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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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In brief: Beith to enlarge on Lib Dem policy

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman Alan Beith will address the annual dinner of the Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association at the National Liberal Club on 23 January. Beith, who was recently appointed to the post, will speak on current issues in the home affairs policy.

Joint call for West Bank links

THE LAW Society and the Bar Council should establish both formal and informal links with the legal profession in the West Bank, Jericho and the Gaza Strip, a new report says. Prepared by human rights lawyers, barrister Bill Bowring and solicitor Geoffrey Bindman, the report documents the pair’s visit to the area in July. They […]

Vegas to see pro bono gamble

LAWYERS in the US state of Nevada are awaiting the go-ahead from the state Supreme Court for a radical plan to establish the US’s first mandatory pro bono scheme. If successful, the scheme is likely to be copied in other states. It would be a major influence on thinking about such schemes by the UK […]

Firms need 'proactive' approach to lobbying

EXPENSIVE, cautious and reactive are the criticisms levelled at law firms working in the public policy sector by a selection of the UK’s top companies. A report by the NOP for clifford Chance reveals that companies believe lawyers need to become “more proactive and politically aware” if they are to realise their full potential in […]

In brief: Lawyers aim to raise cash for homeless

The Young Solicitors’ Group is hoping to raise u25,000 in a charity quiz night in support of Shelter. The event, held during Shelter Week from 20 to 24 February, is the first charity programme organised by the 40,000-member group. YSG national committee member and Rawlins Davy partner, Paul Verlander, says the group aims to run […]

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