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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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Presenting your case to PI insurers

Filling in insurance proposal forms may seem a rather mundane pursuit. Generally no one welcomes the rather thankless task of having to go through the laborious claims’ enquiry process, calculating the fee split of work and then completing the form. Yet so much money is at stake, and premiums have become so costly, that time […]

Court puts accident line rival on hold

A Law firm has been forced to suspend its new accident line service after being accused of deliberately trying to poach Law Society clients. The Sunderland-based practice was operating a freephone service with “a confusingly similar” number to the recently-launched Accident Line. But court action brought by the society last week forced the firm to […]

White joins Russell-Cooke

Sole practitioner Felicity White has joined the matrimonial department of 47-fee earner firm Russell-Cooke, Potter & Chapman. The department is headed by partner Madeleine Parker, who has three assistants. White has become a consultant. The department operates from offices in Kingston and Lincoln’s Inn. The news means the end of FJ White & Co, which […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 02/08/94

SHEILA VALERIE MAISIE TENNANT, solicitors clerk, who worked for Lister Croft, Wakefield, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent from Law Society and ordered to pay u727 costs. Tribunal told Tennant received a suspended two year jail sentence at Wakefield Crown Court on October 16, 1992, for theft. Sentence imposed after she […]

Barrister issues writ against MP

SOLE practitioner barrister Elikkos Georghiades has issued a writ against Labour MP barrister Gerald Bermingham accusing him of slander. The writ, issued earlier this year, claims “damages for slander contained in a statement to the members of the chambers of Ivor Richards QC at 11 South Square, published on or about 28 March 1991 by […]

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