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Czech Chancer? Cornwall Cowboy? 5 steps to know where to sue.

Czech Chancer? Cornwall Cowboy? 5 steps to know where to sue.
Whether the company or individual you wish to sue is based in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK, the EU/EFTA region, or out-with the EU, determining which court has jurisdiction can be tricky. The court’s jurisdiction refers to its entitlement to hear an action and make a decision. It is helpful to know that at when forming the contract, you can specify which court any dispute will be heard in. However, if the contract is silent on jurisdiction, the best place to start is finding out which of these four regions the defender is based in. In cases where the dispute contains...
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Banking in the wake of a crash - how do we move forward? What do businesses want and need from a commercial banking relationship?

Banking in the wake of a crash - how do we move forward? What do businesses want and need from a commercial banking relationship?
The following text is from a speech recently given by Heather Buchanan, Director of Policy at the APPG on Fair Business Banking – reproduced with kind permission of Heather and the APPG.“Having spent the last two years examining the pitfalls of the relationships between businesses and their banks, it is impossible to pin down exactly what can be, if anything at all, that magic bullet that will help create a level playing field and stabilize commercial relationships. Businesses are, on the whole, poorly served by both regulation and law, and one thing is certain, an overhaul of banking culture alone will...
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Brexit – Implications for Banking Disputes

The UK public’s decision to leave the EU is an important one. Leaving the largest economy in the world is bound to have consequences for UK banks and their customers in both in the immediate future and long term. The economic uncertainty caused by the leave vote, and eventual Brexit, is inevitably going to put customers at odds with their banks. Ultimately this could result in the types of legal and financial issues experienced both during and after the 2008 financial crisis.Already we are seeing signs of stress on the banking sector and talk of future bailouts. It was announced on...
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Bank Misconduct and Economic Crime: Guest Blog by Nikki Turner, Director of SME Alliance

On Tuesday 24th May, I was invited to share a platform at an event at Westminster with Nikki Turner, director and co-founder of SME Alliance. The event was hosted by the APPG on Fair Business Banking and the topic under discussion was whether a financial tribunal system could kick-start cultural change in banking. I wrote about the evening in a recent blog which you can read about here.Nikki Turner has kindly given me permission to re-produce the text of her speech, which focussed very much on the human cost of bank misconduct, and with grateful thanks her speech is set out...
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How can we achieve cultural change within the banking sector?

Debate at Westminster: Can a Financial Tribunal System Kick-start Cultural Change in Banking?On Tuesday 24th May I had the privilege of being asked to speak at Westminster – a first for me. The event was organised by a group of MPs, led by Calum Kerr, and lobbyists, all passionate about driving cultural change in British banking. The title of my talk and indeed the debate was “Can a financial tribunal system kick start cultural change in banking?” – a theme borrowed from barrister Richard Samuel of 3 Hare Court chambers - whose article in the Financial Times - “Banks must stop...
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