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Putting on the sustainability goggles for our future

Could you spend five minutes today to think about what small step you could take to lead a more environmentally friendly life, and could you possibly influence others to also take that same action?

Real estate: Current trends – a contrarian view

Economically, we have looming challenges to the living sector, but we have almost 15 years’ market movement under our collective belt since the last great unpleasantness and perhaps things are different now. Ultimately, it is all about supply and demand (and hopefully a profit element in there somewhere), but let’s look at some of the elements that contribute to that in the housebuilder sector.

Revision of fiduciary regulatory legislation

The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (as amended) will be repealed and replaced with the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 with effect from 1 November 2021.

Ireland launches intellectual property and technology court and reforms IP disputes procedures

A new division of Ireland’s Commercial Court dedicated to intellectual property cases and disputes about complex technology has been established under a revised Order 63A of the Rules of the Superior Courts (revised Rules). The new Intellectual Property and Technology List, a sub-division of the Commercial Court list, came into operation on 22 October 2021.

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Slaughter and May

Slaughters sets out WFH rules for staff and new joiners

Slaughter and May has finalised its approach to flexible working for the long term, with the majority of its staff expected to be in the office 60 per cent of the time. The firm said that people in London and Brussels will be expected to work remotely 40 per cent of their hours, a similar […]

White & Case

White & Case vows to fix culture problems after external investigation

White & Case instructed an external investigation led by a QC, The Lawyer understands, after rising tensions in its City office and is now set to launch a programme aimed at improving firm culture. Sources said the firm is to address internal tensions that have arisen in the past year as a result of an […]

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