Litigation Recent Decisions 04/07/95

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Consumer loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs

By Mateja Ule In the past years, Slovenian courts have been faced with several actions filed by consumers requesting the court to declare loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs null and void. While the courts of first and second instance seemed to struggle to find a common approach in assessing the validity of Swiss francs loan […]

Are robots writing your will?

By Aidan Grant Law firm VWV conducted a poll which found that the majority of people asked are wary about the use of artificial intelligence in the preparation of wills, with almost a third of respondents saying that they would not want any artificial involvement at all. It must be said that, as with many stories, […]

Adjudication decisions: Avoiding enforcement where the money may disappear

By Michael Bennett The losing party in an adjudication always asks one question – do we really have to pay?  In most cases the answer will be yes, but the list of reasons for saying no just got slightly longer. The recent Court of Appeal case of Gosvenor London Limited v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited [2018] EWCA […]

Data Protection Officer: Bar Association makes announcement on overlapping roles

The General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association («PBA») has finally announced its position on the situation of lawyers who act as Data Protection Officers («DPOs»). This announcement clarifies the PBA’s understanding on holding the position of DPO while practising as a lawyer. The PBA’s position appears in Opinion no. 14/PP/2018-G, published on 28 September […]

Cayman Islands economic substance requirements

By Nick Rogers, David McIntyre From 1 January 2019, new legislation will come into effect in the Cayman Islands, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 was passed on 17 December 2018, after an extensive process of consultation with the EU […]

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Naylor scores a first mixed double

SOLICITOR advocate Judith Naylor has achieved a major breakthrough in her career after appearing alongside a QC in a murder trial. Naylor, a partner in the Barnsley solicitor advocate firm Orsborn Naylor, was led by QC Jonathan Hall in a murder case in which her partner Brian Orsborn was instructing solicitor. Naylor, who believes she […]

Mediation is no catch-all solution

Nigel Shepherd is worried that mediation will cut lawyers out of the divorce process The 1990s must have come as a rude shock to any family lawyer who had been hoping for a quiet life. First came the Children Act, then we were hit by the Child Support Act. And now it seems likely we […]

Solicitor advocates await green light to apply for silk

SOLICITOR advocates are set to be given the go ahead to apply for silk by the Lord Chancellor. The Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates has written to the Lord Chancellor with details of 12 solicitors who have 10 or more years advocacy experience in the High Court. The group says the Lord Chancellor promised […]

In brief: CRE to examine religious discrimination

The Commission for Racial Equality is to carry out an investigation into the extent of religious discrimination. It has teamed up with the UK Action Committee on Islamic Affairs and other Muslim organisations to appeal for evidence of cases to be forwarded.

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