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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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Eversheds in massive management shake-up

Eversheds is overhauling its entire senior management in a dramatic bid to increase its international reach. The radical shake-up, effective 1 May, will see London managingpartner Michael Brown relocate to Paris to take up a newly created role ofEuropean managing partner. Brown, currently managing partner for London and the south and east regions, will assume […]

Deloitte and Lovells duck costs showdown on BCCI

The claimants will sensationally shun the BCCI costs hearing today (30 January) after deciding there is nothing left to argue about. Sources have told The Lawyer that Deloitte, the liquidators of BCCI, are not attending the hearing, despite the Bank of England sending lead counsel Nicholas Stadlen QC, of Fountain Court Chambers, and solicitors Freshfields […]

Bevan Brittan rolls out new-look training programme to partnership

Bevan Brittan has overhauled its training programme for trainees, assistants and associates following the appointment of a new training and development manager. The South West firm is now rolling the system out to partners. Bevan Brittan has overhauled its training programme for trainees, assistants and associates following the appointment of a new training and development manager. The […]

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The College of Law’s radical plan to ditch lectures in favour of online tutorials might sound a bit crazy. But for those of you who have skipped the odd lecture, or indeed fallen asleep through one, the flexibility of studying at your own pace will no doubt seem like an attractive proposition.As Lawyer 2B exclusively […]

Addleshaws launches Hong Kong exchange programme

Addleshaw Goddard has forged an international trainee exchange programme on the back of its best friend relationship with Hong Kong firm Johnson Stokes & Master. The six-month exchange programme, which is nearing the completion of its first term, will be reviewed with the two trainees involved to gauge its success, although the firms have already […]

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