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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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Andersens lawyer opts for Addleshaw Booth

The fourth partner to quit Andersen Legal’s Sydney practice in as many weeks is returning to the UK to join Addleshaw Booth & Co’s fledgling London office. UK M&A lawyer Tim Bee, who has been with Andersens for two years, will join the 88-partner firm in November. Earlier this month it emerged that three partners […]

Couderts poaches top PwC partner

Coudert Brothers’ London office has lured PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) top European competition partner to launch its London competition practice. Alastair Gorrie is director of PwC’s European law department and head of its European commercial and competition law network. He joins Couderts from his base at Bogaert & Vandemeulebroeke, the big five accountants’ Brussels law firm. Gorrie […]

Litigation Personal Injury 25/10/99

Cases from LAWTEL’s PI Quantum Database. Contact Deborah Talbot on 0171 970 4823. Louise Brant v Royal Leicestershire Rutland & Wycliffe Society for the Blind (1999) Lincoln County Court (Mr Recorder Butler) 14 October 1999 Claimant: Female, married, 22 years old at date of accident; 27 years old at date of trial. Incident: The claimant […]

This week

It’s bonanza week for employment lawyers and their clients as Lord Irvine’s reforms to employment tribunals kick in. As of 29 October, the cap on compensation for unfair dismissal cases rises from £12,000 to £50,000.

MP calls for probe into 'racist' CPS

An MP is demanding an inquiry over alleged comments the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) made to a senior crown prosecutor, after she won a race discrimination case against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Maria Bamieh is awaiting the outcome of a second claim following continued frustration of her promotion efforts (The Lawyer, 14 June). […]

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