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Welcome to the sixth edition of Smart Talk. In this podcast, Colette Kelly, Partner, Regulatory Solutions, and Sophia Arshad, Professional Support Lawyer discuss Sir David Calvert-Smith QC’s report into the failings of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in its handling of the Unaoil case. The podcast discusses the lead-up to the review including Mr Ziad Akle’s grounds for appeal and the conviction being quashed, the failings identified and the recommendations for change suggested by Sir David Calvert-Smith QC. Smart Talk provides busy professionals operating within the Energy sector short and frequent updates on topical issues and points of law affecting the Energy industry. The talks are hosted by our Energy specialists and other leading experts.Please do keep an eye out for further mailings in relation to our "Smart Talk" and “Smart Contracting” under English law events. Should you have colleagues that would be interested in this content, please feel free to forward the mailing to them.
In our latest 'Smart Talk' energy sector podcast, Chris Kidd, the Joint Head of Energy and Infrastructure at Ince, is joined by Tarek Taha to shed light on avoiding key pitfalls when drafting payment deferral clauses in the context of refund guarantees.
In our latest 'Smart Talk' energy sector podcast, our experienced partners Chris Kidd and Stuart McAlpine discuss the global trends in climate change litigation, the legal and practical significance of these trends and the impact on oil and gas companies as well as those in the renewables sector.
In this case, the Sellers were able to claim payment for goods delivered, notwithstanding that they were alleged to be defective and the sale contract contained a retention of title clause. In this podcast, Monika Humphreys-Davies, Senior Associate, discusses the decision.
The Court has considered which time zone applies to determine the date of completion of discharge for the purposes of deciding whether notification of a demurrage claim was made too late.  In this podcast, Monika Humphreys-Davies reviews the decision and explains why the Court held that it was the time zone at the place of discharge. 
SpeakersGillie Belsham, Joint Head of the Energy & InfrastructureColette Kelly, Financial Crime PartnerOur first session in the Smart Talk series features Gillie Belsham, Joint Head of the Energy & Infrastructure, and Colette Kelly, Financial Crime Partner. In this episode, they review the Serious Fraud Office's recent conviction of Petrofac Limited for failing to prevent bribery, and examine the possible implications of the conviction for other companies in the energy market.
Guest Starring: Susan J WilliamsHost: Mili Sandifer-SmithTopics: Divorce; Dissolution; Parental Responsibility; Child Arrangement Orders; Children; Separation; Mediation; Court Applications; Custody; Residence and Contact; Marriage; Civil Partnership; Mothers and Fathers; Private Law; Welfare Checklist; Child Maintenance; Relationships; Co-Parenting; CAFCASSIn the fifth episode of “Family Matters” we are joined by Susan Williams who sheds light on agreements between separating couples regarding their children. We start by breaking down the concept of Parental Responsibility in order for separating couples to start their journey to co-parent their children effectively. For those who opting for the Court route in order to obtain a Child Arrangements Order, there are many factors to be considered known as the ‘welfare checklist’; whereby decisions are made in the best interest of the child or children. We discuss how gender may play a role in these decisions and the importance of early advice. Useful Links: 
Guest Starring: Sharon Priday and Andrew Williams Host: Mili Sandifer-Smith, InceTopics: Divorce; Matrimonial Finances; Private Wealth; Matrimonial Assets; Asset and Financial Protection; Financial Disclosure; Separation; Wills; Income Tax; Inheritance Tax; Capital Gains Tax; PropertyIn the fourth episode of “Family matters”, Sharon Priday, Managing Associate, and Andrew Williams, Managing Associate come together to bring you both the family and the private wealth legal perspective on matrimonial finances.Sharon provides us with an overview of the matrimonial financial process to include when you could be protecting your wealth and how best to do this. We discuss the financial disclosure of pensions, medical records, business records, and inheritance. Andrew delivers persuasive points for separating couples to consider in terms of their Wills and how they hold their property. He also gives us an overview of how Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax can play an important role in the matrimonial financial process.Useful Links: Ince – Ince - Ince - Citizens Advice - Divorce Online - HMRC -
Speakers:Chris Kidd, Head of Shipbuilding and Offshore Construction, Joint Head of Energy & Infrastructure, Partner London Stuart Mcalpine, Global Head of Marine Projects, LondonClimate change litigation is a growing trend; and the legal industry bears witness to a rise in claims brought against both governments and private corporations for either failing to prevent, or contributing to, harmful carbon emissions across the world. In this podcast, our Energy team considers the landmark decision from the District Court of The Hague in the matter of Milieudefensie et al. v. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, how a national court’s decision can impact the global market, and why this ruling is not to be ignored. 
In our second CSR podcast, Ince Impact members Alex Davidson, Hope Wilkins, and Francesca Jus-Burke talk us through the CSR initiatives Ince volunteers have been involved with over the past few months.
Host: Mili Sandifer-Smith, InceGuest Star: John Burrell, InceTopics: Divorce; Divorce proceedings; Divorce, Dissolution & Separation BillIn this episode, we kick off by discussing the most talked about area of family law: divorce. With particular emphasis on the changes in legislation to divorce which will be coming into force next year, having been delayed while the UK government works to implement these changes.We listen to the first-hand experience of John Burrell, Consultant for the Ince London Family Department and his thoughts on this new legislation: the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. We re-cap on the current ways in which divorce has been processed within and outside of the Family Courts and how this is likely to change. For individuals not working within family law, we touch on the current system of blame and fault; together with the social stigma of divorce in general.Useful Links:No fault divorce – possible from Spring 2022 UK Government Law Society Law Gazette
Guest Starring: Jack Duffy, Queen Square ChambersHost: Mili Sandifer-Smith, InceTopics: recap of non-molestation orders, domestic abuse, Domestic Abuse Bill, statistics of men & women domestic violence, DVPNs, DVPOsIn our second episode of the series brought to you by Ince, in any case, we re-cap from our previous episode and delve beyond non-molestation orders to domestic violence. Due to changes in the law there have been significant changes to the legal definition of domestic abuse. Jack explains the way in which domestic violence affects legal proceedings within the family court. We touch on the gendered notion of domestic violence and highlight the importance for male victims of abuse as in the case of Jordan Worth and Alex Skeel. We review the significance of the Domestic Abuse Bill and how this will encourage further access for justice, for those who need it. Useful LinksUK Government - Citizens Advice - Non-Molestation Orders - Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 -
In a commodities contract dispute, the Court of Appeal has taken a different view to the Commercial Court on whether the contractual terms were consistent and could be read together, or whether they conflicted. The difference of opinion on this key issue of contractual interpretation highlights the type of problem that can arise where industry-standard terms are incorporated into a bespoke contract.In her latest podcast, Natalie Jensen discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision.
In this podcast, Julian Clark, Ince Global Senior Partner and Deanna MacDonald, Founder & CEO of Bloc demystify exactly what Blockchain is. Julian and Deanna discuss the role of blockchain in developing a system for electronic bills of lading, and take a deeper look at the systems that Bloc is developing to change the way in which the maritime industry deals with various issues, such as carriage of dangerous goods, crew welfare, resolving issues concerning ownership and quality of bunkers, and finally that all-important issue of helping the industry cope and address the demands of environmental social governance.If you have any questions regarding this podcast you can contact either Julian or Deanna via their contact details below:Julian Clark, Ince Global Senior Partner: JulianClark@incegd.comDeanna MacDonald, Founder & CEO of Bloc:
Guest Starring: Jack Duffy, Queen Square ChambersHost: Mili Sandifer-Smith, InceTopics: Capacity; Non-Molestation Orders; Domestic Violence Protection Notices; Domestic Violence Protection Orders Welcome to our first episode of Family Matters. In this first episode of our series, we explore what working in the legal profession has been like during the Covid-19 pandemic. This series is suitable for those with little to no knowledge of family law, as well as those who have made a career within this niche area of English & Welsh law. We touch on the pros and cons of remote hearings and issues of capacity within legal proceedings, with which Jack has first-hand experience in his role as a Barrister. Our main area of discussion is the concept of a Non-Molestation Order; who can have them, what do they mean, and the effect of this on legal proceedings. This leads us to the recently introduced concept of Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Domestic Violence Protection Orders; and how these work in practice. Useful LinksUK Government - Citizens Advice - Non-Molestation Orders - 
The case of Armada Ship Management(s) Pte Ltd v. Schiste Oil and Gas Nigeria Ltd (Armada Tuah 101) [2021] EWHC 1094 (Comm), highlights the importance of revising standard form terms carefully to avoid any subsequent confusion as to what was actually agreed. Upon the claimant making an application under s.32 Arbitration Act 1996 (“AA 1996”) for a declaration that a sole arbitrator had been validly appointed, the Court held that such applications are inappropriate where the defendant fails to participate in the arbitration. Natalie Jensen, Managing Associate, discusses why the Court would not grant the declaration sought. Please read the original article here:
This podcast by Chris Kidd, Joint Head of Energy & Infrastructure, and Tarek Taha, Associate, addresses the recent case of Apache UK Investment Limited v. Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited [2021] EWHC 1283 (Comm), where the High Court considered liability for decommissioning costs, in the context of a Sale and Purchase Agreement.The content of the podcast was first published as an article, which you may access by clicking here.
This UK Volunteers’ Week, we are pleased to launch the first in a new series of Ince Impact podcasts about CSR at Ince. In this first podcast, Ince CSR committee members Donal Keaney, Francesca Jus-Burke, Alex Davidson and Rachel Bennion, provide an overview of CSR at Ince and give an insight into the types of projects that our volunteers have been involved with over the past few months. Thank you to the CSR Committee, Ince’s volunteers and Ince’s charity partners for making all this possible. Stay tuned for the next podcast in two months’ time.
In the context of a post-pandemic and post-Brexit world, Lola Akinloye, Associate in the London Real Estate team and Africa Practice Group, discusses the key considerations for Africans and other overseas persons contemplating moves to and investment into the UK property market.
Roger Harding, our Tax Director, runs through some key tax issues to consider when coming to live in the UK, in order to effectively plan for becoming UK tax resident.
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