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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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Fladgate hires three Locke Lord partners in largest-ever lateral move

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MPs’ report slams MoJ for ‘lack of evidence’ to back civil legal aid reform

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has released a damning report on the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) civil legal aid reform, saying that it was not based on evidence but on the objective to cut costs as quickly as possible. PAC chair Margaret Hodge said in a report released this morning (4 February): […]

House husbands, gender imbalance and divorce law

The case of a ‘house husband’ being granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal over a financial settlement in divorce proceedings has re-opened the gender argument in family proceedings. Rupert Nightingale a freelance photographer and stay-at-home husband and father was awarded a lump sum of £300,000 together with £50,000 a year maintenance as […]

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