Global Human Rights Sanctions are here at last, tackling alleged criminals in Russia, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. But should they be greeted with unreserved enthusiasm?
As the COVID-19 lockdown eases further, more businesses will be able to recommence operating, or operating closer to how they did pre-lockdown. As this adaptation takes place, employers will be keen to ensure the safety of their employees and members of the public and understand the risks if they fail to do so.
The GDPR has just celebrated its second birthday and, to mark the occasion, the European Commission (‘EC’) has published an assessment of its effectiveness so far. While praising the ground-breaking data protection leviathan for what it has achieved to date, the EC has admitted that more needs to be done, particularly in the field of […]
When it was recently reported that the SFO had not conducted an interview or executed a search warrant since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, some commentators began to question whether this really was the end.
Disturbing stories are emerging of competition law abuse, including profiteering on essential products, highlighting significant gaps in existing regulatory powers. Some countries have introduced tough temporary powers, but the UK seems to be hesitating.
In the recent judgment of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in the matter of G3 Exploration Limited (Formerly Green Dragon Gas Ltd), Justice McMillan provided helpful guidance on the application of principles governing two pertinent areas of insolvency law in the Cayman Islands.
On 13 July 2020, guidance was issued providing clarity and confirmation to the treatment of virtual assets.
Mental capacity to consent to sexual relations is a topic which has plagued the Court of Protection for over a decade. Whether capacity is “person-specific”, “issue-specific”, “status-specific”, or “act-specific”, the case law has been difficult to penetrate at best.
There are numerous benefits of a legal answering service, here are just some of the reasons so many law firms use us to pick up the phone on their behalf.
Statutory demands in the British Virgin Islands have long been a useful option for creditors of defaulting companies.
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Students on the Bar Professional Training Course have voiced their anger after technical problems derailed their first online exam. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the BSB delayed certain BPTC exams until August then, following an outcry from students, announced the exams would be take place online instead. The delivery method chosen to allow students […]
Mishcon de Reya, which shelved further discussion of a part-IPO in the latter half of 2019/20, has reported a 5 per cent increase in PEP to just over £1m. Average profit per senior equity partner (PEP) rose to £1.05m. This meant it was finally able to improve upon its £1m figure after previously hitting the […]
Norton Rose Fulbright is the latest firm to cut pay for its newly qualified solicitors in London, which will now start with a base salary of £82,500. The drop of £5,000 coincides with a salary increase for associates and business services staff based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in September, although this will […]
Clyde & Co has been embroiled in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal after anti-corruption officials claimed that money held in the firm’s accounts were related to an ongoing fraud investigation. The 1MDB saga is one of the world’s largest financial fraud scandals which, among other things, has seen former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak […]
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Turnover at Stephenson Harwood remained just above £200m for the second year running, with the firm unable to beat last year’s financial success. As part of a muted announcement for this year’s financials, the firm confirmed to The Lawyer that its revenue remained unchanged at £213m over 2019/20, which is far from last year’s 12 per […]