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FCA opens notifications for temporary permissions regime in case of no-deal Brexit

By François Pfister, Anne-Gaëlle Delabye In order to ensure that investment funds that are currently marketed in the United Kingdom under the European Economic Area (EEA) passporting regime continue to be able to do so in the event of there being no implementation period based on the withdrawal agreement after 29 March (no-deal Brexit), the […]

Changes in the procedure for admission of foreign medical devices and medicines to public procurement in Russia

On 1 January 2019, amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 102 of 05.02.2015 that provides for restrictions and conditions for the admission of certain types of medical devices originating from foreign countries for the purpose of procurement for state and municipal needs (“Resolution No. 102”). And the Resolution of […]

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Vetting may deny small firms role in PFI system

Small law firms are likely to be ousted from Private Finance Initiative (PFI) work following the Government’s announcement that advisers will have to be vetted by a new Treasury taskforce to be established this week. Paymaster General Geoffrey Robinson is setting up the taskforce today, to replace the semi-independent PFI panel and to approve the […]

Call to help Kenyan lawyers

Local law societies in England and Wales are being encouraged to form links with lawyers in Kenya as part of a new initiative to prevent human rights abuses of lawyers by the Kenyan authorities. The call to forge links is contained in a report on human rights abuses in Kenya drawn up by the Law […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 01/07/97

Investors Compensation Scheme claim form appeal (1) Investors Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society (2) Investors Compensation Scheme v Hopkins & Son (3) Alford & ors v West Bromwich Building Society (4) Armitage v West Bromwich Building Society (1997) Court: HL (Lords Goff, Lloyd, Hoffmann, Hope and Clyde) 19/6/9Summary: The true meaning of the […]

Hillsborough case goes into extra time

The case of the four members of the South Yorkshire Police Force who claimed damages over mental trauma they claimed they suffered as a result of involvement in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in April 1989 may now go to the House of Lords. Three Law Lords have already considered an application by the Chief Constable […]

Censuring the media's lack of censorship

The High Court must decide whether two newspapers’ stories were likely to influence a jury’s decision, reports Roger Pearson. Judgment is pending in a contempt of court case involving the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Mail. The Attorney General, John Morris, has accused the newspapers of contempt for publishing stories about a Salford home […]

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