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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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Clifford Chance (CC) yesterday hosted a conference aimed at helping undergraduates from some of London’s most deprived boroughs break into the law. According to the magic circle firm’s graduate Facebook page, the City Careers Conference programme was hosted at the firm’s Canary Wharf offices yesterday and was organised by charity Brokerage Citylink. The aim of […]

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Co-op Legal Services (CLS) might have succeeded in being the first non-lawyer outfit to be granted an ABS licence but that doesn’t make its latest financial results any prettier. As its most recent financial results reveal, CLS has generated losses of £3.4m for the first half of 2013. The Co-operative Group subsidiary puts this down […]

Mitigate, but don’t tolerate: reducing damages

It is an important principle of the law of England and Wales that unless a claimant seeks to mitigate its loss, or to alleviate any damage suffered by any reasonable means available, before seeking to recover compensation from a defendant, any damages which a defendant is ordered to pay may be reduced accordingly. In the […]

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Social housing group Circle launches panel review

Circle Housing Group, the social housing provider for London and the South East, has kicked off a tender process for its legal panel worth up to £8m. Cobbetts and Wragge & Co won first-time places on the panel following the last review in 2010, joining long-term advisers Devonshires and Trowers & Hamlins. They were among […]

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