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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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It's been a bad week for…

Unauthorised biographers. Mandelson: the Biography landed in the pulpingmachine last week after former Labour press officer John Booth won a libelaction against the book’s author Donald Macintyre.Social standing among lawyers. Solicitors are unable to hold their headsup in polite society due to shame about what they do for a living,according to a NatWest Professions Unit […]

Partners on the move…

Manchester law firm James Chapman & Co has promoted three lawyers topartner. Sharon Kamil joined the firm in 1997 from Halliwell Landau. Kamilspecialises in defendant personal injury work for insurance sector clients.Anne-Marie Morgan-Barrett, who specialises in professional indemnity work,joined James Chapman from London-based Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. MichelleGarlick joined in 1996 from Irwin Mitchell. Garlick […]

Addleshaws shuts debt recovery unit

Co’sdefunct debt recovery department.Addleshaws announced the shutdown of its 85-strong debt recovery unit,part of the Recovery Management Group (RMG) on 22 July.Clients have been informed the firm will stop taking instructions from theend of August.Jones dismisses rumours the firm will sell the RMG and says staff will beoffered jobs in the firm.He says: “There are […]

Clubbed in the head

Tulkinghorn sends a get well message to Burton Copeland partner HarryTravers, who is nursing a head injury following a freak golfing accident.Travers, a top fraud lawyer with clients ranging from Darius Guppy toVictoria Aitken, hit a shot of Jean van de Velde proportions while playinga course on holiday in Spain.Young Harry, his ball up against […]

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