Insights

November 2016

A recent decision made by the Court of Appeal in the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) has immediate consequences on the process claimants need to follow before issuing a warrant of possession where the possession order was made on suspended terms. 

October 2016

THE FOURTH ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY JUNE 2017

The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) is due to be implemented in the UK by June 2017. The aim of the Directive is to enhance and improve the EU’s anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CTF) capabilities in light of the increased global threat from tax evasion and criminal/terrorist activity.

July 2016

In July 2015 the Government undertook a consultation in respect of further proposed Court and Tribunal fee increases. This resulted in the draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, which once implemented would lead to some Court fees increasing by a further 10%.

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June 2016

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it is proposing a change to the way that mortgage lenders allocate customer payments in circumstances where customers have fallen into arrears.