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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 […]


IP rights: FT

Tim Bratton News organisations have had to grapple with seismic change since the ­advent of the internet. And none more so than the Financial Times which over the past five years has changed its business model. As one of the first news organisations to restrict access to its web content through metering and make that […]

Banco bonus

Spain’s legal market is emerging from the downturn in good shape thanks mainly to the government’s move to restructure the country’s financial services sector. A cross Europe law firms have been riding the turmoil of the past two years on a wave of restructuring and contentious work. Wherever you turn, the story is the same. […]


When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg declared in ­January 2010 that privacy was no longer a social norm he was articulating a profound shift in attitude over information. This, along with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 which requires public bodies to be more transparent, makes it clear that lawyers are operating in a changed […]

Geoff Nicolas and Phil Beckett

The Lawyer’s great debate: e-disclosure

One of the biggest issues in litigation management at the moment is e-disclosure. From Goodale v Ministry of Justice (2009), where Senior Master Whitaker of the Queen’s Bench ordered the defendants to complete a draft e-disclosure ­questionnaire as part of the disclosure process, to the draft Practice Direction 31B on e-disclosure to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, […]

McGrigors, Pinsents bag regeneration work in North

McGrigors and Pinsent Masons have advised on a £265m deal that has seen Newcastle City Council partner with a consortium of developers to regenerate the Scotswood area of ­Newcastle upon Tyne. McGrigors Manchester-based infrastructure partner Nick Ogden led the team advising the BKY consortium, which is made up of Barratt Developments subsidiary David Wilson Homes […]

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