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Charity trustees legal and governance webinar update series

In recent years the Charity Commission has concentrated on its statutory objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities and many in the charity sector consider it has dwelt unduly on the negatives. However the Commission has four other objectives set out in the Charities Act 2011 and we now see more attention paid to promoting compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations and the effective use of charitable resources.

Expedited trademark examination now available in Canada

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.

Appealing civil judgments in Guernsey

This snapshot outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court of Guernsey. It also mentions recent developments in appealing judgments of the Guernsey Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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Allen & Overy has made up 30 partners in its latest round of promotions, including 10 in London. The promotions represent 16 offices across the firm’s global network, with the City taking a third of the spots. Last year 10 City partners were also promoted in London, while 14 made the cut in 2018. The […]

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Five City lawyers get the nod in Simmons’ latest promos

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced a reduced number of promotions in London as opposed to last year, with six making the cut. The firm has promoted 22 new partners, effective from May 2021. It marks a similar number to last year’s promotions, when the firm made up 21 lawyers. Most of the promotions are centred […]

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