News and Resources

COVID-19: Business and Property Courts Protocol on Remote Hearings

20 / 3 / 2020

In light of the continuing Covid-19 outbreak, the Business and Property Courts have provided a revised protocol on remote hearings.

We welcome this guidance and its commitment to moving to telephone and video hearings “wherever possible” so that the disputes that court users are facing can continue to progress at this unusual time.

Should you have any queries about an upcoming hearing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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COVID-19: a message to our clients

20 / 3 / 2020

In light of the growing concerns around the current coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to reassure all of those who work with Forum that we have put in place a series of measures to protect the well-being of all of our clients, staff and members, while also making sure that we continue to offer the high level of legal services that you have come to expect from us.

Please see attached a message from the team at Forum Chambers.

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Promontoria update: effectiveness of assignments

9 / 10 / 2019

Susanne Muth examines the decision in Nicoll v Promontoria and its impact on the scope for challenging the effectiveness and validity of assignments from Clydesdale Bank and other lenders.

In Nicoll v Promontoria (RAM2) Ltd [2019] EWHC 2410 (Ch), Mann J severely limited the scope of challenge. In summary, if Promontoria has given notice of the assignment to the debtor, and the assigning bank has confirmed by notice or has otherwise acknowledged that it considers the assignment complete, the debtor is not entitled to challenge the efficacy or validity of the assignment.

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SMEs and Banks: Balancing the Scales

17 / 9 / 2018

David McIlroy considers the implications of the FCA’s announcement that it does not have the power to take action against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for the failures of its Global Restructuring Group (GRG) department. He analyses potential reforms to the law that could give additional protections to small businesses in their dealings with banks.

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Compensation for IRHP mis-selling: During and after insolvency

5 / 3 / 2015

Phil Currie and Darragh Connell address some of the difficulties faced by insolvency practitioners in working out what action to take when a company was mis-sold an IRHP and has subsequently become insolvent.

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