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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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Ex-champion's share deal goes sour

Motor racing driver Nigel Mansell is facing allegations of insider share dealing in a case now pending in the High Court’s Chancery Division. Mansell and his wife Rosanne are suing for return of money alleged to have been paid by them to a golfing friend, Anthony Collard, in a share transaction. Collard, who it is […]

Questionable geography

If Dibb Lupton Broomhead shared the misapprehension of your reporter (The Lawyer 23 July) that Dupont was a Swiss-owned company, and not American-owned as it is, then this might partly explain why Eversheds won the business. Geneva is, of course, the firm’s Europe and Africa headquarters. Mark Pavan MAPA Management Consultants 73 Princedale Road London […]

No claims become a bonus

Some time in 1997 the former partners of accountancy firm Binder Ham- lyn will discover whether they have to pay a £105 million professional negligence claim. Law firms are following the case closely as it makes its way from the High Court to the Court of Appeal – bad news for Binder Hamlyn is bad […]

Bond Pearce partner makes the grade

Commercial firm Bond Pearce has elected Nigel Theyer as senior partner. A commercial property specialist and president of the Plymouth law society, Theyer joined the firm as a trainee in 1975. He takes over the position in autumn, succeeding Jonathan Trafford who retires from the South West firm next spring. Theyer said he intended to […]

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