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By Anže Skodlar Crypto assets and among them cryptocurrencies, which this article focuses on, have proven themselves as an eminent opportunity in many aspects of the new digital economy, giving birth to new innovative enterprises and enabling exchange of value in a decentralized manner. This is also evident in Slovenia, being a well-known hub of successful […]

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By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]

Russia signs application of special economic measures due to unfriendly actions of Ukraine

By Yana Dianova On 22 October 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 592 “On the application of special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”, according to which the federal government bodies, local authorities, organizations and individuals under […]

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LAB loses some of its bite

A county court breach of contract dispute looks set to have major ramifications for legal aid. Solicitors involved in the case say that it lays down important guidelines on when the legal aid charge bites on recovered cash. It has, they say, revealed that certain funds which previously have been subject to the charge should […]

LAB defends counsels' advice

THE LEGAL Aid Board (LAB) has defended barristers against an attack on the quality of counsels’ opinions in legal aid cases by Gary Streeter, the parliamentary secretary at the Lord Chancellor’s department. Last week, Streeter called for a crackdown on counsels’ opinions after accusing barristers of issuing over-optimistic opinions, which he claimed were leading to […]

Lords to rule on council duties

Local authority lawyers are anxiously awaiting a House of Lords decision that will decide how far cash-strapped councils need to go in providing social services to the community. Gloucestershire County Council has appealed an earlier decision that it had breached The Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 by withdrawing cleaning services to a disabled […]

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