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Welcome protection for consumers of certain cryptoasset investments

By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]

Planning conditions and access routes – DB Symmetry v Swindon BC

By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on the long residence rule

By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]

Green light for mortgage repossessions

By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus [1] which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]

Court dismisses challenge to decision granting planning permission for relocation of works at nuclear power station within AONB

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council [2020] 9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]

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Charity trustees legal and governance webinar update series

In recent years the Charity Commission has concentrated on its statutory objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities and many in the charity sector consider it has dwelt unduly on the negatives. However the Commission has four other objectives set out in the Charities Act 2011 and we now see more attention paid to promoting compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations and the effective use of charitable resources.

Expedited trademark examination now available in Canada

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.

Appealing civil judgments in Guernsey

This snapshot outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court of Guernsey. It also mentions recent developments in appealing judgments of the Guernsey Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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Slater & Gordon secures Welsh bolt-ons as UK half-year revenue soars to £60m

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HSBC turns to BLP in a bid to dispel tax evasion allegations

HSBC has instructed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for legal advice, following the leak of client accounts by whistleblower Hervé Falciani. The leaked documents show that HSBC helped thousands of wealthy clients to evade tax through its Swiss private bank between 2005 and 2007.  Media outlets the Guardian, Le Monde, BBC Panorama and Washington-based International Consortium of […]

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Will the UK begin to regulate Bitcoins in 2015?

The UK needs a light touch, regulatory regime focused on virtual currency exchanges. On 13 December 2013, the European Banking Authority (EBA) warned the public about the risks associated with buying, holding and trading virtual, digital and crypto currencies: “Consumers are not protected through regulation when using [these] currencies … and may be at risk […]

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Novae Group appoints RSA lawyer as first group general counsel

Insurance underwriter Novae Group has appointed Alexandra Moon as its first-ever group general counsel. The move will also see her join Novae Group’s executive committee, reporting into its chief executive Matthew Fosh. Novae Group, which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1998, is a specialist Lloyds insurer. Moon joined on 2 February […]

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