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Walkers’ Bermuda Top 10 FinTech AML Tips

Their FinTech and regulatory specialists share the 10 most important tips for businesses in the digital assets space to consider when complying with anti-money laundering laws in Bermuda.

Ground rent reform: fixing one problem and creating another?

The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.

RIP RPI

Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.

ESG and the private investor

This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.

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In brief: Sports lawyer wins damages action

Sports lawyer Nick Trainer has been given “substantial” damages by The Sun for a story which suggested he had embarrassed England soccer coach Terry Venables. The article centred on the application by Trainer, Venables’ solicitor and a partner with John Bowden, Trainer & Co, to become an agent for soccer players. David Price, who acted […]

Family lawyers rally to Mackay's defence

FAMILY lawyers have come out in support of the Lord Chancellor as he faces mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers to drop his radical plans for divorce reform. The Solicitors Family Law Association has criticised the press and MPs leading the attack on Lord Mackay, saying claims that no-fault divorce would devalue the institution of marriage […]

Grosskurth switches to LAB

A LEADING legal pressure group has lost one of its key staff members to the Legal Aid Board. In an unusual move Anne Grosskurth, policy officer at the Legal Action Group, joins the Legal Aid Board’s policy department. She will be working at a senior grade as policy adviser for the board under policy director […]

Slaughters tracks down charity's £6m

FIVE solicitors from Slaughter and May spearheaded an international investigation which traced nearly £6 million allegedly defrauded from the Salvation Army. Partner Richard Clark headed the London-based team which tracked the funds through 13 countries and also recovered £3 million in interest and costs. The operation involved 43 law firms worldwide, and in England 20 […]

Edge in insolvency arrangement

THE MAN behind the massive grass roots campaign to put a stop to cut-price conveyancing fees is the subject of an Individual Voluntary Arrangement. John Edge entered into the IVA with his creditors earlier this year. But the campaigning solicitor from Bournemouth, who shot to national prominence in the summer at the head of a […]

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