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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Accountancy and consulting giant EY is the third of the big four accountants to enter the regulated legal market after being granting an ABS licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).  The accountancy firm has already appointed three UK partners to its legal services business and plans to recruit a further 30 staff over the […]

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Stories of the year: Clifford Chance rings the changes in July

There was no let-up in news over July: stories hitting the headlines included a radical management overhaul at Clifford Chance, the first in a string of departures from Doughty Street, the conviction of three Gibraltar lawyers for fraud – and of course the wedding of the year. Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam […]

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France dominates European moves for 2014 while US firms look to rivals for hires

Almost a third of appointments made by law firms in Continental Europe in the last year have been in France, analysis of this year’s lateral hires have shown, with US firms preferring to recruit from their international rivals over independent firms. Out of 317 partner and other European hires reported to The Lawyer during the course […]

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European moves: 11 December 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Clifford Chance EU public policy head and competition partner Oliver Bretz is to leave the firm in the New Year to set up an independent competition law boutique (8 December 2014). Bretz will set up the boutique in 2015, 16 […]

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Law firm management – the highlights

Last month we brought you insight on what it is that makes the job of managing a law firm so tough. From giving up day-to-day practice to the loneliness of high office, it was clear that the role of a law firm leader is a challenging one. But, as we have showcased throughout the year […]

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