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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


First Division lobbies to safeguard CPS future

The Association of First Division of Civil Servants (FDA) is to lobby politicians over the future of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) following new fears that core services such as advocacy could be thrown open to market testing as a cost-cutting move. The Government is considering either privatising the CPS or turning it into a […]

Race victims 'get poor deal'

VICTIMS of racially motivated crimes get a poor deal from lawyers and the legal system, a Law Society conference heard. But the conference was split on the Home Affairs Select Committee’s recommendation for a specific crime of racial violence. Barrister Courtney Griffiths said the law was adequate and legislation would divert attention from more practical […]

Novell update

Novell UK has announced that subsequent versions of Envoy, the portable document tool, can support integration with third-party components via a plug-in architecture called Envoy Extensions. This is the framework that will allow third-party developers to partially customise the Envoy Viewer by adding software components. These enhancements, available in early 1995, will complement the Envoy […]

Women solicitors seek out pioneers

THE ASSOCIATION of Women Solicitors (AWS) is compiling a record of the experiences of pioneering women solicitors. The project marks the 75th anniversary of the Sexual Discrimination (Removal) Act 1919, which removed the obstacles hindering women from entering any profession. Scant information exists about Carrie Morrison, the first woman to qualify as a solicitor in […]

Jones takes over from Flynn in Norwich Union top job

Norwich Union’s new head of legal will be Graham Jones who will take up the post in December. Jones, currently head of group legal services at Royal Insurance, has been appointed as group legal manager and secretary. Prior to his spell with Royal Insurance, which he joined at the start of 1993, he was senior […]

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