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Must article 2 inquiries seek to identify those responsible for the death?

In February 1989 Patrick Finucane, an Irish Catholic lawyer, was eating dinner with his wife and children when gunmen forced their way into his home and shot him 14 times. Thirty years later this murder remains one of the most notorious events of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’. An inquest the following year examined only the […]

Assessing lender risk in fund finance markets (GLI Chapters)

Lawyers from Jersey and the Cayman Islands have contributed to Global Legal Insight’s 2019 guide to assessing lender risk in fund finance markets. A zero-risk product? Despite being a relatively long-standing lending product, until very recently there had been no public payment defaults by funds in the fund finance space, and consequently, no test cases […]

The future of conveyancing – A new digital age?

By Christina Gill In a world that is becoming increasingly digitalised, it is likely that within the next few years we will see huge technological shifts in the way conveyancing is conducted. This could mean the whole process of purchasing a home, including completion of all necessary documentation, moving online. But, what does this mean from […]

Regulator 2019 annual funding statement for DB schemes

By Jo Ratcliffe, Ruth Bamforth, Craig Looker On 5 March 2019 the Pensions Regulator (Regulator) published its annual defined benefit (DB) pension scheme funding statement.  The statement trails the Regulator’s approach to scheme funding which is expected to be set out in the new draft funding code due in 2019. This Insight looks at the Regulator’s 2019 statement and […]

Defence & Security procurement 2019

By Ana Marta Castro Legal framework 1. What statutes or regulations govern procurement of defence and security articles? The basic procurement rules for defence and security contracts are set forth by the Public Procurement Law in the Fields of Defence and Security (PPDS), approved by Decree-Law 104/2011 of 6 October 2011, which implemented the EU […]

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Quote of the week

“Judicial chambers, like any other small office, require a close working relationship among its staff, and workers routinely may be exposed to the vagaries of co-workers’ or employer’s sometimes eccentric personalities or uncivil behaviour.” – Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court rules that Traffic Court Judge Lillian Podgorski’s habits of throwing things at her assistant, cursing her family, […]

Dibbs fights changes in internet law

Dibb Lupton Alsop’s Brussels office is launching a campaign to fight the European Commission over plans to change the laws covering e-commerce. The EU wants to make companies trading on the internet subject to the different laws of all 15 member states. “It would be an untenable situation,” says Mike Pullen, an associate in Dibbs’ […]

Philip Goodchild on part-timers' bids for pension rights

Philip Goodchild is a pensions solicitor at Hammond Suddards. Women part-time workers are waiting for a ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), due 14 September, in the case of Preston v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust. This is a test case for 60,000 employees who allege that, contrary to Article 119 of the Treaty […]

Flotations & Financing

Garretts represented Dicom Group on the equity funding of acquisition vehicle Imaging Components Corporation (ICC) and its $70.5m (£44m) tender offer for US company Kofax Image Products. David Bolton, corporate partner at Garretts, led a three-strong team, including Mark Cathro and Matthew Dobson, both managers in the corporate department. New York firm Kirkland & Ellis […]

Kingsford Stacey opens PI department

London firm Kingsford Stacey Blackwell is due to open a specialist personal injury claims unit this week staffed by 60 lawyers, making it one of the largest in the UK. Kingsford Stacey went on a massive recruitment drive in May, bringing in 50 new fee earners to deal with calls from the public. The firm […]

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