Legal articles

Revoking a Deputyship Order

Posted by Mitra Mann on May 3 2016 in Court of protection & powers of attorney, Court of protection disputes

Where a person lacks capacity (“P”), the Court of Protection has the power to appoint a person to make decisions on their behalf. This person is known as a deputy. A deputy is usually given a variety of powers by the Court of Protection in relation to the property and affairs, including the control, management, acquisition and disposition of property of the person who lacks capacity.

Crowd funding for litigation

Posted by Daniel Jennings on April 29 2016 in Commercial litigation & dispute resolution

Since the large increases in litigation court fees and change in rules regarding recoverability of success fees under conditional fee agreements people have been looking for new ways of funding litigation; particularly large scale litigation against institutional bodies or others that may have significantly deeper pockets than they do. One avenue that has started to be explored is the question of crowd funding.

Customer contracts – unlocking financing potential

Posted by Christopher Jones on April 28 2016 in Banking & finance

Invoice finance (invoice discounting or factoring) involves a financier advancing a certain amount of working capital funds against a company’s invoices. It is therefore essential for the financier to understand the make-up of the company’s trade debtors (and to some extent suppliers) and the terms on which the company contracts with them.

A brief history of nearly everything about social housing finance

Posted by Carol Matthews on April 28 2016 in Affordable housing, Banking & finance, Housing & communities

The history of social housing finance makes interesting reading and we have been involved in its story since the early 1980s when we helped set up what is now one of the largest housing groups in the country. Working on the precedents established by philanthropic associations such as the Peabody Trust and the William Sutton Housing Trust, housing associations established in the 1970s and 80s were funded by the Housing Corporation, which provided grant funding and took charges over the housing stock directly.

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