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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 […]



Langstaff J named as head of Employment Appeals Tribunal

Mr Justice Langstaff has been appointed head of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge. Langstaff J will succeed Mr Justice Underhill, who completes his term in office at the end of the year. The former Cloisters Chambers chief joined the EAT in 2000 and in 2005 was appointed to […]

Former Linklaters senior partner lands EMEA role at Moelis bank

US-headquartered bank Moelis & Company has hired former Linklaters senior partner David Cheyne in a high-level business development and advisory role. Cheyne, whose term as senior partner at the magic circle firm ended on Friday (30 September), becomes vice-chairman of Moelis’ EMEA investment banking arm. He will be based in London and will have the […]

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Work Life Quiz: Will Robertson, Bond Pearce

What was your first-ever job? Selling ice creams on a push bike. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? ‘Helping’ a client whose elderly mother was being prosecuted for a motor offence, rubbing the CPS up the wrong way and then receiving a fax from the CPS adding further charges. I got her off all […]


Norton Rose enters South America via merger with Canada’s Macleod Dixon

Norton Rose is to gain a presence in South America for the first time after confirming its merger with Canadian outfit Macleod Dixon. The firm today announced that Macleod Dixon will join the Norton Rose group on 1 January 2012. It makes the firm into one of the world’s five largest firms by headcount, giving […]

Maitland adds to London team with Boodle Hatfield hire

Offshore and wealth services firm Maitland has hired a partner from Boodle Hatfield as it continues to build its private client offering in London. Karen Marks joins Maitland after three years as a partner at Boodle Hatfield, having joined the firm from LG in 2008. Marks specialises in international tax and trust planning, advising a […]

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