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Putting on the sustainability goggles for our future

Could you spend five minutes today to think about what small step you could take to lead a more environmentally friendly life, and could you possibly influence others to also take that same action?

Real estate: Current trends – a contrarian view

Economically, we have looming challenges to the living sector, but we have almost 15 years’ market movement under our collective belt since the last great unpleasantness and perhaps things are different now. Ultimately, it is all about supply and demand (and hopefully a profit element in there somewhere), but let’s look at some of the elements that contribute to that in the housebuilder sector.

Revision of fiduciary regulatory legislation

The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (as amended) will be repealed and replaced with the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 with effect from 1 November 2021.

Ireland launches intellectual property and technology court and reforms IP disputes procedures

A new division of Ireland’s Commercial Court dedicated to intellectual property cases and disputes about complex technology has been established under a revised Order 63A of the Rules of the Superior Courts (revised Rules). The new Intellectual Property and Technology List, a sub-division of the Commercial Court list, came into operation on 22 October 2021.

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A Linklaters duo have left for a magic circle rival, The Lawyer can reveal, becoming partners in its City leveraged finance practice. Allen & Overy has hired Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt. Kurdian joined Linklaters in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. As part of her practice, she advises financial institutions and alternative credit […]

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Slaughters’ hourly fees revealed in latest Government mandate

The hourly rates of a Slaughter and May team involved in a multi-million-pound UK Government mandate were disclosed in public records released earlier this week. The firm won a contract worth £3.9m to provide legal advice and support services to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government around a project to help homeowners who […]

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Starling Bank faces discrimination claim from former employee

A former employee of Starling Bank has brought claims of whistleblowing and discrimination against the group, with its general counsel also named as a respondent in the case. Gulnaz Raja, who was deputy secretary to Starling’s board from 2019 to 2020, is taking on the business in the Employment Tribunal a year after leaving. Court […]

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