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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 […]



Lovells teams up with charity for Westminster disability project

Lovells has been working on a pro bono project to set up a new centre to provide services for the physically disabled. The firm’s team assisted the Training for Life charity, which helps disadvantaged people into work, to review the tender document for a new facility in Westminster. Due to open in October, the Westminster […]

Arrow victory

Do you know which darts player is known as ‘Hawaii 501’? Or ‘Top Banana’? Or even ‘The Fen Tiger’? No, thought not. Well this proud list of highly trained athletes (in case you were wondering, it’s Wayne Mardle, Mark Holden and Peter Evison respectively) was extended recently with the addition of Blackstone Chambers barrister (and […]

TwoBirds with one flown

Did Bird & Bird protest too much over the recent exit of star life sciences partner David Wilson to Herbies? Calls last week to TwoBirds’ ever-efficient communication team were met with the classic “It’s not really a story”, along with the slightly less than accurate “He isn’t really leaving”. A couple of hours later it […]

Lawrence Graham, Sidley bag TV programmes sale

Lawrence Graham and Sidley Austin have advised Entertainment Rights on a mandate to take over the US-based owner of cult classics Lassie and The Lone Ranger. The firms advised Entertainment Rights, a UK-based independent media group specialising in the ownership of children’s programmes and characters, including Postman Pat and Basil Brush, on the $305m (£157.65m) […]

Angel wings it and Becks’ pay packet soars

It’s always important to pick your moment. Leave while your name is still in lights, when you’re still vigorous enough to be a player. That way you can build a career elsewhere. Tony Angel’s impending transfer out of Linklaters (see story) is going to generate plenty of speculation as to his successor. As The Lawyer […]

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