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What the Financial Collateral Act in Serbia brings to the table

The Serbian Parliament adopted the Financial Collateral Act (“FCA“) on 8 June 2018 (published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 44/2018). The FCA bill was proposed by the Serbian Central Bank (National Bank of Serbia, “NBS“) on 22 May 2018 and the FCA will apply as of 1 January 2019. Financial contracts which have not been enforced by […]

Location, location, location: the dangers of tracking whereabouts on social media

Snapchat’s map feature has been called “creepy” and “dangerous” by the media since its inception last year. The feature enables users to track their friends’ locations at any time, across the globe. This adds to a myriad of settings on the app which allow users to share their location with others. The very act of […]

‘Valued Landscape’ – not a ‘restrictive policy’

On 9th June the High Court settled this long-running conundrum by sealing a consent order in which the Secretary of State agreed that paragraph 109 of the Framework is not a restrictive policy for the purposes of footnote 9.  This Note explains why…

Netherlands: Working permit no longer required for Croatian nationals

On 8 June the Minister of Social Affairs announced that the Dutch government has decided to not extend the transitional scheme, which is currently in place and requires Croatian nationals to obtain a work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning)  to work in the Netherlands…

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John Morris, a consultant at Sinclair Roche & Temperley where he was senior partner between 1975 and 1995, has announced his retirement. Jonathan Hunt, a part-time consultant in the shipping litigation department, is also leaving to join Richards Butler.

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Law Society releases guideline fees to aid uncertain solicitors

A PLAN to introduce guideline fees for solicitors doing non-contentious work has been drawn up by Robert Sayer, the deputy vice-president of the Law Society. Under the plans, details of which were circulated to members of the Law Society’s council last week, local law societies would publish a guide for clients as to how long […]

Napier to make big decision this week

Michael Napier is due to announce this week whether he is to stand against Michael Mathews in this summer’s Law Society presidential elections. Last week David McIntosh guaranteed a contested election by putting his name forward for vice-president against Robert Sayer, the current deputy vice-president. In a letter to council members Napier, senior partner at […]

Juggling with home and career

Yet again the legal press is full of stories about partners, teams and senior assistants moving firms. Gone are the days when lawyers joined one firm and had a “job for life”. In order to retain key players, the quality of life of those individuals is an increasingly important issue for firms to address. In […]

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