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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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In brief: Ex-Freres partner in property venture

Former Frere Cholmeley Bischoff senior property partner Christopher Digby-Bell has launched a venture capital company specialising in commercial property, Palmer Capital Partners, with Ray Palmer, the former head of property agents Lambert Smith Hampton. Digby-Bell, who was managing partner of Taylor Joynson Garrett before joining Frere Cholmeley in 1988, will also act as consultant to […]

It has been a good week for:

Brixton solicitor Angello Hornby and Linklaters litigation partner Katie Bradford, who are among 500 leading women who are attending the 43rd Women of the Year Lunch this week. Hornby co-founded the Brixton all-female firm Hornby Ackroyd & Levy in 1980 and has created strong ties with the local community. Bradford is a property specialist and […]

An obligation taken too far?

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the Government’s decision last week to drop mortgage fraud proceedings against Mr Justice Gee on health grounds, the case highlights the problems surrounding the thorny issue of confidentiality. During his first trial, which ended in a hung jury, Judge Gee’s counsel conceded that lies were told in a string […]

In brief: CPS found guilty of sex discrimination

The Employment Tribunal ruled last week that senior crown prosecutor Neeta Amin, represented by Russsell Jones & Walker, was racially and sexually discriminated against by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). It criticised the inadequacies of the CPS’ equal opportunities policies and procedures. The tribunal is hearing a second discrimination case brought by CPS prosecutor Maria […]

Linklaters group aims to nip pension suits in bud

Linklaters has launched a 10-lawyer strong pensions litigation group in a drive to resolve disputes early on. The group is led by partner Mark Blyth and will focus on Pensions Ombudsman complaints and pensions disputes, including professional negligence and non-hostile litigation brought by trustees. Blyth said although more cases were going before the ombudsman and […]

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