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The Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have issued a number of COVID-19 related updates…

Advertising self-regulation: Promoting higher standards for the ad industry

The Purpose of Advertising self-regulation Advertising self-regulation is the advertising industry’s ability and willingness to regulate itself responsibly, by actively promoting the highest ethical standards in commercial communications and safeguarding consumers’ interests. Historically, advertising self-regulation has helped address many societal concerns and, in some cases, put an end to previous questionable advertising practices. One such […]

Data on death: Coroner statistics annual bulletin 2019

On 14 May 2020, the most recent Coroners Statistics Annual Bulletin was published. At a time when data on death dominates the news, the Bulletin may have passed inquest practitioners by. However, the Bulletin remains a useful guide on the workload of coroners around the country and can be used to identify possible trends for the future.

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