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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 […]


Harm in the army

11.17amEvery now and then a personal injury case comes along which reignites the debate about Britain’s so-called compensation culture. 25 February, 11.17am Every now and then a personal injury case comes along which reignites the debate about Britain’s so-called compensation culture. You know the sort: Man sues after scolding himself on coffee or woman walks […]

Supreme Court overleaps Lords with avowals of better value, transparency

From October this year the Supreme Court will replace the House of Lords as the highest court in ­England and Wales. The ;12 ;Law ;Lords, ­headed by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, will become the first justices of the Supreme Court ;when ;the ;new ­institution is inaugurated. It is due to open at the former […]

Business as usual after Mandy’s mandate

Business secretary Peter Mandelson made a bold move when he gave the green light for Lloyds TSB to take over struggling HBOS at the end of last year. While the Government stopped short of actually altering competition rules to let the merger take place, it did rush through some secondary legislation that meant Mandelson rather […]

Pinsents joins China trio to win bridge work

Pinsent Masons’ Chinese practice has teamed up with a consortium of Chinese firms to advise on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project, which will see the construction of a 30km bridge between mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. The firm, led by Hong Kong partner Dean Lewis, has joined forces with ­Beijing firm Jun He Law […]

Ian Hammond

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been? When I was at school I wanted to be a journalist. What was your first-ever job? Working on a farm breaking up bales of straw and stuffing the straw into plastic bags that people would then buy from pet shops as bedding for their rabbits. […]

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