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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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French and UK experts collaborate on standards

Expert witnesses in the UK have agreed to work with their French counterparts to create a single set of professional standards throughout Europe. The UK Academy of Experts has signed a declaration of intent with the National Federation of Companies of Judicial Experts of France. The declaration, signed at the end of last month, invites […]

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I am responding to an article by Philip Kabraji and Andrew Cottle of Grant Thornton entitled ‘Best Prepared will win a claim’ (The Lawyer, 29 April). While it correctly refers to the importance of ensuring that claims are substantiated with documentation and that data collection is properly planned, it is over-simplistic in a number of […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 13/05/97

John Anthony Snailham Griffiths, 54, admitted 1970, practising as Griffiths Jones, Carnforth, Lancashire, struck off and ordered to pay £1,020 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew and misappropriated client money and used it for his own purposes, failed to exercise proper supervision over staff and deliberately misled investigation accountant. Tribunal also ordered that Andrew James […]

Law Society's latest pay proposals may end dispute

Accountants and monitoring unit staff at the Law Society are considering an offer from the society designed to put an end to their pay dispute. The proposed deal follows a one-day strike – the first in the society’s history – by accountants and monitoring staff last month and a series of negotiations between a MSF […]

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