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Slovenia – Cryptocurrency services to prevent money-laundering

By Anže Skodlar Crypto assets and among them cryptocurrencies, which this article focuses on, have proven themselves as an eminent opportunity in many aspects of the new digital economy, giving birth to new innovative enterprises and enabling exchange of value in a decentralized manner. This is also evident in Slovenia, being a well-known hub of successful […]

Establishment of innovation scientific and technological centres in Russia and other incentives for participants

By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]

Russia signs application of special economic measures due to unfriendly actions of Ukraine

By Yana Dianova On 22 October 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 592 “On the application of special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”, according to which the federal government bodies, local authorities, organizations and individuals under […]

Can your workplace deal with sexual harassment allegations?

By Paula Rome Although harassment is firmly front and centre in the media it would appear in a large number of workplaces there has been little practical impact. If we now have a newly empowered workforce who are willing to raise issues and employers are not dealing having to deal with issues then some employers […]

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Ensuring justice for all children

For a child, giving courtroom evidence is a harrowing ordeal. One charity is working to alleviate the suffering, writes Linda Tsang. Linda Tsang is a freelance journalist. Justice through the eye of a child can often be frightening and bewildering. “I’m frightened.” “I want my mum.” “He keeps asking me questions.” “I don’t understand.” “I […]

Leeds set brings in director to head clerks

Leeds set 10 Park Square has shaken up its administration in response to proposed government reforms by appointing Vicky Thompson as its first chambers practice director. She will oversee all chambers administration, including the clerks’ room. Craig Place has been promoted to senior clerk. Former senior clerk Stephen Collis, who left amicably earlier this year, […]

Etiquette for automation

When is a solicitor’s letter not a solicitor’s letter? I have just received a fax from a firm of solicitors which bore the message that it had been created by an automated system and ‘may therefore be unsigned’. This was followed by the caveat that no engagements were entered into by the firm unless the […]

Criminal lawyers mount bid to force Law Soc contract boycott

CRIMINAL lawyers have launched a campaign to force the Law Society to prohibit solicitors from entering into exclusive block contracts with the Legal Aid Board (LAB). The Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) is to petition its 840 members this month to back a motion calling on the Law Society to vote block contracting inconsistent with […]

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