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Update on Bermuda private trust companies

Many offshore jurisdictions saw notable reforms in 2018. This article considers how recent changes to the regulation of financial services in Bermuda have affected private trust companies. These legislative amendments were made primarily to ensure that Bermuda’s legal framework remains up to date with international standards, which are aimed at maintaining the international financial system’s […]

The basics: How to wind up a corporate debtor

A company has outstanding debts and it seems they are struggling financially. What can you do to try and get your debts settled? Is applying to have the company wound up the answer? Here, we take a look at what you will need to consider before a decision is made and we take a look […]

Blowing hot and cold on the jurisdiction of an adjudicator

In the recent case of SKYMIST HOLDINGS LIMITED v GRANDLANE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED [2018], the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), considered the principle of “approbation and reprobation” in “satellite litigation” over the jurisdiction of adjudicators. But is challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator worth the cost involved? We review the key points in the Skymist decision, and the TCC‘s […]

Is legislation pending on bankruptcy, pension plans and lenders?

Public consultations on enhancing retirement security led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada closed in late 2018. Given the importance and complexity of the subject matter, the one-month consultation period offered by the government was curiously short. Given that 2019 is an election year, the quick completion of the process could […]

Apples to Oranges: how investigations differ from a litigation approach when implementing eDiscovery solutions

Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation.  Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]

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In brief: Charity needs your old computer chairs

The charity Disability Law Service, which gives free legal advice to people with disabilities, is on the look-out for computer operators’ chairs from law firms where they are no longer needed. The service recently moved to Bedford Row in London and needs the furniture for its staff. Contact Sally McLean on 0171-831 8031.

DAP builds team of IT specialists

Specialist IT consultant Andrew Levison is joining legal management consultants the David Andrews Partnership (DAP), which recently merged with Grant Thornton. Levison, who joins from BDO Stoy Hayward, will be the lead consultant responsible for IT within DAP. The aim is to build up a team of specialists, with two based in London and one […]

Andrew makes exit from Dibbs

DIBB Lupton Broomhead’s head of employment law in London, Jill Andrew, has resigned after only one year with the firm. At least one of her three assistants is thought to be following in her wake. Andrew is restrained from speaking about her departure by an agreement with the firm. Baker & McKenzie employment partner Fraser […]

Ruling sparks claims scare

The shock House of Lords ruling on Paramount, which makes administrators and receivers liable to claims from redundant company staff, will lead to increased litigation worth hundreds of millions of pounds, say top lawyers and accountants. There will also be more dissatisfied creditors, and possible bankruptcy for some insolvency practitioners (IPs). But the only people […]

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