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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 […]


Asim chairman comes from Clarke Willmott

Peter Nellist, partner and head of the private client department at Clarke Willmott & Clarke, has been made chairman of the Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim). `The association exists to help firms give investment advice. Nellist is only the second solicitor to be elected chairman of the board.`”I was not expecting to be nominated,” […]


Lovells has recruited the general secretary of global telecoms giant Nortel for its Beijing office. Robert Lewis is an expert in corporate and regulatory matters in the telecoms industry. Lovells international projects chief Marc Bartel appointed Lewis as part of his strategy to tap into telecoms work in Asia.

A View from the Cayman Islands

Where precisely do the Cayman Islands stand now that the dust has settled following the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) supranational initiatives on tax harmonisation and anti money laundering?`The short answer is that the legislative and regulatory amendments are sympathetic and, as a result, the Cayman Islands […]

4 Pump Court wins top construction silk

Specialist construction set 4 Pump Court has taken on three barristers, including the seasoned silk Anthony Speaight QC. `Speaight has made the move from personal injury set 12 King’s Bench Walk (12 KBW) because of a drop in construction work at the set, while 4 Pump Court’s construction, professional negligence and commercial practices matched his […]

Davies Wallis launches legal transaction centre DWF Maxima

North West law firm Davies Wallis Foyster has increased and diversified its presence in the region by launching a national centre for high-volume, process-driven legal transactions in Warrington. `The £1.5m operation will trade under the name DWF Maxima and will be headed by Davies Wallis partner Mary Barlow.`Barlow joined the firm in January from DLA, […]

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