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Do payment processors wield too much power?

By Simon de Broise  Payment processors, as the name suggests, facilitate payments by credit and debit cards for both online and point of sale transactions. The payment processor acts as an intermediary between the merchant (e.g. a retailer or airline) and the customer’s bank, facilitating the rapid authorisation (or otherwise) of the payment and initiating (and […]

Making alterations to rented business premises in Guernsey

By Piers Dereham I want to carry out fitting-out works to my business premises but my landlords say I will have to remove them when my lease expires. They are also saying that they need to check my plans before they agree to anything. Is this correct? Yes. Most commercial leases contain clauses requiring you to […]

Ignoring Turkish law on data breaches could put you in prison

Data processors resident outside Turkey whose activities affect Turkey may also need to register by 30 September 2019. Even failing to delete expired data can be punished by one to two years’ imprisonment. As a candidate state for EU membership, Turkey aligns much of its legal system with EU law, hence its 2016 Law on the […]

Amendments to the legislation of Kazakhstan on corporate matters

By Bolat Miyatov  On 2 July 2018, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 166-VI “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Insurance and Insurance Activities, Securities Market” was adopted. Among other things, this legislative act has amended the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13 May 2003 No. […]

Six weeks to go until Brexit: What’s going to happen to environmental law?

By Ben Stansfield, Lee P McBride, Andrew Litchfield One of the great beneficiaries of the European Union has been the environment. Since the very beginnings of the EU, Member States have come together and enacted a great variety of environmental laws, leading to cleaner seas, flourishing habitats and healthier citizens. With Brexit only a few weeks away, this […]

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A couple who have to regularly pump water out of their new billiards room despite spending more than £1m on building work are suing architect Charles Brice for damages of more than £500,000. The below-ground billiards room was built only yards away from an artesian spring in Maida Vale, where the couple live. Immediately after […]

Shaw Pittman plans merger and LA office

Washington DC firm Shaw Pittman has launched a three-pronged attack on the US legal market. The high-tech industry specialist will merge with fellow Washington practice Fisher Wayland Cooper Leader & Zaragosa and open its first west coast office in Los Angeles in March. The merger with Fisher Wayland is effective from 1 March and will […]

Scuffle of the week

Kamlesh Bahl v the Law Society. The low-key inquisitorial procedure that the Law Society first anticipated into the allegations of bullying brought against Bahl is a far cry from the full-blown adversarial fight it has now become. Bahl faced six complainants at a ‘City law firm’s offices’ as her lawyers from Lewis Silkin line up […]

Law school to teach pro-bono

The goal is to provide all students with the opportunity to engage in pro bono work and get a credit for it. The College’s chief executive Professor Nigel Savage says: “Law schools have a key role to play in instilling and fostering a pro bono culture amongst their students. “Pro bono experience produces students better […]

Quote of the week

“The police have taken a blow. They have to get over it. Undoubtedly some officers were given a pretty rough time. They deserved it.” – Sir William Macpherson telling the Metropolitan Police to stop “whining and complaining” about his report into the mishandling of the case of Stephen Lawrence.

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