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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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Peer attacks Mackay's 'delays'

LORD Mackay has made a thinly-veiled plea for patience in response to a volley of parliamentary questions about his alleged “delays” in reaching a decision over higher court rights of audience for employed solicitors. In a written answer to the latest of three questions tabled by Lord Ackner on the issue, the Lord Chancellor said […]

Litigation Personal Injury 16/04/96

George v Jacobs and anor – QBD 29 March 1996 Claimant: Linda George, 47 Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant left a “bladder cripple” after stitch was inadvertently put into her bladder at end of 1989 hysterectomy; main symptom of mistake is incontinence Award: £75,000 Judge: Mr Justice Scott Baker Plaintiff’s solicitors: TV Edwards Defendant’s solicitors: […]

UK lawyers say 'hoi'

LONDON solicitors and barristers are being invited to go Dutch to continue a 30-year friendship. Exchanges between Dutch and English lawyers have been taking place since 1966 and will continue between 6 and 11 May when up to 100 English lawyers visit The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The five-day programme will include a reception at […]

Insolvency society gets solicitor as its president

ALLEN & Overy insolvency lawyer Gordon Stewart is the first ever lawyer-president of the Society of Practitioners of Insolvency. Stewart takes over from Colin Bird, a partner at accountants Price Waterhouse, who stood down earlier this month. Stewart said: “My appointment as the first non-accountant president illustrates the broad church that SPI has become and […]

Products for a pensions nest egg

As life expectancy in the UK and the number of retired people rises, the state welfare system faces a greater burden. But government help is on the decline and the onus is increasingly upon the individual or family to provide for retirement income and medical care. And recent cases have shown the difficulty of capital […]

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