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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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Poles in foreign firms rethink

Speculation is rife that the Polish government has backtracked on hard-won amendments to draft legislation which threatens to place severe restrictions on foreign lawyers hoping to practise in Poland. The initial draft would have forced shares in overseas legal companies – foreign lawyers operating in Poland are established as companies – into the hands of […]

In brief: Unions handling more race claims

Racial discrimination claims against employers are increasingly being settled by trade unions and Racial Equality Councils, according to the Commission for Racial Equality’s annual review. The number of people approaching the CRE for legal help in 1996 has not increased on the 1995 figure, indicating that other organisations are resolving discrimination complaints. Chris Myant of […]

SCL's Cambridge talk

Professor Richard Susskind will address a new East Anglian group of the Society for Computers & Law on ‘The future of law – facing the challenges of IT’ on 30 January at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. For details, contact Joanna Wagstaff on 0117 923 7393.

Softly, softly approach

I read with interest your leader in The Lawyer, 17 December, headed “A firm emphasis on good management”. As a consultant to professional firms, I have observed on many occasions that while lawyers are excellent at advising clients they are generally poor at looking after their own practices. Too often department heads are promoted because […]

CCT: a little local difficulty

Private law firms specialising in local government work no doubt hoped that the Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) of local authority legal services would lead to a surge in work, as more legal work in local authorities was exposed to external competition. The Department of the Environment (DoE), however, is less than pleased with the amount […]

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