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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 […]



The tomorrow people

With mounting concerns about next year’s rise in university tuition fees, it is understandable that ­students from less well-off ­backgrounds may feel tempted to throw in the towel. Indeed, at a potential cost of £9,000 per year, a degree in most disciplines is arguably on track to be the preserve of the rich. But for the Year 12 […]

IP rights: Lycatel

Mohammed Malique  Think back to 4 October 2010 at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The battle over the ownership of Liverpool FC is raging on after owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett are awarded a temporary restraining order by a Texas court, ­preventing the club’s sale. While the members of the press […]

Building blocks

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) suffered a major setback last week when the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) reduced the fines it had imposed on six construction companies that had taken part in a price-fixing racket. Lawyers say the decision will force the OFT to reassess how it calculates penalties against companies found to be […]

Deborah Prince

Industry stars to judge The Lawyer Awards 2011

The Lawyer has ­assembled a stellar list of judges for The Lawyer Awards 2011 this summer. The annual awards ­ceremony, which this year will take place in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday 21 June, is about celebrating excellence across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, and the bar. It is unquestionably the biggest night of the year […]


Eversheds’ City projects chief defects to Stephenson Harwood

The head of Eversheds’ London projects team Jonathan Cripps is set to defect to Stephenson Harwood along with partner Rebecca Carter. While no date has been set for when the pair will join the firm, Stephenson Harwood confirmed that they will be joining “in due course”. During his time at Eversheds, Cripps helped the Ministry […]

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