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Guernsey focusing on family offices

Guernsey’s recently published Financial Services Policy Framework sets out an approach to capitalise upon a range of global specialisms to ensure that Guernsey remains a strong, and stable financial centre servicing sophisticated clients from around the world. Financial services and the associated professional services that support them account for more than half of the jurisdiction’s […]

Real estate business fined under consumer protection legislation

By Louise Power What do real estate businesses need to know? We have reported recently on the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law within the leasehold housing market.  We have also published various earlier briefings [1] in which we have: flagged to housebuilders/developers and other businesses operating within the real estate industry, the […]

MHCLG call for evidence on tenancy deposit reform

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Deborah Brown explain the UK Government’s call for evidence on potential tenancy deposit reform in the private rented sector. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a call for evidence which seeks to inform the UK […]

Duty of care to protect customers? Legal and practical considerations for lenders

Social and commercial context Reports of violence on the high street are on the rise. Unfortunately, even the briefest of internet research reveals a worrying number of incidences of violence in the UK.  Within just the last year there have been: a stabbing in a supermarket; armed robberies at Barclays on Vauxhall Bridge Road, at […]

Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement 2019

Ana Marta Castro and Raul Mota Cerveira, partners, contribute for the international publication Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement, a comparative guide that analyses Public Procurement legislation on 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. The lawyers are responsible for the Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe chapters, where they explain relevant […]

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The press is not fit to regulate itself. Indeed, only yesterday Newsnight reported that – ahead of the full Privy Council meeting on Wednesday – a sub-committee of the Privy Council has already rejected the industry’s charter for regulation as insufficiently independent. Two recent examples of the press’s poor conduct underline why real independent regulation is vital.  Two […]

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Early start in Boston

After Dublin, what city is more Irish? Boston of course. Considering the successful turnout of the IBA conference in Dublin last year, it appears that the luck of the Irish continues with another impressive IBA annual conference. For some, the conference already started on Sunday morning as we attended a master class facilitated by Harvard […]

Pinsent Masons beats 40 firms to win sole legal provider contract for Eon

Pinsent Masons has scooped the mandate to be the sole legal provider for Eon over 40 other firms, taking on responsibility for the energy company’s day-to-day work on a fixed-fee basis. The news comes months after Pinsents won an instruction to carry out all the business-as-usual legal work for construction giant Balfour Beatty (25 March […]

Nuix Director makes the hard work of eDiscovery easier with automated workflows

Template-driven web application scales from small cases to big data, empowering eDiscovery analysts and technicians to deliver consistent, defensible and error-free results Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, today launched Nuix Director, a template-driven web application that streamlines eDiscovery workflows and enables clients and service providers to complete projects rapidly, consistently and without […]

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