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CBI confirms details for taxonomy regulation and SFDR level 2 fast track processes

On 15 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) issued a Notice formally confirming its intention to establish a fast-track filing process and also clarified the filing requirements for pre-contractual documentation updates in relation to the Taxonomy Regulation (“TR”) and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level 2 measures (“SFDR L2”). The TR requirements will […]

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Pannick and Mishcon land historic win in Supreme Court Brexit ruling

Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court, with Mishcon de Reya and Blackstone Chambers completing a dramatic comeback of epic political proportions. Acting for legal campaigner Gina Miller against the Prime Minister, Mishcon’s judicial review application was initially rejected in the High Court, although this decision […]

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Data dive: Blackstone’s historic record at the Supreme Court

Regardless of this morning’s outcome, it was Blackstone Chambers that was the real winner in this curious case of Parliament prorogation, with a huge cast of barristers instructed on both sides of the table. Two years on from their initial Brexit battle, Blackstone’s Lord Pannick QC and James Eadie QC were facing off once again, […]

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Blackstone, Brick Court and 11KBW silks among seven QCs appointed High Court judges

The High Court today announced the appointment of seven justices, including barristers from Blackstone Chambers and Brick Court. The appointments are due to take effect from September, with a further 10 appointments due to be announced later this year. The silks will fill vacancies in the High Court following promotions to the Court of Appeal […]

Elaine Motion, Balfour + Manson

Elaine Motion is the first female chair of Scottish firm Balfour + Manson, and a well-known name in Scotland for her public law and clinical negligence expertise. However, what put her in the spotlight in 2018 was the year-long legal battle she fought seeking clarity over an important point of public law which could potentially […]

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