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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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The race for space

With demand for space at the Inns of Court continuing to outstrip supply, the search for hidden space within the Inns carries on apace. Chair of the Middle Temple Estates Committee David Eady QC, of 1 Brick Court, says: “We are always looking for ways of expanding the space available. Every time something comes up […]

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Youth courts are to deliver swifter justice to persistent young offenders in a bid to bring home the impact of each sentence and to prevent re-offending. In a joint statement issued by the Magistrates’ Association and the Justices’ Clerks’ Society, youth courts are being encouraged to bring persistent young offenders to trial for individual offences […]

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Lawyers from Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Goodman Derrick and Slaughter and May acted on one of the fastest transactions they had ever encountered when Carlton Television made a sudden £85m bid for Westcountry Television – and secured the company in a single day. Slaughter and May partner Stephen Cooke said he was instructed by some […]

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