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Must article 2 inquiries seek to identify those responsible for the death?

In February 1989 Patrick Finucane, an Irish Catholic lawyer, was eating dinner with his wife and children when gunmen forced their way into his home and shot him 14 times. Thirty years later this murder remains one of the most notorious events of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’. An inquest the following year examined only the […]

Assessing lender risk in fund finance markets (GLI Chapters)

Lawyers from Jersey and the Cayman Islands have contributed to Global Legal Insight’s 2019 guide to assessing lender risk in fund finance markets. A zero-risk product? Despite being a relatively long-standing lending product, until very recently there had been no public payment defaults by funds in the fund finance space, and consequently, no test cases […]

The future of conveyancing – A new digital age?

By Christina Gill In a world that is becoming increasingly digitalised, it is likely that within the next few years we will see huge technological shifts in the way conveyancing is conducted. This could mean the whole process of purchasing a home, including completion of all necessary documentation, moving online. But, what does this mean from […]

Regulator 2019 annual funding statement for DB schemes

By Jo Ratcliffe, Ruth Bamforth, Craig Looker On 5 March 2019 the Pensions Regulator (Regulator) published its annual defined benefit (DB) pension scheme funding statement.  The statement trails the Regulator’s approach to scheme funding which is expected to be set out in the new draft funding code due in 2019. This Insight looks at the Regulator’s 2019 statement and […]

Defence & Security procurement 2019

By Ana Marta Castro Legal framework 1. What statutes or regulations govern procurement of defence and security articles? The basic procurement rules for defence and security contracts are set forth by the Public Procurement Law in the Fields of Defence and Security (PPDS), approved by Decree-Law 104/2011 of 6 October 2011, which implemented the EU […]

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Legality of sex offender index challenged

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Clyde & Co partner opts for in-house post at GEC

Clyde & Co partner David Bartlett is leaving the firm to go in-house as vice-president and legal counsel for a FTSE-100 company. Bartlett, who works in the aviation and finance group, will join GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), part of General Electric group (GEC), in January. He says: “Leaving partnership at one of the leading […]

Salans Hertzfeld lures partners for growing corporate practice

International firm Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn has lured two partners from US and UK firms as it builds its London corporate practice. Kevin Alexander joins with two assistants from the London office of US firm Bracewell & Patterson, which he has headed since 1988. And Richard Thomas arrives from Sinclair Roche & Temperley, after 11 […]

Field Fisher woos top Richards Butler lawyer

Field Fisher Waterhouse has poached a leading lawyer from Richards Butler as a partner to head its Anglo-French group. Marie-Caroline Frochot is qualified in English and French law and helped found the French desk at Richards Butler, where she has worked for 10 years. She is taking all her clients with her to Field Fisher […]

Celebrity Cochran plans US network

Celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochran, who represented OJ Simpson during his murder trial, is merging his 30-lawyer LA practice with a New York firm to form the biggest plaintiff’s negligence firm in the US. The merger between Cochran Cherry Givens & Smith and Schneider Kleinick Weitz Damashek & Shoot to create a 61-lawyer practice, is the […]

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