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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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Cadwalader partners to lose $3m from Lehman fund

A group of partners at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft stand to lose significant sums in an investment made in a Lehman Brothers private equity fund. The news comes as Cadwalader nears the end of a financial year during which it has made two rounds of redundancies and which is expected to result in a significant […]

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BLP’s revenues stagnate at the half-year point

Berwin Leighton Paisner has posted flat growth for the first six months of the 2008-09 financial year, attracting £84m in fee income over the period. The firm’s turnover stood at £84m at the same point last year following a 20 per cent rise. A BLP spokesperson said: “Growth is essentially flat. We’ve seen fee income […]

Jackson LJ drafted in to investigate litigation costs 10 years after Woolf

The cost of bringing ­litigation is under greater scrutiny than ever after the Master of the Rolls Sir Anthony Clarke appointed Lord Justice Rupert Jackson to conduct a year-long review. The cost of bringing ­litigation in England and Wales is under greater scrutiny than ever before after the Master of the Rolls Sir Anthony Clarke […]

More jobs to go in South West

“These are tough times, I’m just trying to steer us through,” one Bristol managing partner sighs. Talk of legal redundancies are high on the agenda across the South West, with Clarke Willmott currently in consultation with 40 members of staff (The Lawyer.com 28 October). But many firms are trying to make the most of their […]

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Lovells wins pro bono rape case

Lovells’ pro bono team has won a landmark case for a rape victim whose accused attacker had his conviction quashed. The accused attacker had tried to win £300,000 in compensation from Lovells’ client, AB. The claimant, Mr Hunt, was convicted of rape by Winchester Crown Court in November 2003 in relation to an incident that […]

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