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High Court delivers judgment in high-profile diplomatic immunity case

Monica Feria-Tinta appeared for the family of Harry Dunn The Divisional Court (Flaux LJ and Saini J) handed down judgment today in R (Charles & Dunn) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2020] EWHC 3185 (Admin). These proceedings for judicial review were brought by Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, the parents of […]

Defending jurisdiction challenge for Qatar Airways arising out of Qatar diplomatic crisis

In June 2017, a number of Middle-Eastern states including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imposed a blockade on Qatar, which included cutting economic ties and the imposition of a land, sea and air blockade. In these proceedings, Qatar Airways (the international airline owned by the Qatar state) brings claims for malicious falsehood, […]

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

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The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

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