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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 […]


Fisher Meredith wins after ad ban

LAW FIRM Fisher Meredith has won compensation after controversial advertisements were banned from London Underground. Two posters were outlawed because London Underground feared they were sending out an anti-police message. The first poster was banned last November. It advertised Fisher Meredith’s actions against the police force. But a second poster, advertising the London law firm’s […]

Law Soc staff face huge pay cuts in new regime

Law Society staff are facing massive pay cuts and potential job losses as the society enforces a revised pay scheme. The salary system, drawn up by Hay Management Consultants, which is also responsible for the current pay and conditions structure at the Legal Aid Board, also makes provision for “external career counselling services” for those […]

In brief: McGrath & Co

McGrath & Co, the Birmingham legal aid firm, has lost four partners after they left to form a new firm specialising in housing law and advising travellers. The Community Law Partnership – which includes partners Chris Esdaile, Chris Johnson, Rosaleen Kilbane and Mike McIlvaney – has set up shop in the city centre.

Scots slam fixed fees in criminal cases

Scottish lawyers have attacked the Scottish Office’s changes to fixed fees for criminal legal aid, saying the payments do not make provision for complex cases. The fixed payment system for legal aid in summary cases – originally proposed in a Scottish Office’s consultation paper in October – was increased after responses to the paper were […]

Battle in the High Court

The future of a High Court battle in which the Canada Trust Company is suing Wolfgang Stolzenberg president and chief executive of the Castor Group over alleged malpractice and fraud is to be decided by the House of Lords. Stolzenberg is fighting a long-running battle to block action in the English courts claiming he is […]

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