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FCA opens notifications for temporary permissions regime in case of no-deal Brexit

By François Pfister, Anne-Gaëlle Delabye In order to ensure that investment funds that are currently marketed in the United Kingdom under the European Economic Area (EEA) passporting regime continue to be able to do so in the event of there being no implementation period based on the withdrawal agreement after 29 March (no-deal Brexit), the […]

Changes in the procedure for admission of foreign medical devices and medicines to public procurement in Russia

On 1 January 2019, amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 102 of 05.02.2015 that provides for restrictions and conditions for the admission of certain types of medical devices originating from foreign countries for the purpose of procurement for state and municipal needs (“Resolution No. 102”). And the Resolution of […]

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Birds Eye sues distributor

Birds Eye Wall’s is taking Northampton Ice Cream to the High Court in a claim for u400,000, for alleged breach of a distributor agreement. Birds Eye is claiming u177,904 for goods supplied and u220,199 for ice creams supplied. The dispute arises out of an alleged deal under which Birds Eye says it agreed to deliver […]

It has been a bad week for:

Lord Hoffmann, whose connections with Amnesty International threatened to throw the Pinochet affair into further chaos. Pinochet’s lawyers have lodged an appeal against a House of Lords decision that Pinochet did not have sovereign immunity, believed to relate to allegations of Hoffmann’s perceived bias. Designers of a futuristic magistrates’ court building in Southampton, whose u13m […]

Mathews slams Irvine over rights of audience

The Law Society has accused the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, of grabbing too much power by giving himself the right to decide who is granted rights of audience in court. President Michael Mathews has joined leading judges in criticising the Lord Chancellor for taking the power previously held by an independent body like the Advisory […]

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Steel and Morris:Every lawyer's nightmare

Helen Steel and Dave Morris When London Greenpeace activists Helen Steel and Dave Morris were accused of libelling restaurant chain McDonald’s, no one dreamt it would lead to the longest trial in English legal history. Shaun Pye meets the McLibel defence as the duo prepare to enter the Court of Appeal. Observing a recent directions […]

Prisoners' rights to condoms reviewed

Roger Pearson reports on the High Court decision to give the go-ahead to a case campaigning for access to condoms in jail. The right of prisoners to have access to condoms is to be debated in the High Court. The ground-breaking case is being brought by former prisoner Glen Fielding, a long-time campaigner for all […]

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