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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 […]


Allen & Overy hires Stephen Lloyd as private equity partner in its corporate group

Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Stephen Lloyd as a private equity partner in its London corporate group. Lloyd joins from Ashurst, where he was managing partner of the London corporate department from 2009 to 2012 and global head of corporate from 2012. His practice focuses mainly on private equity; however, he has considerable experience […]

Site waste management plans revoked in England

By Sophie Wilkinson The government has acted on its plan to revoke site waste management plans (SWMPs) in England, with effect from the 1 December 2013. This is part of its ‘Red Tap Challenge’ to reduce the administrative burden on businesses. SWMPs were introduced in 2008 and were required to be in place before construction […]

No5 Chambers successfully defends planning permission for Morrison’s

No5 Chambers’ Timothy Jones and Victoria Hutton have successfully defended planning permission for a Morrison’s supermarket in the face of a judicial review application. On 4 December 2013 Mr Justice Hickinbottom handed down judgement having presided over a rolled-up hearing in the case of R (on the application of Midcounties Co-operative Limited) v Swindon Borough Council […]

Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers prosecutes knifeman at Birmingham Crown Court

Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers has prosecuted Cedric Brown, 46, who has been jailed for five years after carjacking a mother’s car with her two chidren inside.  In April last year Brown was escaping the scene of an attempted burglary when he threatened Lucy Lawton with a knife and told her to get out of […]


Hong Kong: Solid state

It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out  Demand for prime office space is always a good barometer of a city’s business climate. In the legal sector, changes in firms’ office space can reflect dealflow and staffing levels in […]

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