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By Ueli Sommer, Philippe Nordmann and Simone Wetzstein This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting business immigration, including information on the jurisdiction’s sources of immigration law; relevant government entities; requirements for unsponsored and sponsored immigration; requirements for sponsors; civil and criminal penalties for sponsors; common issues and concerns; dependants; settlement and citizenship; recent trends and proposals […]

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By Howard Leithead Court of Appeal clarifies that, where Japanese knotweed is encroaching on their land, landowners do not have to wait until physical damage to their properties occurs before bringing an actionable claim in private nuisance. The judgment brings clarity to the law of private nuisance; the implications extend far beyond Japanese knotweed to […]

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Theodore Goddard is taking the unprecedented step of appointing a non-lawyer to its head of banking as the department undergoes an internal reorganisation.Nigel West, who joined the firm in 1996 as director of structured finance, heads the banking department which has absorbed Theo-dore Goddard’s PFI, asset finance and structured finance units.The banking and finance department […]

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Would-be QCs must come up with the funds for the silk selection process themselves in future, the Government has decided.As the Access to Justice Bill proceeded through its second reading, Minister of State at the Lord Chancellor’s Department Geoff Hoon told the Commons that the taxpayer should no longer have to bear the estimated £120,000 […]

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Alan Rashid of Cardiff. Having been found not guilty to the charge of threatening to kill, Rashid was promptly sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by Judge Michael Gibbon. It seems that a frog in the throat of the juror swallowed the vital word “not” as he was delivering the not guilty verdict, leaving the court […]

Eversheds' Moscow office poaches McDermotts team

Eversheds has poached nearly the entire team of McDermott Will & Emery’s Moscow practice, The Lawyer can reveal.Eversheds initially lured McDermotts’ Moscow managing partner Britt Shaw at the end of 1998. The firm had had a working relationship with Shaw before its merger with Frere Cholmeley Bischoff.The other founding partner of McDermotts’ Moscow practice Dan […]

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