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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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So you think your firm has a good name in property? You may be right, but who have you been asking? A survey for Square Foot magazine asked 200 clients, from the largest property giants to smaller developers, about their attitudes towards the purchase of property legal services. The results hold little comfort for those […]

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Is the very model of the modern City law firm about to come under threat? This time the opposition comes not from globalisation, nor the Big Five accountants, nor US firms, but from a new kind of organisation – the “virtual law firm”. This week we reveal how Anthony Rose, former company commercial head at […]

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The new pan-industry anti-fraud body chaired by Clifford Chance partner George Staple is to call for the introduction of anti-fraud training for solicitors and other professionals. One of the first moves of the Fraud Advisory Panel – set up by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) in February – was to appoint Detective Inspector Tom […]

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Observers prepared to watch a battle for supremacy when Nabarros set up in Sheffield. But the firm refused to play. When Nabarro Nathanson rode into town four years ago, Sheffield’s big guns prepared for a legal showdown. “When Nabarros arrived we had to reposition ourselves,” admits Dibb Lupton Alsop regional managing partner Paul Firth. The […]

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