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By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

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By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

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Allen & Overy has announced that Matthew Bathon, an intellectual property (IP) lawyer specialising in litigating section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), has joined the firm’s global intellectual property practice as senior counsel in the Washington DC office. He joins Allen & Overy from the ITC, where he served as a senior investigative attorney in […]

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