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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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COLLAPSED 18-office Liverpool practice Deacon Goldrein Green is at the centre of the biggest ever law firm receivership after the Manchester High Court appointed accountants Pannell Kerr Forster to take over the running of the business. The firm collapsed suddenly two weeks ago when talks with the Royal Bank of Scotland over possible individual voluntary […]

Memorial service for Denton Hall partner

A memorial service for Denton Hall partner Andrew Nitch-Smith will be held at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street at midday on Wednesday 16 November. Nitch-Smith, one of the firm’s leading litigation partners, died on 30 April this year aged 41.

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London firm Lane & Partners has spent £150,000 on a new case and practice management system. The 12-partner practice installed an Arista system from IT suppliers Axxia Systems after a beauty parade which included Miles 33 and Pilgrim. Director of finance Alastair Mitchell said the firm had used a Miles 33 system for the previous […]

Three TKB lawyers to join rival

THREE construction lawyers from Turner Kenneth Brown are defecting to City firm Taylor Joynson Garrett. The three include partners Peter Smith and Giles Dixon, TKB’s construction department head, who join TJG as partners in January. An assistant is also leaving. TJG managing partner Richard Pertwee says: “They bring entirely complementary contacts and experience to our […]

Mackay soothes stipe fears

THE SENSITIVE issue of working relationships between stipendiary and lay magistrates – including a possible new title for stipes – is being reviewed by the Lord Chancellor. The review is being carried out by a working party set up to consider recommendations by the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, which could lead to structural changes […]

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