The Lawyer Inquiry: Colin Troup

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What the Financial Collateral Act in Serbia brings to the table

The Serbian Parliament adopted the Financial Collateral Act (“FCA“) on 8 June 2018 (published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 44/2018). The FCA bill was proposed by the Serbian Central Bank (National Bank of Serbia, “NBS“) on 22 May 2018 and the FCA will apply as of 1 January 2019. Financial contracts which have not been enforced by […]

Location, location, location: the dangers of tracking whereabouts on social media

Snapchat’s map feature has been called “creepy” and “dangerous” by the media since its inception last year. The feature enables users to track their friends’ locations at any time, across the globe. This adds to a myriad of settings on the app which allow users to share their location with others. The very act of […]

‘Valued Landscape’ – not a ‘restrictive policy’

On 9th June the High Court settled this long-running conundrum by sealing a consent order in which the Secretary of State agreed that paragraph 109 of the Framework is not a restrictive policy for the purposes of footnote 9.  This Note explains why…

Netherlands: Working permit no longer required for Croatian nationals

On 8 June the Minister of Social Affairs announced that the Dutch government has decided to not extend the transitional scheme, which is currently in place and requires Croatian nationals to obtain a work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning)  to work in the Netherlands…

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SFLA gains Government rethink over divorce rules

THE GOVERNMENT has agreed to increase the “cooling-off” period for divorcing couples after a request was made by the Solicitors Family Law Association. The request, by SFLA chair Nigel Shepherd in a meeting with Jonathan Evans, junior Minister at the Lord Chancellor’s Department, was for couples to be given up to two years to finalise […]

Group puts case for threatened receivers

NICHOLSON Graham & Jones partner Andrew Besser is legal adviser to a new group pressing the case for non administrative receivers, currently unprotected by insolvency legislation. The Non-Administrative Receivers Association (Nara) will represent those receivers who handle insolvency of property assets under fixed charges and are not regarded by law as administrative receivers. These professionals, […]

When the personal touch works

A recent High Court £1.425 million medical negligence settlement attracted little media attention but probably rates as one of the most moving cases of its kind to reach the courts. Holly Williams, the 14-year-old at the centre of the action, was left grievously disabled after suffering oxygen starvation at birth. She was initially still-born following […]

Litigation Writs 30/01/96

A 56-year-old County Cork business executive who collapsed after his release from a London hospital following day care treatment is suing the health authority he blames. Donald Herliky has issued a High Court writ claiming damages from Kensington Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority. It says he was admitted to Westminster Hospital on 25 March 1992 […]

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