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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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Spector returns to haunt his old song

A High Court ruling is imminent on a case centring on one of pop music’s evergreens, the 1950s hit To Know Him is to Love Him. After hearing CD recordings of the song in court, Mr Justice Ferris will soon give judgment in a dispute in which song writer Phil Spector is fighting to recover […]

Middle East firms prepare legal guide

LAW firms which conduct work in the Middle East are compiling a directory to raise their profile in the region. The directory is being drawn up by the 20 law firm members of the Middle East Association, a group made up of businesses and professions working in the region. It will be circulated to British […]

City firm calls in stress busters

City firm DJ Freeman is offering its staff a new confidential counselling service, as a means of combating stress. The service is being run by Counselling in Companies, an external independent organisation. It offers staff and their spouses a telephone advice service and up to five free counselling sessions. The service is confidential and details […]

Money isn't everything

One issue that I intend to cover in my keynote address at this ninth Information Systems for Lawyers Conference is, perhaps, the most fraught of all in the complex world of the management and introduction of IT. I refer to the development of what is often called a ‘cost/benefit analysis’. The underlying motivation here is […]

In brief: Solicitor's writ accuses Barclays of libel

A solicitor has issued a High Court writ against Barclays Bank claiming damages for libel or breach of contract after the bank allegedly wrongfully bounced his cheques. Personal injury specialist Michael Friend, a sole practitioner, is claiming damages of up to £50,000 from the bank after four cheques totalling £33,374.04, which he issued from his […]

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