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GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

An easement or a lease – the court decides

By Deborah Gordon Brown and Michael Callaghan The High Court has decided that a document purporting to grant a lease of a right of way in fact created an easement. Background An easement is a right over one property that benefits another property, such as a right of way or a right to use a […]

Efficient arbitration – Part 1: Metrics

This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. The series explores various tools that serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources. But before exploring those tools we need to determine what efficient arbitration actually means…

Serbia adopts law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners Central Registry

The Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners Central Registry entered into force in Serbia on 8 June 2018. This law was adopted in order to harmonise domestic legislation with international standards and to improve the existing system of detecting and preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The law introduces a single, public, electronic database […]

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B&B reveals 13-strong legal panel

Bradford & Bingley Estate Agents has announced its first panel of 13 law firms to take on bulk conveyancing work. Shoosmiths & Harrison, Hammond Suddards, Addleshaw Booth & Co, Denton Hall and Eversheds are among firms selected. Others on the panel are: Walker Morris and Blacks in Leeds, Bretherton Price Elgoods in Cheltenham, EDC Lord […]

ICL gains Simmons partner

Simmons & Simmons’ long-standing corporate partner Richard Allnutt is leaving to join global IT services supplier ICL where he will head the legal department. Allnutt – a heavyweight in Simmons’ corporate department where he has been a partner for 12 years – is due to join ICL’s legal department of 20 lawyers as group counsel […]

Putting a bet on CFAs

Last week, Linklaters’ head of advocacy, Mark Humphries, bought a racehorse and called it “No Win, No Fee”. His purchase coincides with his firm’s announcement that it will be the first magic circle law firm to advise clients to enter into conditional fee agreements (CFAs) as policy in certain cases. Linklaters is hedging its bets […]

Clifford Chance to up retirement age

Clifford Chance has increased its mandatory retirement age due to its merger with Rogers & Wells. The Lawyer understands that following the merger of the two firms in January, Clifford Chance partners will retire at 65, rather than 60 as they do now. The same retirement age will apply to Rogers & Wells partners, who […]

Law Society launches benchmarking service

The Law Society is launching an internet service which will allow firms to compare their financial performance with their competitors. Members of the society’s law management section will be able to use the new benchmarking service to measure their profitability against other firms of similar size and area of work, although all the information will […]

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