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Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

Portugal: Fund management 2018

By Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Carlos Filipe Couto How is fund management regulated in your jurisdiction? Which authorities have primary responsibility for regulating funds, fund managers and those marketing funds?

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Simon Moore highlights the inadequacies of electoral law.

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The heart of the matter

Lawyers and doctors worldwide have been voicing their concern about the lack of legislation controlling cross-species transplants. Alison Laferla is a freelance journalist. Eminent lawyers and doctors from all over the world called for an end to cross-species transplants earlier this month at a conference in Vancouver on pig-to-human organ transplants. Xenotransplantation – the transfer […]

Pensions case reconsidered

Leslie Lintott (above) has been appointed managing partner at Penningtons, becoming one of only three women to head a City firm. Penningtons went through a difficult period in 1995 and 1996, when staff numbers fell from 359 to 279. “We needed to position ourselves sensibly in the market,” Lintott said. “Some people fitted into the […]

Teleworking reigns at City firm

Elizabeth Davidson reports A LONDON commercial practice whose fee earners work from home has come first in a national British Telecom IT contest. Davis & Co is believed to be the only City firm to have designed its business around the use of IT and to have introduced teleworking for all its staff. It received […]

Litigation Personal Injury 15/7/97

Siddle v Redfern – CA 2 July 1997 Incident: Road traffic accident Appeal issue: Damages – strike out Appeal contentions: Defend-ant’s appeal from an order of Judge Taylor, Durham County Court, 20 September 1996, dismissing the appellant’s application to strike out the plaintiff’s claim for damages for personal injury in a road traffic accident. The […]

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