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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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Equitrac spreads its net wider

Alison Laferia reports Equitrac has announced two additions to its existing network system designed to monitor use of office equipment. Equitrac Professional Internet Client (Epic) is a Web browser designed to control Internet access and track on-line research and email use. It is targeted at a market using the Internet for business communication. The browser […]

Pressing case for reform

Aspects of the criminal justice system, such as the use of public interest immunity certificates and the latitude of judges in sentencing repeat offenders, have been much in the news of late. Lord Justice Woolf’s spotlight on the civil justice system has led to calls for a similar examination of the criminal justice system. Many […]

Magic of a spell abroad

There have been a number of recent pointers to the strength of the legal market in Ireland. In January 1996, Arthur Cox became the first firm from outside Northern Ireland to establish a practice in Belfast. Its decision was apparently made some time before the ceasefire. And, at the end of 1995, another of Dublin’s […]

Hextalls considers appealing against Silverstone damages

City firm Hextall, Erskine & Co is considering whether to appeal against an order that it pay £3.5 million in damages for negligent advice it gave to Silverstone Circuits, the company which owns the famous Silverstone motor racing track. The case revolved around the purchase by Silverstone of a half share in car retail business […]

In terms of growth, if not number of fee earners, Dublin firms Dillon Eustace and Matheson Ormsby Prentice head the Republic of Ireland Top 25 table

In terms of growth, if not number of fee earners, Dublin firms Dillon Eustace and Matheson Ormsby Prentice head the Republic of Ireland Top 25 table. Dillon Eustace has added 12 fee earners, including two partners and four assistants. And MOP, which is headed by Heinz supremo Tony O’Reilly, has gone up 11 fee earners, […]

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