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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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Plymouth law firm Foot & Bowden, which netted itself an unusual client after a fishing boat caught a stray Ministry of Defence unmanned submarine in its nets. The firm is helping the fishermen claim a £150,000 salvage fee from the Government. Former Tory cabinet minister Lord Hunt, who received the unexpected privilege of being invited […]

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BBC 2 is holding a mock trial this week over three days (3-5 August). Real barristers – Rebecca Poulet QC and Christopher Sallon QC – will fight out the case of a fictional detective accused of blackmail. The programme will also follow the deliberations of the jury. On Thursday Ashurst Morris Crisp assistant Jeremy Goodwin […]

Trinidad and Tobago to be centre for Caribbean Court

Trinidad and Tobago is to be the seat of the new Caribbean Court of Justice in a move that will restore the region’s control over the lengthy appeals process in capital punishment cases. The new court will replace the Privy Council as the last court of appeal for death row cases in four of the […]

Investigate the investigative process

Justice’s latest report examines the legality of certain surveillance methods and looks forward to the new Human Rights Bill, says Madeleine Colvin. Madeleine Colvin is director of legal policy at Justice. Modern policing no longer relies solely or mainly on detection, confession and the hope that witnesses will come forward. Increasingly, police, customs and Excise […]

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