By Michele Friel A leading Birmingham barrister fears a lack of awareness about the use of child arbitration during family break-ups means that people do not always have it as an option at such a stressful time in their lives. Michele Friel, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, is the only arbitrator in the West Midlands for […]
By Oliver Quarmby This Q&A sets out an overview of the principal changes included in the revised version of the AIC Code of Corporate Governance (AIC Code) and why this will be relevant for boards of directors of certain Guernsey companies. What is the AIC Code? The AIC Code is a framework of best practice in […]
By Virginie Gonella CSSF Circular 18/698: clarifications relating to combatting money laundering and terrorist financing With circular 18/698 of 23 August 2018 on (i) the authorisation and organisation of Luxembourg investment fund managers, and (ii) provisions on combatting money laundering and terrorist financing applicable to investment fund managers and entities carrying out the function of registrar […]
By Helen Barney The reach of the Supreme Court’s decision in the goods and services discrimination complaint of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd  IRLR 1116 is starting to reveal itself. In the recent EAT decision in Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v Groen KEAT/0059/18/OO the Tribunal’s finding of direct discrimination on grounds of religion or belief […]
As it is known, the principles regarding the establishment of investment funds, principles and rules of operations, participation shares and their exportation and public disclosure; 07.09.2019 date and published in Official Gazette No. 28 702, 1.7.2014 Date on which came into force Communiqué on Principles Regarding Investment Funds (III-52.1) in the (the ” Communiqué referred to as”.) […]
The High Court recently considered whether a company that has been fined for anticompetitive conduct can recover the fine from employees and directors whom it alleges were responsible for the infringement, or whether the claims are barred as a matter of public policy.
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The Post Office, represented by Womble Bond Dickinson, has lost a landmark ruling in the first of four cases related to alleged electronic failures at the company that resulted in postmaster job losses and convictions for false accounting. In the first significant judgment concerning the contractual relationship between the Post Office and its agents, Justice […]
Addleshaw Goddard has voted in senior partner Charles Penney for a further four years in the role, after a contested election process. Penney faced competition from Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. The new term lasts until April 2023, during which time managing partner John Joyce will face a […]
Reed Smith has retained 85 per cent of its spring qualifiers. The firm held on to 11 of its 13 final-seat trainees as newly qualified (NQ) solicitors, ten in London and one going to the firm’s Dubai office. Five of the NQs have joined the firm’s financial industry group, with another two going to its […]
Clyde & Co client Grant Thornton has been granted an extension to pay nearly £22m in damages to fire and emergency services provider AssestCo, which brought a negligence claim against its former auditor. The AIM-listed company was awarded the sum against Grant Thornton, which put in an application to stay. This application was rejected by […]
Taylor Wessing has become the first law firm to offer its partners and employees free access to the Headspace app. Headspace has grown in popularity since it was launched by a marketer and a former Bhuddist monk nearly a decade ago and is now one of the best-known apps in the mental wellbeing space. A […]