HFW awarded indemnity costs against Scottish authorities in Rangers case
Administrative Court rules that the actions of Crown Office and Police Scotland in obtaining and executing a search warrant at HFW's London offices in December 2015 were "an abuse of state power". The Rangers FC investigators must now pay costs of injunctive and judicial review proceedings pursued by HFW on the indemnity basis.
HFW win Maritime Lawyer of the Year at the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2016
Holman Fenwick Willan won the Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2016 at the Lloyd's List Global Awards, held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on 28 September. The awards were attended by 450 industry professionals and were hosted by Fiona Bruce.
The insolvency of Hanjin Shipping (Hanjin), the world's seventh largest container line, is likely to have a significant impact throughout the maritime sector. In this briefing we provide an overview of some of the potential consequences of Hanjin's insolvency and which parties will be most affected by this development.
Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule
At the claims stage of an insurance contract there are three ways in which an assured can try to take advantage of his insurer. The law in relation to 3 [Lie in the presentation of an otherwise legitimate claim] was the issue before the Supreme Court in THE DC MERWESTONE.
Brexit, the EU, and foreign and digital currencies
With the outcome of the recent national referendum still reverberating both within and outside the UK, and with speculation rife as to the nature of the UK’s immediate and long-term political and commercial futures, it would be easy to overlook that equally dramatic events may also erupt in countries on the European mainland.
In accordance with the High Court’s decision in Committeri v Club Mediterranee SA, it is in the interest of any companies that provide package holidays to France to ensure that the contracts between them and the buyers of the holidays are governed by English law.
HFW has worked with research group ExplaintheMarket to identify the three most important trends in a global economy. The research highlights three economic trends where political will, investor confidence and opportunities for new partnerships all converge.