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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Secret Commissions: Wood v Commercial First Business — Case Analysis

12 / 11 / 2019

Nathan Webb examines the decision in Wood v Commercial First Business and explores its detailed review of the law on secret commissions.

The judgment addresses in particular the distinction between full secret commissions and so-called half-secret commissions. It clarifies the law in the area and solidifies the basis for a broker being held liable where a commission is only partially disclosed.

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LIBOR, Repo Rate and Forex Manipulation

4 / 12 / 2014

Lloyd Maynard looks at the LIBOR, Repo Rate and Forex scandals. How did each one work? How were they similar? What was different about each scandal? Who has lost out? What claims can be brought?

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