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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a new consumer protection duty of care for financial services firms.  Walker Morris Banking and Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain.

GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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Ombudsman dresses down LAB

DEFECTIVE communication, mishandled correspondence and a complacent attitude to complaints are all highlighted in an ombudsman’s report on the Legal Aid Board. The Parliamentary Ombudsman William Reid has given the LAB a severe telling-off in his annual report. Last year 53 complaints about the LAB were referred to him by MPs, just one less than […]

In brief: Correction

Roderick Dadak, who represented Paul Butner in his successful libel case against Harpers & Queen (The Lawyer, 21 March), has asked for it to be pointed out that he is a solicitor and not counsel, as he was described in the story.

Mears may challenge presidency

THE LAW Society could face its first contested presidential election for decades following a council member’s announcement that he is considering a challenge to president elect John Young. Council member Martin Mears, senior partner with Mears Hobbs & Durrant, has threatened to break with years of tradition by standing against Young, the current deputy president. […]

Litigation Writs 28/03/95

Portsmouth company Eco Euro is being sued by the Commissioners of Customs & Excise following the seizure of more than 11 million cigarettes. The writ says the cigarettes were seized because of false documents which named a consignee who did not exist and stated that the destination for the cigarettes was Morocco. Customs & Excise […]

In brief: Solicitor seeks Forces pregnancy cases

Norman Lamb, the Norfolk solicitor at the helm of the Armed Forces Pregnancy Dismissal Group, is calling on all lawyers who are handling cases of women who terminated their pregnancies to stay in the armed forces to contact him. Lamb, of Steele & Co, says Treasury solicitors have lodged an appeal against a decision made […]

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