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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 […]


Getting the measure of young lawyers

Today’s younger lawyers need to feel their career has clear direction and that they are guaranteed support in their professional progression. Reputation and loyalty alone are no longer enough to attract or retain employees, and law firms need to make a recognisable commitment to employees’ career development. In Scotland, The Society of Writers to Her […]

CC ramps up in China with Mofo star

Clifford Chance has hired rated China corporate partner Rupert Li from Morrison & Foerster, continuing the spate of high profile moves by the magic circle in Asia. Clifford Chance’s move to hire Li follows the move of Allen & Overy last week to take Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s US and Hong Kong-qualified partner Thomas Jones. Li […]

Balfour Beatty wins Hatfield crash appeal

The Court of Appeal has this morning (5 July) reduced the fine imposed on railway company Balfour Beatty for health and safety breaches leading to the Hatfield rail crash. Temple firm Fisher Scoggins, instructing 5 Paper Buildings’ Jonathan Caplan QC, appealed on Balfour Beatty’s behalf against the £10m fine ordered by Mr Justice Mackay in […]

Freshfields flies in Segal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ‘s latest lateral hire has raised a few eyebrows. As first revealed on (28 June), Freshfields announced that insolvency star Nick Segal is flying back to the UK after a three-year stint in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Segal’s family is understood to have struggled to settle […]

Push on the Government breeds Islamic finance success

At a time when the Government’s desire to be tough on terrorism has witnessed a series of events that have increased tensions between it and the UK’s Muslim community, it is heartening to see continued Government support for one success story: the growth of London as a centre of excellence for the development of the […]

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