David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]
The government is consulting on legal changes that would assist the distribution of coronavirus and flu vaccines, by amending the exemptions to various criminal offences. John Binns looks at the detail.
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.
A business continuity plan is an essential tool for ensuring a business will survive a business impacting incident. 75% of companies without a business continuity plan will fail within 3 years of their first major incident and 20% of companies will suffer from a fire, flood, terrorism, power outage, roof damage or theft in any […]
The key lessons from the first two topics in our Brave New Law series.
In a tough commercial environment, improving the speed at which the enterprise can negotiate and close a transaction is vital.
How contract review technology puts GCs on equal footing with the rest of the senior management team, enabling them to become more efficient and speed up deal velocity.
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Arnold & Porter is to close its Frankfurt office, four years after entering Germany via its merger with fellow US firm Kaye Scholer. The US firm will shut its Frankfurt outpost, which houses around nine partners and 16 lawyers in total. Arnold & Porter had acquired the office after it pulled off a $1bn merger […]
The chief legal operations officer of National Grid is leaving the company, the second high-profile departure from the energy provider’s legal team in two months. Mo Zain Ajaz, chief counsel and global head of operational excellence, is leaving his role at the energy provider at the end of 2020, wrapping a stint that has lasted […]
Ashurst’s in-house digital solutions venture is launching its first-ever product, one year after its creation. Ashurst Advance Digital is launching a cloud-based tool aimed at helping clients deal with upcoming sustainability regulations looming over the financial services sector. The unit, which is led by partner Tara Waters and made its debut in early 2019, relies […]
Eversheds Sutherland’s Lee Ranson has been handed another four-year term, extending his leadership tenure through to 2025. Ranson will continue in his role as the chief executive of Eversheds Sutherland’s international business, which excludes operations in the US. Eversheds tends to announce successors, or reappointments early, with Ranson’s new term starting in May next year. […]
The chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)’s global data privacy and security practice has joined Greenberg Traurig in the US, alongside a partner and an associate in his team. The duo includes Colorado-based partner David Zetoony, who will join Greenberg’s Denver office and Chicago-based partner Jena Valdetero, who will keep practising in the same […]
A group of barristers, legal academics and lawyers have co-signed a letter against the implementation of self-identification. The group, some of whom specialise in discrimination law, are opposed to the operation of self-ID in public and private bodies. It comes after formal self-ID legislation was shelved earlier this month, which would have permitted widespread use […]