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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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New family protocol to speed up childcare cases

The Government promised to cut down delays in childcare cases with the launch of a new judicial protocol last week. According to the Department for Constitutional Affairs, the ‘Protocol for Judicial Case Management in Public Law Children Act Cases’ was “the centrepiece” of the Government’s programme to reduce unnecessary delays in Children Act cases that […]

Mace & Jones hires HR specialist

North West employment firm Mace & Jones has exp-anded its specialist HR consultancy with the hire of HR consultant Vince Housecroft. Housecroft is the former HR director at Dalkia, an employer of more than 2,800 staff and a client of the firm’s employment law group. He joins Gordon Capper and Alison Wood in the firm’s […]

Flexible trend

The Government’s ‘softly softly’ approach to introducing flexible working rights for employees seems to be a success. In the run-up to April 2003, the Government caused considerable concern and alarm among some areas of the business community by introducing a statutory right for certain employees to request flexible working. When this right was brought to […]

3 Verulam Buildings loses Birch to arbitration

3 Verulam Buildings barrister Elizabeth Birch has pulled out of court work to focus entirely on sitting as an arbitrator and mediator. One of the first to qualify as a mediator in 1995, she will continue to receive work through her old chambers. Her practice has focused largely on maritime law, information technology, insurance and […]

Nabarros favourite for Pubmaster sale

Nabarro Nathanson looks set to steer Pubmaster through a sale to a rival trade bidder, possibly Punch Taverns, as Pubmaster’s private equity owners look for an exit for their investment. Nabarros, Pubmaster’s main law firm on M&A work, has advised the tenanted pub chain since December 2000, when corporate partner Andrew Inkester acted for it […]

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