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Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

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The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Two widows whose husbands died in a September 1994 helicopter crash at Koblenz in Germany are heading for a High Court confrontation with the Ministry of Defence. Anja Bielert-Beck and Gillian Beresford, whose husbands Corporal Andrew Beck and Sergeant Leslie Beresford died when the Lynx helicopter crashed, are claiming the crash was the result of […]

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The “new school” of junior counsel prepared to work as a team with the solicitors instructing them receive high praise from law firms around the country. The partner of one top London firm explains: “What you really want is to have good working partnership where you are not afraid to pick up the telephone and […]

In brief: Wright quits Dibbs for Linklaters & Paines

Former Dibb Lupton Alsop partner Richard Wright has left the firm to join Linklaters & Paines. Wright, who joined Linklaters on 23 October, will continue to concentrate on contentious insolvency and fraud and will take the title ‘of counsel’, a US term that recognises seniority. He will not be a partner.

Law Soc agrees to print supplement

Alison Laferla reports IT suppliers are claiming a victory after the Law Society gave in to pressure to publish a supplement to its IT directory that lists suppliers excluded from the original. The directory, Information Technology, published in August, claimed to provide guidance on how to choose an IT system and to contain information on […]

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