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Are you ready for the immigration shake-up?

With COVID-19 continuing to dominate the headlines, it is perhaps easy to forget that the UK’s Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020. This will bring about the biggest change to UK immigration laws in recent memory and will have a direct impact on how employers recruit overseas staff. EU Settlement […]

Client Advisory: US Government Ramps Up Actions to Combat Forced Labor

The US executive and legislative branches are ratcheting up pressure on companies to address forced labor in their supply chains. The US Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has in recent months announced a series of Withhold Release Orders (WROs) and a Finding following investigations into forced labor. Additionally, the US […]

The Cayman Islands administrative fines regime & investment funds

CIMA now has the ability to issue administrative fines for breaches committed by entities or individuals of prescribed provisions of laws, regulations and rules regulated by CIMA. On 26 June 2020, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s (“CIMA”) powers to impose administrative fines were extended by the enactment of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, […]

How to Apply for a Judicial Review and how to Appeal a Decision

A Judicial Review is the vehicle by which the decisions of public authorities of all descriptions (including the government) can be challenged to establish their legality and whether the principles of public law have been complied with. The current on-going crisis that has arisen due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a raft of […]



Appeal case placed on hold

A man jailed for life at Leeds Crown Court on 15 December 1995 for the murder of his three-month-old son, must wait to hear whether the House of Lords will entertain his appeal on a legal technicality. Stephen Leslie Woollin failed in an appeal to the Court of Appeal on 23 July 1996. But, in […]

Mishcons: should charity begin at home?

In the week after Mishcon de Reya hit the headlines for the size of its fees, Robert Lindsay looks at the deeper problems that beset the firm. Mishcon de Reya was advertising for assistants last week with a bold half-page advert announcing it as: ‘Not just any law firm.’ The firm which famously advised Princess […]

Action to clarify Marine Insurance Act

The murky waters of the Marine Insurance Act may become plain sailing following a court decision, reports Roger Pearson. A judgment in a Court of Appeal action will throw new light on the meaning of important provisions in the 1906 Marine Insurance Act which have never before been the subject of court challenge. Insurance brokers […]

Newcastle sets in merger rumours

TWO chambers in Newcastle are understood to be contemplating a merger. But although the Newcastle Bar is awash with rumours that New Court and 67 Westgate Road are in talks the chambers are refusing to comment. The highly unusual move is believed to be fuelled by both sets’ desire to grow stronger in the face […]

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