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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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And the prize for the most bizarre charity event so far this year goes to… Lester Aldridge. A team from the Bournemouth-based firm hiked to the top of the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, on Saturday 22 May wearing their business suits. Twenty-two lawyers and staff braved the trip up north to the Lakes […]

A&O reinstates book debt ruling in NatWest victory

Allen & Overy (A&O) has won a landmark Court of Appeal case for National Westminster Bank (NatWest), finally overturning a 2001 Privy Council ruling in the Brumark Investments case which restricted banks’ access to the book debts of insolvent companies. On 26 May the court unanimously overturned a decision made by Vice-Chancellor Sir Andrew Morritt […]

Nominet receives top industry award

Nominet’s dispute resolution service has been awarded the Industry Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. In the past two years, Nominet, the UK internet domain name registry, has handled over 10 per cent of the total mediation cases across the UK civil and commercial mediation market. It […]

Norton Rose gifted Amlin corporate role

Norton Rose is the major beneficiary of FTSE 250 insurance company Amlin’s first legal panel for non-insurance-related work. Linklaters will continue as its key corporate adviser, but Norton Rose will act on corporate and regulatory issues. Group general counsel James Healy-Pratt will focus on forming a legal panel for Amlin’s London market trading activities. First […]

Howard Kennedy revenues up

Howard Kennedy has reported a 16 per cent rise in revenues to £22m, subject to what managing partner Trevor Newey called the “nonsense” of the debated change in tax on work in progress. Profits were static at £230,000. Last September, Howard Kennedy merged with Amhurst Brown Colombotti, which has associated offices in Denmark, Pakistan, Spain, […]

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