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EECC Transposition – Portuguese Regulator ANACOM Publishes Draft

In this context, the Portuguese communications regulator (ANACOM) published on 4 August 2020 a draft document aimed at transposing the EECC (the Draft Transposition of the EECC), following a public consultation launched by the Government/ANACOM on 26 November 2019, in which various stakeholders provided their inputs on the matter. As a general rule, the draft transposition […]

Wrongful trading in Northern Ireland what is it and what has changed

Wrongful trading is a term that has received quite a bit of press over the last few months, mainly through the headlines generated by the UK Government’s unprecedented amendment to the wrongful trading provisions contained within our insolvency legislation. But what exactly is wrongful trading and what has changed?

Where feeding feels like abuse – a harrowing case

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & North Bristol NHS Trust v WA & Ors [2020] EWCOP 37 Introduction This application concerned WA, a Palestinian refugee, who believes he was born on 29 December 1994, and who was therefore 25 years old. WA is a patient at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, having been admitted due to malnourishment. […]

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DWF Manchester

Further cuts expected as DWF launches UK redundancy process

After providing the City with a trading update this morning, DWF is now entering the early stages of a consultation process in its UK operations. The consultation affects professional staff in its business services division. It is understood that the exercise puts around 15 to 18 positions at risk. The latest set of redundancies follows significant […]

Silicon Valley

Four reasons why Freshfields’ Silicon Valley launch affects the City

For a UK-headquartered firm, launching in Northern California is high-risk and high-impact. Unimaginably, a firm from the magic circle – that supposedly fragile, fading band – has opened its doors with seven senior lawyers, having lured not only prominent capital markets partner Sarah Solum from Davis Polk, but at the same time Boris Feldman, a […]

Dentons

Dentons to close two UK offices in switch to full-time remote working

Dentons is to shut its Aberdeen and Watford offices, with its employees and partners set to work from home permanently from now on. The firm will vacate the two premises, with all partners and employees (consisting of 66 people all together) set to permanently work from home. The Aberdeen and Watford employees will remain at […]

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