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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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Legal aid neglects solicitors' fees, claims leading lawyer

TOO much legal aid money is spent on unregulated expert witness fees and disbursements and not enough on solicitor’s fees, a prominent solicitor has argued. Judith Goodman, of Goodman Ray solicitors, backed by Tony Edwards, senior partner of TV Edwards & Co, and others, urged colleagues attending a Legal Aid Practitioners Group conference held in […]

Lloyd's reinsurance claim

The Law Lords have given leave for an appeal by Lloyd’s syndicate member, Colin Baker, on behalf of himself and other members of Syndicate 947, against rulings in respect of their bid to recover sums said to be owed to syndicate members. Baker and his fellow members sued Black Sea and Baltic General Insurance which, […]

In brief: Litigation firm opens four-partner office

Kennedys, an insurance and reinsurance litigation firm, has opened a four-partner City office in Mark Lane. Newly-elected senior partner Nick Thomas commented on the benefits of “more central meeting facilities and a ‘drop-off point’ where files can be copied and returned without delay”.

Gorna's chambers disintegrates as former members start afresh

John Malpas reports A NEW set of chambers is opening up in Exeter following the break-up of Christina Gorna’s Castle Chambers set. Gorna founded Castle Chambers in 1990, but announced earlier this month that she was standing down as head of chambers in order to concentrate on her national career. Now four members of the […]

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