The government has sought to give assurances to the Children’s Commissioner about concerns that a child could be detained without notice to their parents. But are they enough? Concerns and clarification Some of the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 have prompted concerns from the Children’s Commissioner’s Office (CCO), which in turn have prompted public alarm […]
Globally, the number of publicly disclosed attacks rose by 273% in Q1 of 2020 compared with the same period last year.
The final notice recently issued by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority against the London branch of Frankfurt-based Commerzbank AG offers some insights into the anti-money laundering (AML) systems of a major financial institution, the flaws in those systems and the FCA’s approach to dealing with those flaws.
Magnitsky sanctions are a novel way to deal with people who are said to have breached fundamental human rights. But do these powers make sense, and can we be confident they will be operated fairly?
What does the first list of ‘designated persons’ under the UK’s Magnitsky sanctions regime tell us about how they will be used?
In the wake of the economic downturn resulting from the global pandemic, a significant increase in fraud cases can unfortunately be expected. There are two principal reasons.
I. INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING COMPANY FOR STARTUPS In the first article of our startup series, we have mentioned crowdfunding, which is a contemporary and interesting topic, and dwelled on the conditions of using crowdfunding as an alternative financing source in your company. For the second article of our series, we want to turn our course back a little bit, to the period when your ideas and your startup are slowly maturing. One of the most important questions in mind during the initial period when there is no legal entity yet when there is just you and perhaps your partner, your opinion and effort are undoubtedly “Will we establish a company?”
Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.
There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.
Quantuma managing director Darren Mason recently spoke to the Daily Express about why the latest tax changes could mean dramatic changes to UK pension plans in the coming months, see full article below.
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Brown Rudnick has hired yet another partner to its global restructuring team, with Tony Horspool set to join the US firm’s London ranks. Horspool will join up with Brown Rudnick’s corporate restructuring and special situations team in the capital, following the hire of Richard Obank and Colin Ashford who defected from DLA Piper at the […]
Weightmans has said it will pay its staff their full salary after making cuts earlier in the year, while also deciding to reinstate distributions from October. From June, the firm’s employees took, on average, an 11 per cent salary reduction, which Weightmans said would be reviewed at the end of October. From 1 September however, […]
The UK Government has introduced a raft of changes to the Employment Tribunal, in a bit to manage the case backlog caused by coronavirus. The changes, which have been brought by business minister Paul Scully, includes allowances for the judiciary to deploy non-employment judges into the tribunal. This change means that judges can act in […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has brought in another partner from the magic circle, this time Clifford Chance’s Owen Lysak. Lysak made partner at Clifford Chance in 2017 and joined the firm in 2004 as a trainee. He advises private funds, asset managers and financial institutions on regulatory issues and transactions, related to the likes of […]
Keating Chambers has put forward £20,000 to help fund a criminal bar pupillage, in a bid to offset the financial impact of the pandemic on the criminal bar. The one-off fund will support one pupillage for an aspiring criminal barrister. Construction set Keating has pledged the money for a set that has had to withdraw […]
The legal world is mourning the loss of one of its real estate stalwarts, Geoffrey Lander, who passed away on Saturday 12 September. The former Nabarro head of real estate and a prominent figure within the wider property community passed away while undergoing chemotherapy aged 69. Tributes recall Lander’s immense charisma and charm, as well […]