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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 […]

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Carphone Warehouse and TalkTalk split gets mouths watering

CARPHONE Warehouse is preparing to split in two, with the high street retail arm separating from the TalkTalk telecoms business. CARPHONE Warehouse is preparing to split in two, with the high street retail arm separating from the TalkTalk telecoms business. It is a choice instruction for one of the company’s chosen legal advisers, and early […]

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Chaos as MoJ scuppers litigation reform

Judges and politicians at loggerheads as Jackson review kicked into the long grass The judiciary is on a collision course with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over how the litigation ­system should be reformed in England and Wales. Serious concerns have been raised about political interference with a range of litigation reforms after the MoJ […]

Christie’s legal roster put under hammer

Auction house Christie’s has slashed its legal advisers from more than 70 to 13 in a radical reshaping of its global law firm roster. Nick Deeming Auction house Christie’s has slashed its legal advisers from more than 70 to 13 in a radical reshaping of its global law firm roster. DLA Piper and Skadden Arps […]

Shoosmiths’ trainees-in-waiting leap to defend firm’s tactics

Future Shoosmiths trainees have launched an attack against those who have criticised their firm for not compensating future joiners who have been forced to defer their start dates. Future Shoosmiths trainees have launched an attack against those who have criticised their firm for not compensating future joiners who have been forced to defer their start dates. The […]

Box clever

A Jersey cashbox vehicle has emerged as an expeditious tool for the creation of a rights issue for a UK plc. By Jonathan Walker and James Hill Structuring a rights issue for a UK plc using a Jersey cashbox vehicle can make it easier to implement as well as adding to the benefits to be […]

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