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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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Litigation Recent Decisions 21/02/95

Right of public to use shopping malls CIN Properties v Rawlins (1995) (CA 1/2/95) (Balcombe LJ, Roch LJ, Saville LJ) Summary: Right of lessee of a shopping mall to revoke licences to members of the public to enter. Appeal by lessees of the Swansgate Shopping Centre, Wellingborough and cross-appeal by young residents of Wellingborough against […]

Flotation

Worth Investment Trust, now Caledonia Media Communications, was advised by The Brough Skerrett Law Partnership in connection with the reverse takeover of Devanha Group, advised by Peterkins.

Nabarros appoints McKenna as head of northern office

NABARRO NATHANSON property specialist Susan McKenna is to head the firm’s northern practice. McKenna, who is already head of property for the firm’s northern offices, will be playing a major part in the expansion of its Sheffield operation. The firm is set to take up 40,000 square feet of office space in Sheffield’s Victoria Quays […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Declan Moylan

Declan Moylan is partner in charge of marketing at Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran. He was born in Galway, Ireland, in 1950 and now lives in Dublin. What was your first job? Guide for tourist fishermen on Lough Conn, County Mayo. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? u40 a week from […]

Brochure promotes UK as tax haven

A BROCHURE inviting rich overseas businessmen on an action-packed trip to the UK to explore its attributes as a tax haven has been drawn up by a small immigration and tax firm. The ‘travel brochure’ produced by Elias Freeman invites wealthy foreigners on a visit which mixes tax and immigration advice with trips to the […]

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