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Advertising self-regulation: Promoting higher standards for the ad industry

The Purpose of Advertising self-regulation Advertising self-regulation is the advertising industry’s ability and willingness to regulate itself responsibly, by actively promoting the highest ethical standards in commercial communications and safeguarding consumers’ interests. Historically, advertising self-regulation has helped address many societal concerns and, in some cases, put an end to previous questionable advertising practices. One such […]

Data on death: Coroner statistics annual bulletin 2019

On 14 May 2020, the most recent Coroners Statistics Annual Bulletin was published. At a time when data on death dominates the news, the Bulletin may have passed inquest practitioners by. However, the Bulletin remains a useful guide on the workload of coroners around the country and can be used to identify possible trends for the future.

Cyprus adopts e-signatures

The EU Regulation 910/2014, known as eIDAS (the Regulation) is directly applicable to the Member States of the European Union since 1st July 2016 and it aims to establish common standards for electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions across European Union. Cyprus adopted to this regard Law 55(I)/2018 (the Law), which regulates the use of e-documents, e-signatures, e-identifications, e-seals etc, complying with the requirements of the Regulation.

Data protection – another Covid-19 casualty?

To lengthen the odds of a second infection wave, countries have been exploring how to harness technology to automate contact-tracing of those potentially infected with the virus, releasing the remainder of the population to go about daily life. Though simple-sounding, such technology is far from straightforward.

HNW divorces – can you enforce the terms of an English order in Jersey?

Many practitioners will appreciate that Jersey is a self-governing Crown Dependency with constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence. It follows that orders made in the courts of England and Wales are not enforceable as of right in this jurisdiction. We focus in this article on three common scenarios we see when such cross-jurisdictional considerations arise and the steps you can take to ensure that the terms of such an order are honoured.


Plus equals good business for firms as recession takes its toll on AIM

As the fortunes of AIM decline, mid-sized firms have been taking advantage of buoyancy in the Plus market to boost their corporate coffers. Kit Chellel reports When Hammonds sent out flyers recently offering to help companies delist from AIM for a bargain £5,000, it seemed like another nail was being hammered into the coffin of […]

Amber Melville-Brown

What was your first-ever job? A bicycle-riding guide around a Kentish holiday camp. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Being locked in a police cell with an irate client arrested for an assault. I’ve had better days – as, I suspect, had he. Where’s the best place to go if you want to […]

Lovells promotes 19 to partnership

Lovells has promoted 19 to its partnership, pushing the firm’s total tally of partners up to 365 across its international network. The promotions are spread across the firm’s international network with Continental Europe gaining 10 partners, with one being made up in Asia and two gaining partnership in the US. Meanwhile, the firm’s London office […]


Hausfeld to appeal class action decision

Hausfeld is to appeal a High Court decision that effectively spelt the end for US-style class actions in English and Welsh courts (see blog ). Anthony Maton Hausfeld partner Anthony Maton met with the claimants, cut flower importers Emerald Supplies and Southern Glass House Produce, this morning to discuss the possibility of an appeal. The […]

Insurance: Home guard

Can we expect a rash of major directors’ and officers’ claims to hit the UK? asks John Turnbull One could be forgiven in the current climate for ­adopting Private Frazer’s helpful advice in Dad’s Army: “We’re all doomed, I say. Doomed.” Given some predictions concerning directors’ and officers’ (D&O) claims, one could expect D&O insurers […]

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