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By David Asker Residential evictions The Government is introducing emergency legislation to prevent landlords from starting eviction proceedings against tenants for a period of at least three months. Here is the press notice. This is to protect renters in both social and private accommodation in these challenging times. It will allow those with financial difficulties […]
By David Asker Residential evictions As you may be aware, the Government is introducing emergency legislation to prevent landlords from starting eviction proceedings against tenants for a period of at least three months. This is to protect renters in both social and private accommodation in these challenging times. It will allow those with financial difficulties […]
By David Asker The Government has announced a package of support to renters, this support includes: Protection from eviction for renters Emergency legislation will be rushed through to suspend evictions from both social housing and privately rented accommodation. There will be no further residential possession proceedings through applications to the court. This will, of course, […]
By David Asker Unlicensed underground raves are on the increase, there is a thriving community of people engaged and ready to party in any empty commercial space. Social networks and communication The rise in raves coincides with more and more ways to communicate securely, with Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all being ways to engage with […]
By David Asker Valuation The valuation process means that the enforcement agent is required to obtain a valuation, the debtor is also given an opportunity to obtain an independent valuation if they so wish. The valuation is given in writing by the enforcement agent and this is shared with the debtor and any co-owner. Enforcement […]
Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.
Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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This year’s UK200 report launches on Thursday 29 September at noon! Watch this teaser from director of insight Matt Byrne to get a peek at some of the key themes of the 2022 report. Check out The Lawyer‘s UK Legal Signal channel for more information. Matt Byrne Q&A from The Lawyer on Vimeo.
Following the departure of The Ince Group’s CEO, it has been revealed that a payment of £15,000 will be paid to him and the company’s former head of finance for loss of office. According to an announcement on the London Stock Exchange, former CEO Adrian Biles along with his father John Biles, will receive the […]
Two City firms have bagged roles on the purchase by Nasdaq-listed consultancy company Tetra Tech of Oxfordshire-based RPS Group in an all-cash deal valued at £636m. The deal has been valued in 222 pence in cash. Last month, RPS approved a £591.1m takeover bid by WSP. The Lawyer has learned WSP was advised by Linklaters. […]
Private equity bidder Energy Capital Partners has swooped in to acquire London-listed Biffa in a deal valued at £1.3bn. Latham & Watkins advised the PE house, which focuses on acquiring assets in the energy transition space and spans electrification, decarbonisation and renewables. Latham’s team was led by London corporate partners David Walker and Douglas Abernethy, […]
Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon has reported a revenue growth of 10 per cent from £108.7m to £119.2m for the financial year 2021/2022. The firm also saw an uptick of 5 per cent in operating profits and an increase in 1 per cent in profits per equity partner (PEP) from £512,000 to £517,000. The previous year, the […]
Squire Patton Boggs has fended off an unfair dismissal claim by a former associate, who was made redundant in 2020 after low levels of work in its disputes team. A judgment released by the Employment Tribunal noted how Maria Davies was a level one associate in the law firm’s London office along with four others. […]
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