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Amendments to the Hungarian Data Protection Act

By Dorottya Gindl The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted legislation with the aim of harmonising the national data protection rules with the rules of the GDPR, and supplementing the national rules in areas not regulated by the GDPR. The Parliament adopted Act XXXVIII of 2018 (“Amendment“) in an extraordinary session and the new regulations entered […]

Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief: What do you need to know?

By Mark Braude A significant and welcome change to the Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) rules was announced in the Finance Bill 2019 last month. It is aimed at shareholders who would otherwise lose their entitlement to ER as a result of being diluted below the 5% required shareholding…

FCA publishes evaluation of Guaranteed Asset Protection intervention

By Alanna Tregear The Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA) said, as part of its 2018/2019 Business Plan, it wished to investigate the effectiveness and impact of its interventions into certain markets and industries. The FCA intends to conduct three pilot evaluations, the first being an evaluation of the FCA’s September 2015 intervention into GAP insurance. […]

Asset management and investment funds update

On 30 July 2018, ESMA published its final report following its peer review of the compliance and supervisory framework of six national competent authorities (NCAs) with aspects of the UCITS framework for Efficient Portfolio Management (EPM). The review covered the NCAs for Ireland, the UK, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Estonia and was limited to assessment […]

Employers: Capability procedures explained

By Michael Briggs This month, in our Breaking Down the Handbook series, we look at capability policies and why they are a useful tool for employers to have when it comes to dealing with poor performance…

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Move to the provinces pays dividends for ex-Temple set

A HOME counties chambers which has just opened a new set in St Albans says it has not looked back since leaving the Temple 11 years ago. When Tindal Chambers moved out of King’s Bench Walk to set up shop in Chelmsford it had eight tenants. Now the general common law set boasts 35 barristers […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: John Gower-Jones

John Gower-Jones is a partner in the property department of Davies Wallis Foyster’s Manchester office. Born in Rochdale in 1946, he now lives in Mobberley, Cheshire. What was your first job? Deck chair attendant, Blackpool. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £400 a year as an articled clerk. What would you have […]

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In an attempt to sort out a spot of confusion, Michael Skrein, head of litigation at Richards Butler, took daughter Philippa to work last week. “My children were concerned to hear I was acting for Sylvester Stallone,” said Skrein. “They didn’t think I had the body for it.” The move was part of the national […]

Financings

Hammond Suddards advised sports goods manufacturer Umbro UK in connection with its recent kit and products sponsorship agreements with Manchester United football club. The “substantial” sponsorship will run until 2002. Manchester United was advised by James Chapman & Co.

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