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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 […]


Suspended sentence

The criminal tables were turned recently in Scotland, when three judges received a term of imprisonment in a lift at the High Court in Glasgow. Lords Menzies and Bracadale and temporary judge Michael O’Grady were stuck in the lift for 45 minutes while an engineer attempted to free them. The judges became trapped when the […]

The bar

Bar Council fights Govt to protect independence The Bar Council last week (, 19 February) launched a massive offensive against the Legal Services Bill, attacking it for placing “too much power in the hands of the Government”. The news came after Sir David Clementi stunned the legal profession by backing the Government on the two […]

DLA Piper’s international push triggers AIM bonanza

DLA Piper’s international push triggers AIM bonanza” />DLA Piper is the adviser of choice for clients on AIM, dominating the latest rankings released today by Hemscott. The firm managed to secure a place in the charts of the top 10 firms by number of AIM clients, by the market capitalisation of these clients and by […]

Foot Anstey swoops for Bond Pearce FD

South West law firm Foot Anstey has hired the finance director and former business development director of Bristol-based Bond Pearce. Peter Macklin will head the finance and IT teams, and joins the firm after six years at Bond Pearce. Macklin said: “Foot Anstey has a clear vision for future development and I look forward to […]

Trowers targets Saudi launch after axing alliance

Trowers & Hamlins is set to launch its own office in Saudi Arabia after ending its affiliation with Saudi firm Riyadh-based Hassan Mahassni. Trowers is in “advanced negotiations” to open its own office in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Under Saudi regulations, only a local lawyer can open in the country. The move follows the […]

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