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FCA opens notifications for temporary permissions regime in case of no-deal Brexit

By François Pfister, Anne-Gaëlle Delabye In order to ensure that investment funds that are currently marketed in the United Kingdom under the European Economic Area (EEA) passporting regime continue to be able to do so in the event of there being no implementation period based on the withdrawal agreement after 29 March (no-deal Brexit), the […]

Changes in the procedure for admission of foreign medical devices and medicines to public procurement in Russia

On 1 January 2019, amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 102 of 05.02.2015 that provides for restrictions and conditions for the admission of certain types of medical devices originating from foreign countries for the purpose of procurement for state and municipal needs (“Resolution No. 102”). And the Resolution of […]

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Lawyers will pay the price

Lawyers see the introduction of conditional fee agreements as a government cost-cutting exercise that could damage the honour and integrity of their profession, says Orla Cole. Orla Cole is an assistant in the litigation department at O’Reilly Stewart. Conditional fee agreements (CFAs) have not been introduced to date in Northern Ireland but there can be […]

Is NI on track for fast track?

Craig Dunford compares and contrasts how closely Northern Irish reforms will follow the Woolf report for England and Wales. Craig Dunford is a solicitor at John McKee & Son. As civil justice in England and Wales contemplates a future shaped by the Woolf Report, practitioners here in Northern Ireland are now wondering what the Lord […]

Thai Trading case may go to House of Lords

A PETITION for leave to appeal in the Thai Trading v Taylor case has been lodged at the House of Lords – challenging the Court of Appeal’s decision that contingency fee cases are no longer contrary to public policy. In the Appeal Court in February, Lord Justice Millett held that it is lawful for solicitors […]

Who is Buggins now?

If anything were meant to cause Michael Napier to crawl out of the woodwork it was Robert Sayer’s letter to him and David McIntosh last week. It does not seem long ago that Mr Sayer and Mr Mears were on the outside, decrying the right of Buggins to succeed the Law Society presidency. Now notwithstanding […]

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