By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]
By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]
By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]
By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus  which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]
‘No man is an island’. So Lord Justice Baker reminded us recently in A local authority v JB  EWCA Civ 735,  All ER (D) 62 (Jun) (at ). The judgment provides a fascinating and comprehensive review of the law on capacity to have sexual relations, cutting through the confusing mire of (largely obiter) case law to bring a degree of clarity and refinement to the requisite capacity test.
Our presentation covers many topics, including the definition of a product defect vs a safety defect, the parties that may be liable for a product defect, limitation of liability clauses, Québec specification, product recalls and practical tips and considerations, as well as best practices, for you and your team.
Singaporean asset managers are increasingly making use of Jersey structures for the establishment of funds dealing with crypto-currency assets, to take advantage of a double taxation agreement which benefits Jersey-domiciled corporate structures managed in Singapore.
The deadline for applying to the European Settlement Scheme to obtain pre-settled or settled status passed on 30 June 2021. However, the Home Office has made it clear that there is flexibility and late applications will be considered. This provision may not last forever and anyone who has missed the deadline should take action immediately to apply.
On 9 July 2021, a number of important pieces of legislation were brought into force in the BVI on the same day. Those enactments have made significant changes to the law in their respective areas, namely trusts, probate, data protection and consumer protection.
Curious about the role of hydrogen in Canada’s future? Join us for an informative online session focusing on key opportunities and challenges on the horizon. Gowling WLG’s Myron Dzulynsky will be joined by three industry professionals to discuss a number of issues and answer questions regarding this emerging market. The panel dives into federal and provincial policies, discuss how governments at all levels can help make the hydrogen industry a success, as well as what we can learn from other jurisdictions in terms of leadership in the industry.
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Kirkland & Ellis has the largest investment funds practice in the City and has expanded the group’s headcount more significantly than any of its competitors over the past 12 months, new data from The Lawyer has revealed. The report, which will be released on The Lawyer’s Signal channel next week, shows that Kirkland has a […]
Slaughter and May has joined the long list of firms to have increased its salaries for newly-qualified solicitors. The firm said it had raised salaries for its NQs to £100,000. The £100,000 salary is up from £90,500, with a discretionary bonus on top of that. The firm stated that there has also been an increase […]
Gateley, the first UK law firm to announce an initial public offering, has added a construction business to its group. Tozer Gallagher will be joining Gateley Vinden, a specialist part of the firm that provides advisory services to the property and construction markets. A chartered quantity surveyor and construction consultancy in Manchester and London, Tozer […]
Travers Smith has found its next chief finance officer among Linklaters’ ranks, as its current head looks set to retire at the end of the year. The UK firm has tapped Christopher Skeet, the magic circle firm’s group financial controller. His appointment was part of the planning around the retirement of Travers’ finance director Paul […]
Lawyers and staff at Shearman & Sterling will be asked to attend the office three days a week, as part of a new global approach to its reopening. From September, the firm will expect to see everyone in the office every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is understood that the firm’s global committee wanted to […]
More firms have published their trainee retention figures for the autumn. Mayer Brown is holding on to eight of its 10 qualifying trainees, including one on a fixed-term contract. Four take up newly-qualified jobs in litigation, two go to the corporate team and the other two join the intellectual property and banking and finance departments […]
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