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An NHS Trust v JP [2019]

Written by Michael Mylonas QC Williams J approves plan for covert sedation and C-section of incapacitous 25 year old The best laid plans … In NHS Trust v JP [2019] EWCOP 23[1], in a decision which emphasises the importance of an overall evaluation of best interests rather than placing undue focus on any one of several […]

Manage DSAR Challenges through Workflow Optimisation and Automation

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on 25 May 2018, it eliminated the cost barrier for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), potentially increasing the burden on organisations required to provide the results, and all in a tighter timeline. This has created a challenge for many organisations […]

Bulgaria introduces more detailed rules for provision of remote and online payment services

By Svilen Issaev, Denitsa Kuzeva The Bulgarian National Bank (the “BNB”) has recently adopted amendments to its Ordinance No 3 on the Terms for the Opening of Payment Accounts, Execution of Payment Transactions and Use of Payment Instruments (the “Ordinance”). The new amendments bring the Ordinance in line with the provisions of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/389[1] (the […]

Bermuda Public Companies Update – July 2019

In the latest edition of our Bermuda Public Companies Update we recap significant transactions involving Bermuda public companies over the period H1 2019. Global market update The first half of 2019 saw a notable slow-down in global market activity from the same period last year. Capital raised in the global IPO market fell by 37%, with volume down 34% on […]

Reflecting on Reflective Loss

By Nigel K. Meeson Primeo Fund (In Official Liquidation) and Bank of Bermuda (Cayman) Limited, HSBC Securities Services (Luxembourg) SA (Cayman Islands Court of Appeal 13 June 2019) The common law principle of reflective loss has been judicially described as a “perplexing and developing area”. The most recent decision of the Court of Appeal in […]

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Shoosmiths advises Hitachi Rail Europe on agreements for £82m train assembly plant

Shoosmiths has helped finalise agreements for an £82m train assembly plant that is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the north east. A multi-discipline team from the law firm advised client Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) on real estate, planning and construction matters. Shoosmiths is lead adviser to HRE in connection with the Intercity Express […]

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Pinsents smashes £300m barrier with revenues of £309m

Pinsent Masons has broken through the £300m barrier to post a five per cent increase in turnover from £295m to £309m, a year after its merger with McGrigors. The firm acquired McGrigors on 1 May last year. In 2011/12 McGrigors revenues stood at £74m (5 July 2012) while Pinsents posted turnover of £221m, meaning that […]

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Lady Hale named as deputy president of the Supreme Court

The first female judge in the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, has made history again by becoming the first woman to be named deputy president of the top court. Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale will succeed Lord Hope SCJ, who is will to stand down later this week (28 June). Hale said: “It is an honour […]

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