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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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Belfast firms merge to reap peace dividend

BELFAST litigation firm Harrison Leitch & Logan is merging with one of Ulster’s oldest practices, Galway McIlwaine & Seeds. The new firm, to be known as Harrison Leitch & Logan (incorporating Galway McIlwaine & Seeds), will combine corporate and private client departments with a strong litigation base. It will be based at Harrison Leitch’s current […]

In brief: Hindley press complaint upheld

The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint by Sittingbourne solicitor Andrew McCooey against the Sunday Mirror over an article about his client Myra Hindley last May entitled “Help Me! Myra SOS to hypno star Paul.” The PCC said the headline gave the impression that the convicted murderer had actually contacted the hypnotist when she […]

Firm welcomes CVs over superhighway

A legal recruitment agency has been the first to offer job-seekers a chance at an electronic application. ZMB Recruitment consultancy has a post-box on the electronic superhighway, the Internet. Applicants will be able to respond to job advertisements by sending their CV and letter to a mailbox address on the bottom of the advert. The […]

Firm takes action over sleaze story

PARTNERS at Kent-based Stantons were “absolutely horrified” to see their firm featured in in a story about a “sleazy solicitor running a sex agency and selling drugs”. The story in the News of the World alleged that a lawyer called Stephen Harvey worked for Stantons and was involved in prostitution and drugs. It carried a […]

Aclec to examine advocacy problems

PROBLEMS facing solicitors and barristers practising advocacy, including the obstacles presented by awkward judges, will be examined in a major three-phase research project. The research will be commissioned by the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (Aclec) with the aim of monitoring developments in the market for advocacy services following the extension […]

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