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German company commences High Court litigation over unpaid Letter of Credit

A Letter of Credit is an irrevocable written commitment by a Bank to make payment to a seller, in connection with the export of specific goods, against the presentation of specified documents identified in the Letter of Credit and relating to those goods. If you have a dispute about a documentary credit our expert UK lawyers can assist.

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High Court considers legal privilege in case concerning fraudulent trading and dishonest assistance

The High Court held RBS and Natwest vicariously liable for traders assisting in fraud, despite lacking actual knowledge of the fraud. Read the full judgment for Bilta (UK) Ltd & Ors v Natwest Markets Plc & Anor [2020] EWHC 546 (Ch), which case concerned legal privilege amongst allegations of fraudulent trading and dishonest assistance.

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APPG complaint to SRA against Lloyds’ legal advisers Herbert Smith Freehills in HBOS review scheme

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (“APPG”) have submitted a lengthy complaint to the SRA against Herbert Smith Freehills, legal advisers to Lloyds Banking Group during the lender’s compensation review scheme in relation to fraud at HBOS. The scheme is due to reopen following Sir Ross Cranston’s report that Lloyds’ original customer review had ‘serious shortcomings’.

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Business Banking Resolution Service Pilot Launches for SMEs: Is your business eligible to apply for redress?

The Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) is the latest independent organisation set up to offer alternative redress for businesses that have been victim to banking misconduct. On 1…

UK Supreme Court finds Daiwa Capital Markets in breach of its Duty and upholds $153 million Negligence Claim

The UK Supreme Court, in the much anticipated judgment in Singularis Holdings Ltd (the “Respondent”) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (the “Appellant”) [2019] UKSC 50, have unanimously…

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LEXLAW Raises Concerns with the FCA on its Implementation and Oversight of the IRHP Review & Redress Scheme

In June 2019, the FCA appointed Mr John Swift QC as an independent reviewer for the lessons learned review commissioned by the FCA’s board. The review of the…