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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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Collyer Bristow has announced that Peter Daniel and Alison Kempenaar have been listed in the Private Client Practitioner’s Top 35 under 35, designed to recognise and promote the rising stars in the private client professions. This is the fourth year in a row for Daniel and the second for Kempenaar. A champagne reception will be […]

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Our employment team has an excellent reputation for providing high-quality, commercially relevant legal solutions to our clients’ employment and human resources issues.  Our client base includes household names, multinational companies and owner-led businesses from the private sector together with public sector organisations. In addition, we have built a strong reputation for advising senior executives on […]

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Tony Williams: Hope for the best, plan for the worst

The financial crisis has led to a new working environment and that means firms must make difficult decisions on how they work if they want to survive During the 25-year bull run in legal services until 2007, law firms could expect their revenues and profits to grow at a compound rate of double the rate […]

The VW GC and the efficiency drive

As we report in this week’s in-house interview, Jim Trainor steers a lean process-driven machine to ensure all five of Volkswagen Group UK’s brands are covered within the legal department’s £800,000 budget. In order to achieve that level of efficiency, processes, contracts and precedents are templated and centrally held. Meanwhile, access to the legal team […]

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Our corporate recovery team provides a full recovery and insolvency service to banks, finance companies, venture capitalists and insolvency practitioners. It also advises corporates about their duties to shareholders during difficult trading conditions. We advise on the preservation and realisation of assets as well as possible turnaround solutions for businesses in distress either inside or […]

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