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What the Financial Collateral Act in Serbia brings to the table

The Serbian Parliament adopted the Financial Collateral Act (“FCA“) on 8 June 2018 (published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 44/2018). The FCA bill was proposed by the Serbian Central Bank (National Bank of Serbia, “NBS“) on 22 May 2018 and the FCA will apply as of 1 January 2019. Financial contracts which have not been enforced by […]

Location, location, location: the dangers of tracking whereabouts on social media

Snapchat’s map feature has been called “creepy” and “dangerous” by the media since its inception last year. The feature enables users to track their friends’ locations at any time, across the globe. This adds to a myriad of settings on the app which allow users to share their location with others. The very act of […]

‘Valued Landscape’ – not a ‘restrictive policy’

On 9th June the High Court settled this long-running conundrum by sealing a consent order in which the Secretary of State agreed that paragraph 109 of the Framework is not a restrictive policy for the purposes of footnote 9.  This Note explains why…

Netherlands: Working permit no longer required for Croatian nationals

On 8 June the Minister of Social Affairs announced that the Dutch government has decided to not extend the transitional scheme, which is currently in place and requires Croatian nationals to obtain a work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning)  to work in the Netherlands…

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European Informatics Market

A British IT group is to enquire into proposed European legislation which would affect payments between banks. Eurim (European Informatics Market) is canvassing around 1,000 companies for their views on the proposals – which will affect all money transfers. Among other issues, the proposals aim to identify originators of transactions.

Norwich firm appoints director

Leathes Prior of Norwich has appointed a partnership director for the first time. A former finance director with AT&T Istel, Philip Day left Booth & Co in Leeds, where he was director of finance and administration, to take up the post. Leathes Prior, Norwich’s third largest firm, says the appointment was made to help the […]

Firm opens limited law company

YORKSHIRE lawyer Philip Hamer has unveiled plans to open a new limited legal company in the burgeoning northern law centre of Sheffield. Hamer, managing partner of Hull-based practice Philip Hamer & Co, will head the company as managing director after its opening next month. A separate entity to the Hull firm, the company, Philip Hamer […]

Asim boosts membership intake

The Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim) has accepted three new full members and now boasts more than 50 firms. Batten & Co of Yeovil, Brachers of Maidstone, and Wilsons of Salisbury have all taken on investment managers and are capitalising on strong private client departments. Asim now has 20 full members with combined portfolios […]

Lawyers form group to fight changes feared in High Court debt moves

LAWYERS have united in a new body to fight expected Government moves to shift High Court smaller debt proceedings to the County Court. The High Court Users’ Association for Commercial Debt, will lobby the Lord Chancellor to retain the High Court facility for issuing proceedings for debts of up to u5,000. The association, whose members […]

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