A U.K. departure from the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal or transition period is now "very real" in the absence of any new British proposals that would get ratified in Parliament, the European Commission president warned Wednesday.
A serial "phoenix" fraudster who spent 15 years on the run was jailed for over nine years following an enforcement hearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court in northern England on Wednesday, the Serious Fraud Office said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament is a political issue that cannot be decided by the courts, a lawyer for Britain’s premier said Wednesday, telling the U.K. Supreme Court it would be “constitutionally inappropriate” to intervene.
Lloyds Bank PLC is seeking a quick win in London court on litigation it filed seeking permission to add a sentence to an employee pension plan agreement that it says was inadvertently left out and could ultimately cost the bank more than £25 million.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the U.K.'s elections watchdog hadn't misinterpreted the law when it allowed the Vote Leave campaign to make donations to a smaller group before the 2016 Brexit referendum, clarifying the U.K.'s rules on political campaign expenses.
The European Commission on Tuesday cleared a $21.5 billion merger between online U.S. payment providers Global Payments and Total System Services, saying the deal will not raise antitrust issues in the European market.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shut down Parliament as a “preemptive strike” intended to “silence” lawmakers trying to block his Brexit plans, a campaigner told the U.K. Supreme Court Tuesday at the start of one of the most important constitutional cases in the country’s history.
Swedbank said Tuesday it has agreed to waive attorney-client privilege to allow Swedish prosecutors to interview the outside counsel who investigated allegations of money laundering at the bank.
Eleven of the most senior judges in Britain will be asked to decide Tuesday whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to shut Parliament in the run-up to Brexit was lawful, in a case that goes to the heart of the country’s unwritten constitution.