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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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We wish to clarify a news item in The Lawyer 10 September issue concerning Worthington Group’s acquisition of B S Dollamore which contained an inaccuracy (not an error on the magazine’s part). We act on behalf of Worthington Group and we acted with Norton Rose on the matter. Anthony Seymour Lipkin Gorman.

Scots judges back sentencing system

High Court judges in Scotland have welcomed the development of a computer-based sentencing information system (SIS), according to a feasibility report carried out by Strathclyde University Law School. Sentencing information systems are designed to help judges by revealing sentencing patterns for cases involving similar offences and offender characteristics. The recently published report concludes that developing […]

Linetime seminars

Linetime is holding one-to-one seminars on the impact of IT on practice management. Delegates may concentrate on issues affecting their practice or request specific advice on Linetime products. The first two seminars are in Manchester and Liverpool, on 23 and 24 October respectively. Call Rachel Rowling on 0113 250 0020.

Judge attacks plan to kill appeals body

A JUDGE has attacked Government plans to abolish the Independent Tribunals Service (ITS) in the latest of a series of judicial complaints about the erosion of the judiciary’s independence. His Honour Judge Keith Bassingthwaighte, who is president of the ITS, the UK’s largest judicial appeals handling body, has spoken out against a proposal to scrap […]

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