A simple legislative oversight at the start of the pandemic has meant that, whilst most other courts increased their accessibility to the public by giving access via remote video platforms, the Coroners Courts became more closed and secretive. All public, including accredited media representatives, have remained banned from watching any online broadcasts of coronial proceedings over the past twelve months.
Will an inquest always be required after a homicide trial when there have been alleged failures by state agents to protect life? In this Judicial Review case Garnham J gives us the answer by summarising the scope of the requirements of an effective Art 2 investigation and, particularly helpfully, setting out what is not required to satisfy the state’s the investigative obligation. The Senior Coroner […]
The Court of Appeal has reiterated, in Rees v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  EWCA Civ 49, that since non-pecuniary damages in civil claims against the police. e.g. for loss of liberty, or distress and inconvenience, are generally assessed by reference to all matters leading up to the judgment, there will usually be no need for an additional award of interest.
If concerns are raised that a person might be vulnerable to radicalisation, how long can a police force hold data about that person?
The coronial world is still coming to terms with the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Maughan and what it will actually mean for inquests in practice. Even following the additional guidance from the Chief Coroner the twittersphere still reverberates with questions such as how one can be ‘probably unlawfully killed’, whether how inquests […]
In this article, Nicholas Kuria discusses some of the most glaringly misguided notions relating to the use of offshore jurisdictions, with a focus on the British Virgin Islands.
In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.
In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.
HM Treasury publishes report of UK Listing Review, FCA issues fine for market manipulation and more March news.
Effective February 1st, 2021, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority began licensing and regulating builders and vendors as designated under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017.
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White & Case has hired two partners from Shearman & Sterling, as it rebuilds its London ranks following a recent steady flow of defections. The US firm has taken on partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks, who have spent little more than two years at Shearman. Sheddick is a partner in the project development and […]
CMS has made up 52 lawyers to partner worldwide, its largest-ever promotions round. The firm has promoted 52 partners globally, spanning 22 offices of which the UK accounted for 44 per cent of the total. In the UK, 23 new partners were made up. Of the London partners, energy lawyer Dalia Majumder-Russell joined from Clyde […]
Associates in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis are seeing expectations around their target hours spike considerably, The Lawyer has learned, as a result of rising workloads. Sources said junior lawyers at the US firm have seen their targets skyrocket. Over the past few months, they have risen from the bonus threshold of 2,000 […]
Forsters has entered discussions around its London property strategy, appointing CBRE as agents. The 177-lawyer firm, which is based in Mayfair, is understood to be scoping 50,000sq ft of space further north of the city, around Marylebone, north Oxford Street, Fitzrovia and Soho. Forsters, which derives nearly half of its revenue from its 21-partner real […]
Corporate veteran Nigel Boardman has been appointed by the Prime Minister to carry out an independent review into the ongoing Greensill saga. Boardman, who left Slaughter and May’s partnership in 2019, is a non-executive director of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has continued since as a senior consultant at Slaughters, with […]
Latham & Watkins and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are acting as cybersecurity start-up Darktrace confirms plans to go public. The Latham team for Darktrace is led by capital markets partner James Inness, with co-chair of the London corporate department Robbie McLaren and partners Josh Kiernan, Shing Yuin Lo and associate Koushik Prasad. Lo, a member of The […]
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