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Must article 2 inquiries seek to identify those responsible for the death?

In February 1989 Patrick Finucane, an Irish Catholic lawyer, was eating dinner with his wife and children when gunmen forced their way into his home and shot him 14 times. Thirty years later this murder remains one of the most notorious events of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’. An inquest the following year examined only the […]

Assessing lender risk in fund finance markets (GLI Chapters)

Lawyers from Jersey and the Cayman Islands have contributed to Global Legal Insight’s 2019 guide to assessing lender risk in fund finance markets. A zero-risk product? Despite being a relatively long-standing lending product, until very recently there had been no public payment defaults by funds in the fund finance space, and consequently, no test cases […]

The future of conveyancing – A new digital age?

By Christina Gill In a world that is becoming increasingly digitalised, it is likely that within the next few years we will see huge technological shifts in the way conveyancing is conducted. This could mean the whole process of purchasing a home, including completion of all necessary documentation, moving online. But, what does this mean from […]

Regulator 2019 annual funding statement for DB schemes

By Jo Ratcliffe, Ruth Bamforth, Craig Looker On 5 March 2019 the Pensions Regulator (Regulator) published its annual defined benefit (DB) pension scheme funding statement.  The statement trails the Regulator’s approach to scheme funding which is expected to be set out in the new draft funding code due in 2019. This Insight looks at the Regulator’s 2019 statement and […]

Defence & Security procurement 2019

By Ana Marta Castro Legal framework 1. What statutes or regulations govern procurement of defence and security articles? The basic procurement rules for defence and security contracts are set forth by the Public Procurement Law in the Fields of Defence and Security (PPDS), approved by Decree-Law 104/2011 of 6 October 2011, which implemented the EU […]

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Linklaters makes up largest number of partners since pre-recession days

Linklaters has announced its partner promotions for 2019, with 11 lawyers elevated in London. Overall, 33 lawyers have been made partner worldwide, the highest number since before the recession. The magic circle firm promoted 38 lawyers in 2007. The associates made up in London are corporate lawyers Derek Tong, Tom Thorne and Charles Turner; John […]

Simmons victorious in conspiracy claim against business duo

Fieldfisher has lost a High Court lawsuit for its client KeyMed, which brought a £15m claim against former director Michael Woodford for an unlawful means conspiracy, negligence and breach of duty. KeyMed, a UK subsidiary of Olympus, alleged that Woodford and an ex-colleague Paul Hillman had breached their duties as directors and conspired to maximise […]

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