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Slovenia – Cryptocurrency services to prevent money-laundering

By Anže Skodlar Crypto assets and among them cryptocurrencies, which this article focuses on, have proven themselves as an eminent opportunity in many aspects of the new digital economy, giving birth to new innovative enterprises and enabling exchange of value in a decentralized manner. This is also evident in Slovenia, being a well-known hub of successful […]

Establishment of innovation scientific and technological centres in Russia and other incentives for participants

By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]

Russia signs application of special economic measures due to unfriendly actions of Ukraine

By Yana Dianova On 22 October 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 592 “On the application of special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”, according to which the federal government bodies, local authorities, organizations and individuals under […]

Can your workplace deal with sexual harassment allegations?

By Paula Rome Although harassment is firmly front and centre in the media it would appear in a large number of workplaces there has been little practical impact. If we now have a newly empowered workforce who are willing to raise issues and employers are not dealing having to deal with issues then some employers […]

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Litigation Litigator's View

James Wilders on protection for plaintiffs over costs orders. James Wilders is a partner at Dickinson Dees A defendant may make an application for security of costs to ensure that if he defeats a claim brought against him he will have a fund available in England and Wales against which he can enforce any order […]

Northern firm accused of £1m legal aid scam

A COURT heard last week how a North West solicitor and three members of his staff, who were allegedly involved in defrauding the Legal Aid Board out of more than £1m, operated what was in effect a production line for manufacturing bogus claims. In a process staff at the law firm’s offices in Leigh and […]

Litigation Personal Injury 27/05/97

Kemp v Croydon Health Authority – QBD 23 April 1997 Claimant: Sam Kemp, Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant’s mother, Juliette Kemp, 29, carried no rhesus antibodies in her blood. First children of women with such a condition are normally born healthy but an injection is necessary after the first birth to ensure subsequent children are […]

Westlaw Europe challenges Lexis

Liz Davidson reports US legal publishing giant West Group is expanding into Europe with promises to provide an information service serving all the legal systems in Europe. UK lawyers will soon be able to tap into a research service which has the current working title of Westlaw-Sweet & Maxwell. This will provide legal information and […]

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