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EECC Transposition – Portuguese Regulator ANACOM Publishes Draft

In this context, the Portuguese communications regulator (ANACOM) published on 4 August 2020 a draft document aimed at transposing the EECC (the Draft Transposition of the EECC), following a public consultation launched by the Government/ANACOM on 26 November 2019, in which various stakeholders provided their inputs on the matter. As a general rule, the draft transposition […]

Wrongful trading in Northern Ireland what is it and what has changed

Wrongful trading is a term that has received quite a bit of press over the last few months, mainly through the headlines generated by the UK Government’s unprecedented amendment to the wrongful trading provisions contained within our insolvency legislation. But what exactly is wrongful trading and what has changed?

Where feeding feels like abuse – a harrowing case

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & North Bristol NHS Trust v WA & Ors [2020] EWCOP 37 Introduction This application concerned WA, a Palestinian refugee, who believes he was born on 29 December 1994, and who was therefore 25 years old. WA is a patient at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, having been admitted due to malnourishment. […]

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A&O lawyer braced for SDT appearance in Weinstein probe

An Allen & Overy (A&O) lawyer has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and could face prosecution for the drawing up of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. A year after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) opened the investigation into the NDA handed to Zelda Perkins, it has now been […]

EY poised to swoop for Thomson Reuters’ managed legal services arm

Accountancy giant EY is in talks to acquire Thomson Reuters’ managed legal services business, The Lawyer has learned, in an attempt to further bolster its offering after taking on New Law business Riverview last year. According to sources close to EY, negotiations are taking place between the two companies, with the expectation of reaching a […]

Six associates sue Jones Day over sex discrimination and ‘frat-boy culture’

Jones Day has come under fire this week, with six US-based female associates filing a detailed $200m class action against the firm. The six women have accused the US law firm of engaging in “systemic discrimination based on gender, pregnancy, and maternity” with a “fraternity culture“, which they say led female associates to receive lower […]

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Pinsent Masons makes up 15 in latest promotions round

Pinsent Masons has made up 10 lawyers in the UK and 15 overall in its latest round of partner promotions. The UK promotions are Laura Ayre in the energy team; Victoria Baker, Clara Boyd, Chrissy Findlay and Robert Tellwright, all in financial services; Tom Eastwood and Jamie Lockerbie in real estate; Michael Fletcher and Thilo […]

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