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Consumer loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs

By Mateja Ule In the past years, Slovenian courts have been faced with several actions filed by consumers requesting the court to declare loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs null and void. While the courts of first and second instance seemed to struggle to find a common approach in assessing the validity of Swiss francs loan […]

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By Aidan Grant Law firm VWV conducted a poll which found that the majority of people asked are wary about the use of artificial intelligence in the preparation of wills, with almost a third of respondents saying that they would not want any artificial involvement at all. It must be said that, as with many stories, […]

Adjudication decisions: Avoiding enforcement where the money may disappear

By Michael Bennett The losing party in an adjudication always asks one question – do we really have to pay?  In most cases the answer will be yes, but the list of reasons for saying no just got slightly longer. The recent Court of Appeal case of Gosvenor London Limited v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited [2018] EWCA […]

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The General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association («PBA») has finally announced its position on the situation of lawyers who act as Data Protection Officers («DPOs»). This announcement clarifies the PBA’s understanding on holding the position of DPO while practising as a lawyer. The PBA’s position appears in Opinion no. 14/PP/2018-G, published on 28 September […]

Cayman Islands economic substance requirements

By Nick Rogers, David McIntyre From 1 January 2019, new legislation will come into effect in the Cayman Islands, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 was passed on 17 December 2018, after an extensive process of consultation with the EU […]

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A lady magistrate has lost her job after mooning at a stable boss during an row. Josie Lewis, 45, was sacked from her post in Swindon, Wilts, by Lord Irvine who said the JP had “failed to uphold the dignity , standing and good reputation of the magistracy. The Lord Chancellor and Home Secretary, Jack […]

Bound by civil liberties

Shaun Pye meets Geoffrey Bindman after his double victory- for Ammnesty in the Pinochet case and in getting the Hanratty case to the Court of Appeal Many crusaders never get to see the profit of their struggles. So Geoffrey Bindman, senior partner at Bindman & Partners, must be feeling quietly satisfied. Two campaigns, both spanning […]

Rumours fly as third partner announces exit from Stephens Innocent

Another partner is leaving Stephens Innocent amid speculation that senior partner Mark Stephens may also be planning to join another firm. Employment partner Deborah Annetts is the third partner to announce her exit from the seven-partner firm in a week, with Stephens rumoured to be in talks with another City firm about moving and setting […]

Merger launches Wragges into construction top five

Birmingham law firm, Wragge & Co has merged with a niche construction firm, catapulting its construction practice into the UK’s top five. The staff of six-partner firm Neil F Jones (NFJ), also Birmingham-based, will move into Wragges’ offices in November, to create an eight-partner, 30-lawyer construction team, operating under Wragges’ name. The takeover takes Wragges’ […]

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