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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a new consumer protection duty of care for financial services firms.  Walker Morris Banking and Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain.

GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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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 […]

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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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