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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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National Law Week is a chance to put the record straight on the role of lawyers, says Law Society President Charles Elly. Addressing the Birmingham Law Society’s president’s dinner, he said: “This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Law Society’s Charter. It is time to reflect on the service of generations of solicitors and […]

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Winton Woods wants to run a “boot camp” in Tucson, Arizona, to teach judges and lawyers how to become part of the courtroom of the future. “I want to bring those guys in and say ‘Hey, you can do this’. We’ll give them the confidence that they are not going to be embarrassed.” Woods, a […]

LEI back on agenda

Is legal expenses insurance (LEI) about to be rediscovered? Some like the Lord Chancellor have never forgotten their hopes for the cover. First, LEI is not dead as our front page item about the new private insurance scheme for conditional fees shows. But the market is largely a hotchpotch of specialist add-ons and block schemes, […]

The expense and disbursement of VAT

When solicitors prepare fee notes for clients, the VAT treatment of expenses they have incurred is not, in all probability, a matter high on the priority list. Yet failure to appreciate the difference between expenses and disbursements may result in clients receiving higher bills than necessary. Moreover, if those clients are private individuals, businesses or […]

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