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UK trade remedies

Until the UK’s departure from the European Union and its customs union, United Kingdom trade remedy policy was determined at a European level by the European Commission, applying various European Union regulations. Following the end of the post-Brexit transition period, the United Kingdom now conducts its own independent trade remedy policy.

Court of Appeal upholds order regarding disclosure of custodians’ personal mobile phones and emails in competition claim

On 2 February 2021, the Court of Appeal upheld a disclosure order made by Roth J on 11 August 2020. Under the Order, various Defendants to competition proceedings brought by Phones 4u were ordered to write to senior current and former employees with a request that they grant access to their personal mobile phones and emails so that these can be searched for work-related communications that may fall within standard disclosure.

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What does the Budget 2021 mean for residential property?

As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.

How voice-based document production helps your firm win more business

Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

The advantages of Freeports examined following Budget 2021

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Budget 2021: The employment implications

Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.



Matrix secures victory over BBC in Samira Ahmed’s discrimination claim

Reed Smith has failed to secure a win for the BBC in the employment tribunal, as judges sided with news presenter Samira Ahmed in a discrimination claim against the corporation. Ahmed, instructing Thompsons Solicitors, argued that the BBC owed her almost £700,000 of backpay because of the difference in pay between her show Newswatch and […]


Dentons bucks merger approach in favour of organic Dublin growth

Dentons has hired two partners to launch its new Dublin office, as the firm becomes the latest global player to open in the Republic of Ireland. Eavan Saunders, previously at William Fry, will be joined at Dentons by Peter O’Brien, currently a senior finance and capital markets partner at Matheson, in the coming weeks. Prior […]

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