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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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The American way is not for the UK

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Lords to hear murder appeal

Philip English, who was ordered to be detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure after his conviction at Teesside Crown Court in February 1995 for murder, has won leave to challenge his conviction in the House of Lords. His appeal raises questions relating to the proof necessary for the conviction for murder of a secondary party to […]

In brief: Indemnity specialist switches to Dibbs

Dibb Lupton Alsop has recruited Chris Sharrock as a partner in its London-based professional indemnity practice. Sharrock moves from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert where he was a partner for nine years. Kevin Mcloughlin, head of Dibbs’ insurance group, welcomed the move, which he said was amicable. “He is a fine lawyer and is he well […]

Law Soc urges EC to action on Poland

The European Commission has been urged by the Law Society to take “urgent action at the highest possible level” to prevent the Polish government from enacting a law to effectively bar foreign lawyers from practising. A letter urging the Commission to act was sent from the society’s Brussels office by its representative, Patrick Oliver. “We […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 21/01/97

Dennis Owen Williams, admitted 1979, struck off April 1993, refused restoration to Roll and ordered to pay £693 costs. The tribunal was told that Williams, of Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, was struck off after allegations were substantiated that he improperly transferred client money to his office account, failed to pay part of his insurance indemnity, acted […]

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