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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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Pharaoh ups stumps for rival

Paul Pharaoh is leaving Birmingham firm Shakespeares to join a rival firm in the city, Martineau Johnson. Pharaoh joins as a partner in the education department on 10 June. He has been a partner at Shakespeares and its predecessor firms for 20 years. He will continue his work as a member of the Law Society […]

US Lawyers discuss tackling US sanctions against Cuba and anti-European legislation

US lawyers are to meet next week to discuss ways of tackling proposed new US laws restricting companies from establishing offices in Cuba and to counter legislation emerging from Europe. Joseph Griffin, a Washington-based partner with US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, will chair a conference of senior lawyers and US and UK government officials […]

In brief: Unqualified assessors move in on victims

Personal injury victims are being doorstepped by unqualified claims assessors in a wheeze designed to drum up extra business for solicitors, warned Michael Napier, outgoing president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. The doorstepping approach is the latest attempt by intermediaries and marketing groups to share in potential awards to accident victims. Napier told […]

Napier bows out as threat to Mears rises

A NATIONAL campaign to oust Martin Mears from Chancery Lane received an immediate setback over the weekend when Michael Napier, the personal injury lawyers’ leader, announced he would not be challenging the president. The campaign for the Law Society presidency began in earnest last Friday with the launch of a national solicitors’ group determined to […]

Litigation Personal Injury 13/05/96

Kownacki v Metropolitan Police – QBD, 29 April 1996 Claimant: Andrew Kownacki, 31 Incident: False imprisonment Injuries: Malicious arrest; plaintiff arrested during drug raid on public house in Hammersmith, London, where he worked as barman Jury award: £108,750 – £45,000 award for punitive damages Judge: Mr Justice French Plaintiff’s solicitors: Cart-wrights, Bristol Mansfield v Bacon […]

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