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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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It’s panel review season for the nation’s housebuilders, it seems. First up is Taylor Wimpey, which slashed its roster of external firms from 13 to six in a recent revamp. DAC Beachcroft, Eversheds, Gateley, Osborne Clarke, SNR Denton and Wragge & Co have all won spots on the slimmed-down panel, which will be in place […]

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Barclays compliance chief quits following period out due to exhaustion

Barclays’ head of compliance and regulatory relations Hector Sants, who last month took a temporary leave of absence due to stress and exhaustion, has resigned from the post.   Sants, who headed the FSA during the financial crisis, took up the newly-created role in January this year as Barclays looked to overhaul ties with regulators.  The […]

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Remuneration deliberations

Merit based salary or top dollar – what is the best method for remunerating those starting out in law? If you want to feel old, dig into your memories box and take a look at your first pay slip as a qualified solicitor. Now look at the current going rate for an NQ. Subtract the […]

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Work Life Quiz: Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC, 2 Hare Court

What was your first-ever job? I had two at the same time: working in an off-licence and working in the haberdashery department of Selfridges. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Arriving at court to represent someone who, when I appeared, asked where his barrister was, as “girls don’t do this”. Where’s the best […]

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