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Spanish soccer league app accused of spying to crack down on football piracy

By Alex Towers and Leo Moore The Spanish Data Protection watchdog (AEPD) has begun a preliminary probe into the official app for Spanish football league, La Liga, which allows them access to the microphones and GPS of users’ smartphones with the aim of potentially identifying showings of football games in the vicinity of the user […]

EU workers: ‘simple’ process to stay in UK post-Brexit

By Helen Burgess With 3.8 million EU citizens in the UK, according to ONS figures, employers have rightly been concerned about maintaining a stable workforce in the lead up to and post-Brexit. Good news is however afoot. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that EU citizens will have to answer three ‘simple’ questions online (or […]

PLMJ – Moazambique: Regulations on advertising of financial products and services

By Télio Murrure and Nacita Chirindza The Central Bank has approved the Regulations on Advertising of Financial Products and Services (Regulamento sobre a Publicidade de Produtos e Serviços Financeiros – “RPPSF”), which is an integral part of Notice no. 3/GBM/2018 of 18 April. This is the first instrument addressing this matter in the Mozambican legal system. […]

Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

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Law Society debates future of SCB

PLANS to abolish the Solicitors Complaints Bureau (SCB) have been thrown out by the Law Society’s adjudication and appeals committee. Instead, a four-part package of reforms has been put forward to make the SCB more independent and effective. The proposals form part of the fundamental Quo Vadis review – a thorough look at solicitors’ complaints-handling. […]

Media firms form double act

A SPECIALIST defamation firm which counts Private Eye among its clients is merging with well-known media practice Davenport Lyons. Four partners and five fee earners from Wright Webb Syrett’s litigation department will make the short trip from Soho Square to the Davenport Lyons Old Burlington Street offices, also in the West End, on Monday next […]

Who has the disease?

As usual, Scotland has been used as an experimental station for Government schemes. Thus solicitor advocates are further advanced north of the border. So advanced that they now have their own nickname – “adsols”. Some adsols have not yet completed the necessary training. Those that have are known as “complete adsols” – especially at the […]

Sex harassers unfairly treated too

EMPLOYERS could face a rise in unfair dismissal claims from workplace sex pests if rules regarding the issue are not firmly established, employment lawyers warn. Lawyers claim harassers can also be unfairly treated and, to avoid paying out to them as well as their victims, “positive steps” need to be taken. Barnett Alexander Chart employment […]

Property lawyers move on to fresh pastures

FORMER Freshfields partner Ian Fisher has defected to West End firm Fladgate Fielder saying the move will allow him more scope to pursue his institutional property speciality. Fisher was a partner for 15 years in City-based Freshfields’ commercial property department, but says he feels domestic institutional work was being marginalised there. In a second commercial […]

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