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12 things you didn’t know about electric vehicles

The significant shift in people’s travel routines over the last 12 months will likely trigger long-term changes for many and our urban spaces will need to continue to develop into ‘smart cities’. Electric vehicles and their charging points will form a significant part of this changing landscape.

Avenues of redress for stakeholders in Cayman incorporated companies facing the excesses of majority shareholders and/or their appointed directors

Against the backdrop of differing economies, laws and regulations throughout Asia, choosing to incorporate Cayman entities into holding and investment structures allows international stakeholders to co-operate under the aegis of a stable and effective judicial system. Appeals from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands lie with the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, comprising judges who have held high judicial office in the Commonwealth. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the final Appellate Court for the Cayman Islands. As such, through its Court system, Cayman is able to provide the investment community with impartial, established and highly regarded judicial resources dedicated to resolving complex commercial disputes.

Key changes to the LCIA and ICC arbitration rules

Two of the most prominent arbitral institutions globally, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce, have recently updated their rules to modernise and streamline the way in which arbitrations are administered. The changes are designed to increase efficiency, flexibility and transparency and to embrace the growing use of technology in business today.

Around the world (of Big Tech regulation) in 8 minutes

When Trump was ultimately banned from most mainstream social media services during his final month in office, many questioned if Big Tech should have the power to silence a sitting President in this way and if they had the right rationale to do so. Trump has now handed over @POTUS to Joe Biden and the whole world is talking about what may be in store for Big Tech when it comes to regulation as a result of this transformed understanding.

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Access all areas

It is widely held that regional Administrative Courts have promoted access to justice and lawyers outside London have geared up to meet the challenge In brief The opening of regional offices of the Administrative Court has led to increased work for local sets of chambers across the country. The move has accelerated the process of […]

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Coleridge J cleared of misconduct on pro-marriage stance

Mr Justice Coleridge has been cleared of judicial misconduct over his involvement with pro-marriage charity the Marriage Foundation, but said he would take a “lower profile” position. The Office for Judicial Complaints launched its investigation in May following a complaint that his neutrality as a judge could be compromised after he took part in a […]

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Matrix and DLA Piper seal costs victory for Coulson at CoA

Matrix Chambers and DLA Piper partner Jo Rickards have scored a victory in the Court of Appeal (CoA) for former News of the World (NoW) editor Andy Coulson, ordering the defunct tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) to pay his legal costs. Rickards instructed Matrix silks Tom Linden QC and James Laddie QC to lead […]

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Greenberg Traurig is “boys club”, says ex-partner in $200m class action claim

A former partner of US firm Greenberg Traurig has filed a proposed $200m class action lawsuit against the firm claiming that it encourages a “boys club” in which female lawyers are underpaid and treated “less favorably” than male counterparts in a similar role. According to the 52-page complaint name plaintiff Francine Friedman Griesing, who worked […]

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Radical change

In the internet age, the Leveson Report should seize the opportunity to address issues relating to more than just the traditional press, says Chris Scott The challenge for Lord Justice Leveson is to step out of the tawdry tales of press wrongdoing, most of which are already somehow outlawed, and focus on the practical and […]

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