This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 5 October 2014

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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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Managing the managers

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Eversheds ranked at number 14 in Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index

Eversheds has been ranked at number 14 in Acritas’s Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index 2014, which is compiled from data derived from 1,185 interviews with respondents in $1bn-plus revenue organisations across the world, who have senior responsibility for buying legal services. All interviews were conducted by telephone in local languages across 55 countries between October […]

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Latham triumphs in London Metal Exchange Court of Appeal hearing

Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses. The Russian metal giant scored a victory in March 2014 when the High Court ruled that the LME should have […]

Graduates and students set to showcase work at Collyer Bristow Gallery

New graduates and students from Middlesex University and Goldsmiths, University of London, will be showcasing their work in a curated exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, a bespoke space in central London. One artist will be selected by Emma Dexter, director of visual arts at the British Council, to receive the new Collyer Bristow award […]

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Wonga looks to Slaughters for advice on FCA deal

What a week it’s been for payday loans company Wonga, which has once again locked horns with the Financial Conduct Authority. It’s the second time in less than four months that the pair have clashed, following the revelation that Wonga sent out debt collection letters from fake law firms earlier this year. This time round, […]

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