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Future Fund: Breakthrough

The Future Fund last year was closely watched by both investors and companies seeking investment. It delivered more than £1.1 billion in convertible loans to over 1,140 applicants. Quite a feat given the speed at which it was rolled out!

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The Supreme Court wrestles again with issues of loss in professional negligence claims

We have recently focused on the potential for the tough economic road out of the pandemic to increase the volume of professional negligence claims. We now have a very timely decision from the Supreme Court attempting to clarify the legal basis for quantifying loss in such claims.

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FCA ‘Bans’ Binance: Protection for credit card users?

On June 26, the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) issued a consumer warning against the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, effectively preventing the exchange from conducting any form of regulated financial activity in the UK. As such, individuals who trade on the platform (and most similar platforms) will not be entitled to access the Financial Ombudsman Service or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme should something go wrong with their investment.

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The Fast and Furious: buying an e-commerce business

The retail industry was already facing challenges before the pandemic turned the world upside down and accelerated inevitable changes for the retail industry– especially for bricks and mortar businesses. It, therefore, doesn’t come as a surprise that ASOS only purchased the Topshop brand and Boohoo plc only bought the Debenhams brand. In both acquisitions, the real estate was not part of the deal and consequently the employees at those locations were left behind.

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Group Litigation Now Happening in Scotland

In one of the most exciting developments in recent years in the field of civil litigation in Scotland, the Court of Session is now accepting group litigations under rules recently introduced.

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