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Are you ready for the immigration shake-up?

With COVID-19 continuing to dominate the headlines, it is perhaps easy to forget that the UK’s Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020. This will bring about the biggest change to UK immigration laws in recent memory and will have a direct impact on how employers recruit overseas staff. EU Settlement […]

Client Advisory: US Government Ramps Up Actions to Combat Forced Labor

The US executive and legislative branches are ratcheting up pressure on companies to address forced labor in their supply chains. The US Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has in recent months announced a series of Withhold Release Orders (WROs) and a Finding following investigations into forced labor. Additionally, the US […]

The Cayman Islands administrative fines regime & investment funds

CIMA now has the ability to issue administrative fines for breaches committed by entities or individuals of prescribed provisions of laws, regulations and rules regulated by CIMA. On 26 June 2020, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s (“CIMA”) powers to impose administrative fines were extended by the enactment of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, […]

How to Apply for a Judicial Review and how to Appeal a Decision

A Judicial Review is the vehicle by which the decisions of public authorities of all descriptions (including the government) can be challenged to establish their legality and whether the principles of public law have been complied with. The current on-going crisis that has arisen due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a raft of […]


Tim Bratton

Why it can be okay for lawyers to just say no

Whenever we hire an outhouse lawyer into our in-house team, I watch for about 3 months whilst the new hire tries to accomplish everything on their to do list day after day, despite good natured warnings from me and the rest of the team that it is neither necessary nor possible to do.  Tim Bratton […]

China’s GLO signs deal with Germany’s Heuking and opens in Shenzhen

Beijing-headquartered Global Law Office (GLO) has established a German desk and expanded its domestic reach to Shenzhen, its third Chinese base. The launch of the German desk comes as a result of GLO’s cooperation agreement with German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, which was established during Heuking managing partner Andreas Urban’s visit to GLO in […]


Freshfields’ Akhtar named Mena head a year after defecting from A&O

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed Pervez Akhtar as regional managing partner for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), less than a year after hiring him from Allen & Overy (A&O). Akhtar, who joined Freshfields in December (17 December 2010), will also continue to hold the position of corporate head for the region. He replaces […]

Jordan Furlong

Rise of the machines

LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer, disruptive online legal service providers from across the Atlantic, have added Great Britain to their expansion | plans. Jordan Furlong, Lawyer and senior consultant based in Ottawa, Canada Big news? Actually, I think this might cause less consternation in the U.K. than these two companies have so far provoked among American […]


File sharing – the UK courts discover their power

2011 may prove to be a key year for progress in the UK by the media companies in their ongoing battles against file sharing. The year started badly, with the MediaCAT debacle throwing up both legal setbacks and adverse publicity. But two developments this summer involving BT have shifted the balance back towards rights holders. […]

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