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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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Richards Butler wins anti-piracy court victory

Richards Butler has won the UK’s largest anti-piracy case, involving a fraudster who had been sought since the late 1980s.The British Phonographic Industry, the body that represents the music industry, instructed the firm’s specialist anti-piracy unit headed by Mike Northern. The scale of the case meant that local trading standards and police in Essex did […]

Hackney Council hires law director

A former solicitor of Brighton & Hove City Council has joined Hackney Council as its director of law and probity. Claer Lloyd-Jones’s first task is to establish a panel of firms, including at least one national firm, and chambers. She hopes to make Hackney Council’s current outsourcing system more formal. “Work is outsourced in a […]

Fox & Gibbons off the hook

Seven partners of a former Middle East firm bought out by Denton Wilde Sapte have avoided a claim of more than $600m (£419m) made by a company owned by the ruler of Dubai.

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