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Slovenia – Cryptocurrency services to prevent money-laundering

By Anže Skodlar Crypto assets and among them cryptocurrencies, which this article focuses on, have proven themselves as an eminent opportunity in many aspects of the new digital economy, giving birth to new innovative enterprises and enabling exchange of value in a decentralized manner. This is also evident in Slovenia, being a well-known hub of successful […]

Establishment of innovation scientific and technological centres in Russia and other incentives for participants

By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]

Russia signs application of special economic measures due to unfriendly actions of Ukraine

By Yana Dianova On 22 October 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 592 “On the application of special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”, according to which the federal government bodies, local authorities, organizations and individuals under […]

Can your workplace deal with sexual harassment allegations?

By Paula Rome Although harassment is firmly front and centre in the media it would appear in a large number of workplaces there has been little practical impact. If we now have a newly empowered workforce who are willing to raise issues and employers are not dealing having to deal with issues then some employers […]

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A tale of two names

Rubinstein not Rubenstein! My grandfather, J.S. Rubinstein, first practised as a solicitor in Gray’s Inn in 1889: the firm became Rubinstein Leggatt & Co. I followed my uncle, Stanley Rubinstein, practising alongside his two brothers, Harold (my father) and Ronald, as senior partner of Rubinstein Nash & Co. Now I am retiring as a consultant […]

Bacfi article “nonsense”

A eulogy to barristers in the Bacfi Bulletin was slammed as “palpable nonsense” by a leading in-house solicitor. Jyoti Munsiff, chair of the Law Society’s commerce and industry group, said the article, which compared the qualities of solicitors and barristers, did not tell the whole story. It read: “If a company wants to employ a […]

Spawning libel actions

A sub-plot has developed as the provisional hearing date next month draws nearer in the libel action being taken by former Welsh police superintendent Gordon Anglesea against the Independent on Sunday, The Observer, Private Eye and HTV. Scallywag magazine has joined the fray and served a libel writ on defamation lawyer Barton Taylor of Russell […]

Lovell White Durrant backs wordsmiths

Lovell White Durrant is to sponsor the 1994 International Awards for Students, a writing competition for students. This year, entrants will have to write an essay based on the title: When does lobbying become an abuse of the parliamentary system? More students than ever are expected to take part. Lord Scarman has dubbed the question […]

Paul Llewellyn takes issue with poor reporting of cases

Paul Llewellyn Newspapers frequently do a disservice to the public in their reporting of the law. One field where this happens is that of personal injury litigation and in particular the so-called “RSI” (Repetitive Strain Injury) cases involving Judge Prosser QC. The judge may well have been justifiably criticised in awarding a modest sum of […]

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