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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a new consumer protection duty of care for financial services firms.  Walker Morris Banking and Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain.

GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 06/08/96

Basil Pearson Mellon, 70, admitted 1951, practised in partnership as Basil P Mellon & Co, Gateshead and Newcastle, struck off and ordered to pay £4,949 costs. Allegations substantiated he used client funds for his own purposes and had been jailed for offences of dishonesty. Tribunal told investigation accountant’s report revealed cash shortage on Mellon’s client […]

In brief: Jonathan Bond

In last week’s story “Firms retain trainees as market picks up”, Allen & Overy graduate recruitment manager Jonathan Bond should have been quoted as saying demand for qualifying solicitors was highest in the corporate, banking and international capital markets areas, not the corporate, property and international capital sectors as printed.

Fertility clinics could face legal action over embryos

Hundreds of embryos could be destroyed illegally if the case of one human embryo, the destruction of which has been temporarily restrained, results in a victory, warns the Allied Lawyers Response Team (ALeRT), the personal injury lawyers’ network. ALeRT’s head Graham Ross has urged fertility clinics to suspend the destruction programme of all embryos until […]

In brief: Solicitor General lunches in Liverpool

The Solicitor General was among recent visitors to Alsop Wilkinson’s Liverpool office. Sir Derek Spencer (fourth right) attended an informal lunch with the firm’s managing partner, Michael Pinfold (fifth right), senior partners and leading members of Merseyside’s business community last week. “We welcomed the opportunity to introduce the Solicitor General to some well-known members of […]

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