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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 […]


Litigation Writs 07/03/95

Rushmoor Borough Council is being sued by Sonya Padgett, from Aldershot, who trades as Quality House Reproductions. She is seeking damages for wrongful interference with her goods and excessive distress from non-domestic rates. She is also seeking damages for alleged trespass to her property and a court order banning further such action by the council. […]

In brief: Advisers to apply for SIB guidance review

The IFA Association, professional indemnity insurers LIBM and their solicitors DJ Freeman have won leave to apply for judicial review of guidance from the Securities and Investments Board (SIB). The guidance ordered independent financial advisers to review cases in order to encourage possible claims against them of mis-selling of pensions. It is estimated that the […]

SPG 'sold out' to Law Society says member

A FOUNDER member of the Sole Practitioners Group is considering resigning from the committee because he claims it has been hijacked by the Law Society. Leslie Dubow says the SPG, which has been beset with internal squabbles, has no future as an effective forum for small firms. In a separate development vice-chair Naomi Turl is […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 07/02/95

Home Office: illegal immigrants applied for habeas corpusImmigration Act – no power to detain asylum seekers R v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Anor, ex parte Khan; Same v Same, ex parte Virk; Same v Same ex parte Singh; Same v Same, ex parte Taggar (1995) (QBD 16/01/95) (Dyson J) Summary: No […]

Who has the disease?

As usual, Scotland has been used as an experimental station for Government schemes. Thus solicitor advocates are further advanced north of the border. So advanced that they now have their own nickname – “adsols”. Some adsols have not yet completed the necessary training. Those that have are known as “complete adsols” – especially at the […]

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