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Allergen labelling remains in the spotlight as the FSA consults on technical guidance

BCL partner, Richard Reichman, discusses allergen labelling changes and the Food Standards Agency’s consultation on new technical guidance. Background Against a backdrop of frequent media attention and public concern regarding allergen issues, for example following several tragic fatalities, a government consultation concluded that changes were required to the provision of allergen information for food which is prepacked […]

ICLG: Environment & Climate Change Law 2020 (Cyprus)

By Eleni Neoptolemou, Christina Christodoulou 1. Environmental Policy and its Enforcement 1.1 What is the basis of environmental policy in your jurisdiction and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the environmental policy has been subjected to a fundamental review, in order to be […]

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Low costs keep North West firms ticking over

Apart from the revelations about Avalon, The Lawyer UK 100 Annual Report once again shed light on the way the market in the North West is currently looking. The good news for law firms in the region is that costs remain low. Avalon aside, Keoghs was the only North West firm with a cost per […]

Wembley project hit by further litigation

The construction of the new Wembley Stadium will go down in history as one of the most litigious projects ever to take place in the UK. Australian builders Multiplex and solicitors Clifford Chance have already won a breach of contract claim against steel contractors Cleveland Bridge in the High Court. Cleveland Bridge is appealing and […]

Bar complaints setup due for rejig

The Bar Standards Board’s new independent complaints commissioner is set to overhaul the bar’s disciplinary and complaints system to increase transparency and efficiency. Robert Behrens, who was appointed in June 2006, said there were three key weaknesses with the present complaints system: the views of complainants are not taken into account enough; there is not […]

Slaughters partner goes to HK to strengthen ties

Slaughter and May has put Asia at the heart of its international agenda by sending corporate partner George Goulding to Hong Kong to deepen relationships with its three Chinese best friends. Slaughters has close referral relationships with Haiwan Law Firm, Jun He Law Offices and King & Wood. Slaughters senior partner Tim Clark told The […]

DLA Piper names two UK managing partners

DLA Piper has announced today its two new UK managing partners as a result of a comprehensive firm review across Europe and Asia. The UK’s two-head system will be filled by Catherine Usher as the London office’s managing partner, while Paul Firth will manage all the UK offices, oveseeing 350 partners. The changes will become […]

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