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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 […]



DLA bulks up Dubai arbitration group with Norton Rose hire

DLA Piper has hired a Norton Rose arbitration of counsel into its Dubai partnership Henry Quinlan, who was made of counsel at Norton Rose in May 2011, began at DLA Piper on 2 October. Quinlan has advised on a range of arbitrations in London, at the International Chamber of Commerce and at the International Centre […]


Opinion: Unfair dismissal claims

Three million people will lose the right to claim unfair dismissal if the government goes ahead with plans to double the qualifying period from one year to two.  George Osborne claims this will give employers an increased confidence to take people on “without immediately facing the prospect of tribunal hearings” [sic]and therefore help reduce unemployment.  But […]


Collyer Bristow ‘risks collapse’ over £50m liability dispute

Firm in bitter litigation with insurance broker Lockton Collyer Bristow is heading into mediation today (3 October) in a bid to stave off the financial meltdown it claims would ensue if it loses a courtroom battle with its insurance broker. The firm and two ex-partners are joint defendants in a separate case being brought by […]

Flower power

The High Court has been left to decide whether Marks & Spencer (M&S) infringed Interflora’s trademark after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the retailer could use the florist’s trademark as part of its keyword advertising on major search engines. Rather than bringing about some much needed clarity in the world of adwords, […]

Alex Payne, Nabarro

The most unusual Christmas present I’ve received from a colleague was a kitsch dolphin snow globe from Lanzarote. Name: Alex PayneFirm: NabarroPosition: Business development executiveLives: Sydenham I start work at 9.30 am If I could introduce one law I would ban talking loudly on mobile phones on public transport – I don’t want to hear […]

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