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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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House of Lords: Lord Chancellor does not need to be a lawyer

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has determined that the Lord Chancellor’s role does not have to be filled by a qualified lawyer, although a background in law would be “a distinct advantage”. The committee’s report on the role of the Lord Chancellor, published today (11 December), said that while the Lord Chancellor and the […]

Eversheds comments on impact of Black Friday on November retail sales figures

James Batham, head of retail sector at Eversheds, has commented on the impact of Black Friday on November retail sales. He said that the figures are encouraging but must continue into December. Batham said: ‘Retailers hoping to end 2014 on a high needed to hit the ground running for the all-important Christmas trading period; and […]

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This year has been the year when the promise of local authority alternative business structures (ABSs) finally came good. In August Buckinghamshire County Council and Milton Keynes Fire Authority’s joint venture was the first local authority body to be granted an ABS licence, followed closely by the London Boroughs of Harrow and Barnet, which merged […]

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