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Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

Portugal: Fund management 2018

By Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Carlos Filipe Couto How is fund management regulated in your jurisdiction? Which authorities have primary responsibility for regulating funds, fund managers and those marketing funds?

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Law Society under fire over plans for training revolution

The Law Society was last week accused of ambushing the legal profession with radical proposals to overhaul legal education. The Training Framework Review (TFR) – established four years ago to bring flexibility to the qualification process – wants to abolish the requirement for a law degree or vocational training, such as the LPC, to qualify […]

Maitland Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £21m Heads of chambers: Michael Lyndon-Stanford QC and Charles Aldous QC. Total tenants (silks): 43 (10) Door tenants: Six Chambers contributions: 18 per cent Revenue per barrister: £488,000 Top cases last year: National Westminster Bank v Spectrum Plus Ltd (in creditors voluntary liquidation); Roland Brandwood & Ors v Bakewell Management Ltd; Nicholas van Hoogstraten; […]

De Brauw undergoes sweeping shake-up of management team

Leading Dutch firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has restructured its management function to bring it in line with common practice in the UK and US. A new position of chief operating officer (COO) has been created, which will be filled by corporate litigation partner Barbara van Duren-Kloppert. The review has also seen the election of […]

Beachcroft Wansbroughs – UK 100

Turnover: £81.8m Profit per equity partner: £240,000 Equity spread: £150,000-£300,000 Net profit: £16.8m Profit margin: 21 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £80,000 Revenue per lawyer: £130,000 Revenue per partner: £615,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,169,000 Cost per lawyer: £103,000 Profit per lawyer: £27,000 No of partners: 133 No of equity partners: 70 No of female […]

Robert Muckle corporate partner joins Eversheds

Muckle corporate partner joins Eversheds” />Eversheds has lured corporate partner Alan Fletcher (left) from Newcastle’s Robert Muckle. Fletcher is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law and qualified as a chartered accountant prior to his time as a lawyer, training with Arthur Andersen in Scotland and then working for Ernst & Young in Newcastle. Fletcher is […]

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