Time for ADR to play its part

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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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In brief: Group advises on 'jobs for the girls'

The Young Women Lawyers group will be holding a ‘job opportunities’ evening on 19 October at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. The evening is aimed at students and applicants for traineeships or pupillages, as well as the newly qualified and unemployed. Advice and information will be on offer from partners in City and high […]

Law Soc backs Taylor in sentence row

The Law Society has strongly supported the Lord Chief Justice’s unprecedented attack on the Home Secretary’s plans for tougher sentences for burglary and violent offences. A spokesman criticised Home Secretary Michael Howard’s move into the preserve of judicial discretion describing it as another step toward a “totalitarian State”. Roger Ede, secretary of the society’s criminal […]

Bakers' assistant cleared of assault

A SOLICITOR with City firm Baker & McKenzie has been cleared of attacking a gay airline steward in a brawl at a cashpoint machine. Stephen Sumpton was acquitted at Southwark Crown Court of assaulting Neil Chambers causing actual bodily harm. Sumpton, a 27-year-old assistant at Bakers, was alleged to have assaulted Chambers after shouting homosexual […]

Doctor in the set

John Malpas reports A former doctor has made the transition to the Bar to join Devereux Chambers as a tenant. Dr Dijen Basu, who has just completed his pupillage at the set, is currently doing employment, personal injury and commercial work but hopes his medical background will help him to specialise successfully in medical negligence […]

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