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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Speechly Bircham is to move to larger offices in Luxembourg in a bid to “pursue future growth plans” in the financial services centre, a move that follows the hire of Clifford Chance corporate counsel François Lerusse as a partner. Lerusse, who joins the firm with Clifford Chance senior associate Hélène Arvis, will become the third […]

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Work Life Quiz: David Marsden, Matthew Arnold & Baldwin

What was your first-ever job? Paperboy. By the time I was 16 I had worked my way up to managing all the other paperboys. I introduced a bonus system to encourage them not to make mistakes and within a week the ‘bonus’ had become a ‘right’. This taught me a valuable lesson in how to […]

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The right to remain oppressed

Human Rights Act aids state attacks on freedom and is effectively a tool of social control Justice secretary Chris Grayling and the home secretary recently sparked a debate about the value to British society of the Human Rights Act 1998. This initiative is timely, despite the outcry it has provoked in some quarters. This act […]

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Traditional training model is dead

So says Knights managing partner, who believes ABSs are being sidelined For aspiring lawyers a training contract has long been considered the holy grail, so those who have fought tooth and nail for a spot might not care to hear what Knights Solicitors’ managing partner David Beech has to say: the traditional training model, he […]

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Men still dominate law at the top level

No progress on gender diversity at partnership level in the City As the picture of 2013 partnership promotions begins to come into focus, the forecast for women remains bleak, reflecting the fact that the profession is failing to get to grips with issues surrounding gender diversity. The number of women being promoted to partner across […]

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