Legal guides, white papers and thought leadership from law firms and companies working in the legal sector
By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]
By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]
By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]
By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus  which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]
By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council  9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]
Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.
Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
Make your next move with The Lawyer Careers. Search and apply for thousands of vacancies, or receive email alerts for new roles when they go live. Whether you're looking at private practice, in-house legal or an exciting business support role, you'll find your future here.Search vacancies
The city’s smaller players are moving their way up the value chain
Time to check out the 2022 UK200
Revenue growth slowed down this financial year for almost half of the top 100
Financial resilience is vital if firms are to ride out a recession
Less is sometimes more when it comes to the ratio of associates to partners
The post-pandemic decline of after-work sport can be reversed by firms with an eye on culture and wellbeing
Another partner from Brown Rudnick’s restructuring team has joined Squire Patton Boggs, this time in Paris. Arnaud Moussatoff, who is based in the French capital, is moving to Squires after nearly four years as a partner at Brown Rudnick. Before that he was a counsel at DLA Piper. His move follows a five-person exodus from […]
Update from CBA (13:00pm): Kirsty Brimelow KC, chair of the CBA, has said: “The offer from government has resulted from constructive talks between the MOJ and the leadership of the CBA. “This offer represents substantial positive movement from government. As a result the offer will be put to a ballot.” After months of strike action, criminal […]
Vodafone Group has hired a new general counsel from another FTSE giant, as Rosemary Martin prepares to retire after more than decade at the telecommunications business. EasyJet’s legal chief Maaike de Bie has been appointed to the role of general counsel. De Bie is herself a FTSE in-house veteran, having been group general counsel for […]
Anthony Mason has just made history. The sign-writer has finished altering the slatted nameboard outside commercial chambers 5KBW, making a crucial change to its list of silks. The QC titles have been painted over, replaced with a new suffix: KC, for King’s Counsel. For Mason, who’s been in the business for over 30 years, it’s […]
This year’s UK200 report launches today at noon! Watch this teaser from director of insight Matt Byrne to get a peek at some of the key themes of the 2022 report. Check out The Lawyer‘s UK Legal Signal channel for more information. Matt Byrne Q&A from The Lawyer on Vimeo.
Following the departure of The Ince Group’s CEO, it has been revealed that a payment of £15,000 will be paid to him and the company’s former head of finance for loss of office. According to an announcement on the London Stock Exchange, former CEO Adrian Biles along with his father John Biles, will receive the […]
The Lawyer has updated security and added new features that can't run on this version of Internet Explorer in accordance with Microsoft's end of life notice for Internet Explorer 11.
Our digital products are fully compatible with all modern internet browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and more. You will need to access The Lawyer in one of these.
If this message continues to display, please check your system settings and change your default browser or contact your IT team.