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 […]
In Tershana v Albania  ECHR 586; (2021) 72 EHRR 13, the authorities’ failure adequately to investigate an acid attack against a woman amounted to a breach of the procedural obligation under article 2, justifying damages of €12,000. In some ways, however, the judgment seems to be unsatisfying – citing cases that don’t quite fit the propositions stated and not examining potential breaches of articles 3 and 14.
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 […]
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.
When setting up a global anti-counterfeiting programme for the first time, there are several aspects to consider.
The importance of building a compelling profile in this new normal and the ways executives can elevate their virtual presence.
Bills to bring in significant amendments to the BVI’s trusts and probate legislation were gazetted on 12 March 2021. Below is a summary of the headline changes.
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Dentons exists in over 70 countries but is still looking to expand.
Anderson Strathern and Allen & Overy’s growth strategies have a few similarities.
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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 […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced a reduced number of promotions in London as opposed to last year, with six making the cut. The firm has promoted 22 new partners, effective from May 2021. It marks a similar number to last year’s promotions, when the firm made up 21 lawyers. Most of the promotions are centred […]
After last year’s reduced round of just two promotions, Mishcon de Reya has now added six lawyers to its partnership. This includes a total of four new female partners, with the firm bolstering its corporate, family, finance and real estate departments. Head of Mishcon Purpose Alexander Rhodes has also been given the nod, whose role […]
The Ince Group has ended the salary reductions introduced at the height of the pandemic, as it starts to formulate policies around future working arrangements. In April 2020, the firm agreed salary reductions that ranged from 10 to 30 per cent for employed staff and amounted to 30 per cent for members of the plc. […]
Six firms have won a place on Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) near-£90m professional services framework, after it was delayed due to “exceptional circumstances” last year. Ashurst, Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Gowling WLG, Squire Patton Boggs and Weightmans have been appointed to Lot 9 (Legal services for major or complex projects) of TfGM’s professional services panel. […]
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