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What the Financial Collateral Act in Serbia brings to the table

The Serbian Parliament adopted the Financial Collateral Act (“FCA“) on 8 June 2018 (published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 44/2018). The FCA bill was proposed by the Serbian Central Bank (National Bank of Serbia, “NBS“) on 22 May 2018 and the FCA will apply as of 1 January 2019. Financial contracts which have not been enforced by […]

Location, location, location: the dangers of tracking whereabouts on social media

Snapchat’s map feature has been called “creepy” and “dangerous” by the media since its inception last year. The feature enables users to track their friends’ locations at any time, across the globe. This adds to a myriad of settings on the app which allow users to share their location with others. The very act of […]

‘Valued Landscape’ – not a ‘restrictive policy’

On 9th June the High Court settled this long-running conundrum by sealing a consent order in which the Secretary of State agreed that paragraph 109 of the Framework is not a restrictive policy for the purposes of footnote 9.  This Note explains why…

Netherlands: Working permit no longer required for Croatian nationals

On 8 June the Minister of Social Affairs announced that the Dutch government has decided to not extend the transitional scheme, which is currently in place and requires Croatian nationals to obtain a work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning)  to work in the Netherlands…

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Equal opportunities in interviewing techniques

Nick Hilborne reports BARRISTERS responsible for selecting pupils are to receive special training in interview techniques to help fulfil the Bar Council’s commitment to equal opportunities. The Bar is responding to calls for training in “objective selection techniques” after publication of its equality code for chambers two years ago. It has hired training consultancy CEPEC […]

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Molyneux Estates, advised by Mischon de Reya, has acquired for u14.45m Epworth House Investments and two investment properties in central London from related parties, all advised by Julian Holy. Molyneux Estates was also advised by Julian Holy on its recent upgrade to the Stock Exchange’s Official List.

Who's who in the review

Lord Mackay, the Lord Chancellor, has appointed Lord Woolf to conduct a radical review of the rules and procedures which govern the civil courts. It aims to make access to law cheaper and the system and terminology simpler. Lord Woolf, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, will be assisted by a commission of six: Master Robert […]

Wandsworth makes second tender stab

Nicole Maley reports WANDSWORTH Borough Council has called for expressions of interest on its controversial litigation tender. The five-year contract, the subject of a critical report prepared by the council’s in-house legal team earlier this year, includes routine and non-routine litigation work in departments throughout the authority. The council is expected to issue invitations to […]

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Hanson Transport was advised by Eversheds Hepworth & Chadwick in connection with an agreement for transportation of non-petro-chemical products with ICI, advised by its in-house legal team.

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