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Banker's duty to inform customers inferred by voluntary adoption of Business Banking Code

Banker's duty to inform customers inferred by voluntary adoption of Business Banking Code

By , and | 07 Sep 2017

In October 2016 we reported on a case that apparently heralded a new approach by the courts to the traditional duty of care imposed on financial advisers when advising their clients (the "Bolam test"), placing more responsibility on a properly informed investor to accept the consequences of the investment risks they have voluntarily assumed (O'Hare v Coutts & Co [2016] EWHC 2224 (QB)).

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Beneficial Ownership Register for Overseas Companies owning UK Property

Beneficial Ownership Register for Overseas Companies owning UK Property

By and | 07 Sep 2017

The government has signalled its intention to establish a register of beneficial ownership information for overseas legal entities (OLEs) that own or are purchasing UK property (or participating in UK government procurement). UK inward investors using offshore vehicles to own UK property should familiarise themselves with the proposals.