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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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Fees talk tackles conflict of interest

John Malpas A CONDITIONAL fees seminar has been organised for barristers and clerks by an enterprising solicitor who claims the Manchester Bar is “way behind” in its understanding of the issue. The controversial new “no win no fee” agreement laid before Parliament by the Lord Chancellor shortly after Easter will have a major impact on […]

Zaiwalla in divorce fees row

ZAIWALLA & Company senior partner Sarosh Zaiwalla is being sued by City firm Frere Cholmeley Bischoff over claims he owes more than £11,000 in fees for work on his divorce proceedings. But Zaiwalla says he intends to defend the action by claiming Freres ran up a “huge” bill of more than £21,000 for work which […]

In brief: Denton Hall backs environmental group

City firm Denton Hall has sponsored a new environmental law and management group at London’s Imperial College. John Salter, head of the firm’s environmental law group, says the arrangement will enable Denton Hall to keep up with the “cutting edge” of environmental research. “Lawyers need to understand the scientific options, as well as the legal […]

Holmans appoints first Hong Kong head of corporate law

LONDON litigation practice Holman Fenwick & Willan has appointed Johnson Stokes & Master partner Gavin Nesbitt as its first-ever head of corporate law in Hong Kong. Nesbitt, who moved to Hong Kong in 1987 from London firm Simmons & Simmons, plans to expand the practice’s corporate portfolio by targeting listed companies in the colony. He […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 06/06/95

PETER ALLEN JOHN HENRY, 49, admitted 1973, practised as Henry & Company, Swindon, Wiltshire, struck off. Allegations substantiated he was jailed for 18 months after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud. He was said to have certified authenticity of false documents and to have committed perjury in connection with the affairs of a client whose […]

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