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Latest Briefings

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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Reining in the lawyers

While Mrs Tulkinghorn is a big fan of the Channel Islands as a holiday destination, it is not often that its legal market is regarded as a driving force in the development of law firm practice. It was only a month or two ago, for example, that The Lawyer reported on what is believed to […]

IBA condemns Sri Lankan judicial system

AN International Bar Association (IBA) report has condemned the deteriorating judicial and constitutional system of Sri Lanka. The report finds that the government of Sri Lanka has attempted to act unconstitutionally, that the independence of the judiciary has been undermined by the chief justice and that the Sri Lankan media has been harassed and intimidated.Until […]

Insurance

Predictions of significant premium increases for professional indemnity insurance are becoming increasingly confident, and law firms are being presented with some interesting choices.No business wants to see its costs slant upwards, but what is the alternative? Law firms cannot practice without cover for their potential mistakes, so they look to the Law Society-approved providers, pay […]

Deals summary

Rowe & Maw (Archana Hogarth) advised England Football Enterprises, a subsidiary company of the Football Association, on the successful planning application for its development of the National Football Centre, a state-of-the-art facility at a 350-acre site near Burton-Upon-Trent. East Staffordshire Borough Council advised in-house (David Duckitt). Staffordshire County Council also advised in-house (Colin Davis). Freshfields […]

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