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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 […]


US partner boosts Linklaters

LONDON-BASED international practice Linklaters & Paines has appointed its first solely US-qualified partner. Stephen Thierbach, formerly a senior associate with New York practice Sullivan & Cromwell, starts work in Linklaters’ London office this week. The firm follows other UK-based international practices, such as Clifford Chance, in appointing US lawyers to handle financial work. A graduate […]

Departments go Dutch over work

SOUTH Holland Council’s legal section merges with its finance department at the end of the month as the authority divides up into business units. The Lincolnshire council is undertaking a wholesale re-organisation in the run up to the tendering of white collar services, although legal work will not be contracted out. Conveyancing and litigation was […]

Noisy neighbours

Nosey neighbours on a train or plane will be totally disconcerted when faced with this new privacy filter for notebook computers. According to manufacturers 3M all they will be able to see is a blank, dark screen, enabling confidential data on the screen to be viewed only by the person directly in front of the […]


Trafalgar House was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp in the acquisition and sale to the Baltic Exchange, advised by Norton Rose, of 38 St Mary Axe from St Mary Axe Development, advised by Denton Hall, and the purchase by Trafalgar House of the existing Baltic Exchange site from the exchange. Trafalgar House also bought adjoining […]

Somerset fights retrospective dismissal claim

Tim Miller reports Lawyers from Somerset Council will this month defend an unfair dismissal claim at the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) which is seen as a test-case for local authorities. Mary Biggs, who was sacked from her part-time job as a teacher 17 years ago, is seeking to challenge the UK’s three-month time limit on […]

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