Nowhere near enough homes in the right places – just one of the failings of the current planning system according to the Prime Minister in his foreword to the new White Paper: Planning for the Future released on 6 August.
Remember the wearable tech fail of Google Glass? Legal tech should never be about tech for tech’s sake. It needs to serve your business’ needs, so you can tackle the challenges you face head on smarter, faster and better.
Leaseholders can acquire management functions of their building from the landlord/management company where the building qualifies and there are sufficient numbers of tenants or “flats”.
Directors are having to take decisions at speed across an ever-increasing range of issues, whether related to health and safety or HR matters, on-going trading or company finances. Aside from the ever-present implications of COVID-19, one theme that links all of these decisions is the framework within which they are taken. Directors of all UK companies must comply with their statutory duties under the Companies Act 2006.
To support our clients and contacts in the retail and hospitality sectors, Shoosmiths hosted a webinar on 30 July 2020 focusing on the role of technology in making retail and hospitality safe and savvy in a post-Covid world.
On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth  EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.
Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.
The Tesco group shareholder action is due to go to trial at the High Court in October 2020. The trial is eagerly anticipated but it remains to be seen whether it will go ahead. Jonny Mitchell and Janine Alexander give their thoughts.
The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.
It has been undeniable for some time that technology will play a key role in the ongoing evolution of arbitration as the field becomes an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution. As far back as 2004 the ICC Commission on Arbitration was reporting on the subject, with a focus on a solution which we take […]
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Clyde & Co has been embroiled in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal after anti-corruption officials claimed that money held in the firm’s accounts were related to an ongoing fraud investigation. The 1MDB saga is one of the world’s largest financial fraud scandals which, among other things, has seen former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak […]
Turnover at Stephenson Harwood remained just above £200m for the second year running, with the firm unable to beat last year’s financial success. As part of a muted announcement for this year’s financials, the firm confirmed to The Lawyer that its revenue remained unchanged at £213m over 2019/20, which is far from last year’s 12 per […]
Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation team has started to allocate new cases based on suitability and experience, rather than location. Previously, if a case came into the firm’s Manchester office the litigation team in Manchester would lead on it. However, now the case will be allocated depending on office workload and experience as the firm ditches local […]
Addleshaw Goddard has brought back a third of its furloughed employees, with partner profit distributions also being reinstated. Addleshaws confirmed that just over a third of employees that were furloughed have now returned to work (29 per cent full-time and 4 per cent part-time), with some additional workers rotated. The firm has not specified numbers […]
As it seeks to assert itself deeper in the US market, Dentons has announced a tie-up with Utah-based Durham Jones & Pinegar. Dentons becomes the first global firm to lay down roots in Utah through the proposed combination with Salt Lake City headquartered Durham Jones & Pinegar. The moves comes as the latest step in its “Project […]
The High Court has granted Venezuela permission to appeal a judgment in the South American country’s dispute over whom the UK recognises as its president. The decision comes after Zaiwalla & Co brought legal proceedings on behalf of Nicolás Maduro’s government over reserves held by the Bank of England, represented by Herbert Smith Freehills. The […]