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CEE legislation tracker: Czech Republic

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]

CEE legislation tracker: Turkey

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Article 23 to 27 of the Capital Markets Law (governing material transactions and minority shareholders, including the right to exit, the offer to buy shares, the obligation to buy shares, the right to sell) will not apply to the transactions of the Turkey Wealth Fund, sub-funds and companies that will […]



Do institutional clients threaten lawyer independence?

Last night I gave a talk at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London. Titled “Do Institutional Clients Threaten Lawyer Independence?” the short answer was a simple “yes”. Professional independence is conventionally considered both a hallmark and bulwark of professional practice, with collective independence – the idea of self-regulation – and individual […]

Charles Russell Speechlys takes over PIP defence from BLM

Charles Russell Speechlys has replaced BLM as lawyer to thousands of British women bringing a group claim over faulty breast implants, The Lawyer can reveal. Charles Russell Speechlys partner Prav Reddy came on the record last week (5 January), taking over from BLM product liability head Jim Sherwood. The case is listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings

The latest curated top legal briefings of the week With 2016 upon us many will be struggling to get back into the swing of their working day. After all, it can be hard after a week or two on holiday eating copious amounts of food and drinking too heavily. However, the festive period can be […]

Serjeants’ Inn’s John Beggs QC enters the Hot 100

John Beggs QC of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has been ranked as one of “the best lawyers in the business” with his inclusion in The Lawyer’s Hot 100. John, one of 10 barristers in this list, is described as “the  go-to man for a policeman facing the courts.” For the full report please click here.

Revealed: the firms that hire most trainees from their paralegals

Exclusive research by Lawyer 2B has revealed the firms which recruit most heavily from their paralegal pool. Among the large firms which offered a significant number of training contracts to their own paralegals is Trowers & Hamlins, which recruited 40 per cent of its 2015 trainee intake from among its own paralegals. In August, Lawyer 2B […]

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