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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

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Greenwoods wins Railtrack debt work

RAILTRACK has picked Peterborough firm Greenwoods to carry out its debt recovery work for England and Wales. The 14-partner practice saw off competition from about eight other firms to be selected for the contract. Managing partner Michael Taylor says he is “absolutely delighted”. “It is a substantial amount of work – in the region of […]

Securities Institute exam deadlines loom

Lawyers must move quickly to beat November 1995 exam deadlines if they want to practise in discrete investment business, according to a course organiser. The Association for Solicitor Investment Management (Asim) said those hoping to become “qualified persons” under the Law Society rules should take their exams soon, as the tight deadlines leave little room […]

QC attacks Inns over record on gay equality

THE BAR Council’s out-going treasurer Martin Bowley QC blasted the Inns of Court as “self-perpetuating geriatric oligarchies” in a speech to the Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (Blagg). Bowley also called for a radical revamp of the archaic sex laws which he says should enshrine the concept of equality. The QC, of 1 King’s Bench […]

IBM launches voice recognition package

The burgeoning voice recognition market for lawyers has received another boost with the news that giant supplier IBM is launching a UK legal vocabulary. The IBM VoiceType dictation legal vocabulary will provide over 30,000 words tailored specifically for legal use. The package is a re-launching exercise – the product was previously called the IBM Personal […]

Polish threat to foreign offices

THE LAW Society is fighting moves by the Polish parliament to introduce legislation requiring foreign firms with offices in the country to either shut down or transfer their capital to Polish lawyers. If it is enacted the draft law would affect leading firms such as Theodore Goddard and Clifford Chance which have offices in Warsaw. […]

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