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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 […]


European moves: 24 January 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Baltics Baltic firm Sorainen has appointed former Estonian Chancellor of Justice Allar Jõks as a partner. Jõks joined the firm in 2009 as a specialist counsel. In a statement he said he hoped the partner appointment would prove his commitment to […]

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Green shoots

A new survey shows positivity is trickling back in to Ireland’s legal market as a recovering economy draws work their way, even in the notorious property sector Ireland’s efforts at hauling itself out of the pit of financial crisis have been praised by politicians and economists. The measures swiftly taken by the country’s government to […]

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Team of 4-5 Gray’s Inn clerks follows barristers to 39 Essex Street

A team of four clerks has left 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square to join 39 Essex Street just months after 24 barristers did the same. 4-5 Gray’s Inn senior clerk Michael Kaplan will join 39 Essex Street today along with Richard Bulaitis, Anthony King and Daniel Perry. Kaplan and his team officially left 4-5 Gray’s Inn […]

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Clydes names insurance expert Burns as successor to senior partner Payton

Clyde & Co partner James Burns will succeed Michael Payton as senior partner of the firm after he stood unopposed, The Lawyer can reveal. Insurance partner Burns was widely tipped to take the role after Payton stands down to become chairman of the firm (30 November 2012). The firm said Burns will act in the […]

Landlord’s possession claim not defeated by counterclaim in damages

With the threat of a possession order looming, tenants will try any number of things in an attempt to prevent an order being granted. The Court of Appeal has, however, confirmed in the case of Chowdhury v Woodman that an alleged breach of a landlord’s covenants will not defeat a claim for possession, even though it […]

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