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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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Jonathan Goodliffe on deciding the venue for cases in the EU

The Brussels and Lugano Conventions set out a code dealing with jurisdiction issues between the courts of member states of the European Union and EFTA. The general rule under these conventions is that a plaintiff must sue a defendant in the defendant’s home court. One of the exceptions to this rule is article 8(2), which […]

Solicitors vote for boost to pro bono

Leading lawyers have voted to set up a pro bono group to boost the amount of pro bono work being carried out by the profession. The decision was made at a meeting of lawyers organised by charity lawyer Andrew Phillips and backed by the Law Society and the charity Business in the Community. The make-up […]

Students converge on Graduate Law Fair

“WHAT is a set of chambers?” was one of a barrage of questions fired at exhibitors at the Graduate Law Fair by enthusiastic lawyers-to-be. More than 4,000 students interested in the law flocked to the fair, which was held at the Barbican and organised by The Lawyer. Some were so keen to get an edge […]

First Russian judges arrive for UK fact-finding missions

A group of top Russian judges has arrived in London for a two-week study tour of the UK judicial system. Headed by the chair of the Supreme Court of Russia, the group of 11 judges are on a fact-finding mission in preparation for a reform of the Russian judicial system. The tour is expected to […]

Not barred – just ineligible

I write in response to the report carried in The Lawyer (5 November) under the byline of Backstabber. While the report correctly states that the media was not permitted to attend the general meeting of the International Bar Association, which last month elected Dianna Kempe QC as secretary-general, in claiming that a “strict press exclusion […]

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