of statutory construction, which might be relevant to the interpretation of a term of art used in a statutory instrument – such as “accrued rights” in the contracting-out legislation recently... Read more

    By Paul Newman KC
    Thursday 13 July 2023

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    The Separability Principle: the Newcastle Express Case

    To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. Ever since the House of Lords decision in Fiona Trust & Holding Corporation v Privalov [2007] UKHL 40, the principle of the separability of arbitration agreements has been... Read more

    By Stuart Isaacs KC | Elizabeth Houghton
    Monday 10 July 2023

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    Electronic execution of documents: where have we got to, and where we might be heading?

    As a part of the “Remind me about” series, Joseph Steadman discusses the electronic execution of documents. The article was first posted on Paul Newman KC’s website pensionsbarrister.com. Read the full article

    By Joseph Steadman
    Thursday 6 July 2023

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    Grand View v Wong and the doctrine of improper purposes

    Article by Jia Wei Lee[1], 30th June 2023 To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. 1. The improper purpose doctrine is an easy one to state: a power may only be exercised for a purpose... Read more

    By Jonathan Hilliard KC | Jia Wei Lee
    Friday 30 June 2023

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    Virgin Media Limited v NTL Pensions Trustees II Ltd & ors

    As a part of the “Remind me about” series, Jennifer Seaman discusses the judgment regarding the Virgin Media Limited v NTL Pensions Trustees II Ltd & ors case. The article was first posted on Paul Newman KC’s website pensionsbarrister.com. Read... Read more

    By Jennifer Seaman
    Thursday 22 June 2023

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    Remind me about… pensions tax

    In the second of this “Remind me about” series, Emily Campbell (Charles Russell Speechlys) and Ram Lakshman look at pensions tax. The article was first posted on Paul Newman KC’s website pensionsbarrister.com. Read the full article here

    By Ram Lakshman
    Monday 12 June 2023

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    Pensions law and the Sequana decision

    In this article, Tom Robinson considers the lessons that the 2022 Supreme Court decision in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana has for pension practitioners, and in particular the question of directors’ duties in relation to uncertain/future pensions debts. This article... Read more

    By Thomas Robinson
    Thursday 18 May 2023

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    Mittal v Westbridge: Singapore Court of Appeal charts a novel course for pre-award arbitrability

    To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. Arbitrability is a hot topic in international commercial arbitration. There is a developing body of recent case-law, of which the most interesting and important is perhaps the decision... Read more

    By Stuart Isaacs KC | Jia Wei Lee
    Tuesday 9 May 2023

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    Guest v Guest: clarity at last for proprietary estoppel?

    To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. Guest v Guest[1] is one in a long line of decisions involving proprietary estoppel and the family farm. The principles applicable to establishing proprietary estoppel claims are now... Read more

    By Elizabeth Houghton
    Thursday 30 March 2023

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    Andrew Mold KC and Michael Ashdown feature in TL4’s Private Client Magazine

    Andrew Mold KC and Michael Ashdown feature in TL4’s Private Client Magazine Issue 10 – Contentious Trusts. Andrew Mold KC‘s article is entitled ‘Does a third party owe a duty of care to a beneficiary?’. Michael Ashdown writes on ‘Breach... Read more

    By Andrew Mold KC | Michael Ashdown
    Monday 27 March 2023

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    Remind me about… Sections 91 to 92 of the Pensions Act 1995

    In the first “Remind me about” article published on Paul Newman KC‘s website, John Grocott-Barrett summarises the law relating to these two important sections of the Pensions Act 1995. The “Remind me about” series is aimed as a training tool... Read more

    By John Grocott-Barrett
    Wednesday 22 March 2023

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    Union challenge to imposition of McCloud costs on members rejected by High Court

    Paul Newman KC has written a summary of the decision published earlier this week in R (aoa Fire Brigades Union) v HM Treasury/ R (oao The British Medical Association) v HM Treasury. Read the full article

    By Paul Newman KC
    Thursday 16 March 2023

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