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Civil partnerships: a thing of the past?

By Sarah Green This week, the Supreme Court has heard the case of a couple who wish for their relationship to have the same legal status as same-sex civil partners…

Letting standards slip: Hotel owners cannot enforce brand standards

By Edward John An appeal judge refused to grant a hotel owner an order for specific performance requiring the tenant to maintain active trade and keep and run premises in accordance with brand standards. In Zinc Cobham 1 Ltd and ors v Adda Hotels, Zinc Hotels failed in its attempt to force Adda Hotels and […]

Luxembourg: Effect of the insurance distribution directive on the life insurance industry

Directive (EU) 2016/97 on Insurance Distribution of 20 January 2016 (“IDD” or “the Directive”) harmonises national provisions concerning the distribution of insurance and reinsurance products and insurance-based investment products (“IBIPs”) by insurance intermediaries, insurance companies, their employees, and ancillary insurance intermediaries in the European Union. The objective of the present article is not to summarize […]

Bulgaria to introduce derogations from the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The Bulgarian government has announced a set of specific requirements relating to the processing of personal data that it plans to introduce to national legislation in addition to the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Such specific requirements (commonly known as “derogations”) are allowed by the GDPR in certain areas, such […]

Glencore awarded anti-suit injunction in DRC

In Kamoto Copper Company SA v Africa Horizons Investments Ltd and Ventora Development SASU [2018] EWHC 1086 (Comm) , Mr Justice Males ordered an anti-suit injunction against the defendant companies on the claimant’s application after the second defendant commenced proceedings in the DRC claiming US$2.857bn in relation to the alleged assignment of a royalties agreement…

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Nicholson Graham & Jones has helped Frank Warren settle another dispute without going to the courts. A dispute between Warren and WBC World Super-Middleweight Champion Richie Woodhall was settled in two days with the Centre for Dispute Resolution acting as mediator. Richard Cramer of specialist sports solicitors McCormicks in Leeds represented Woodhall.

In brief: Cloisters Chambers

Cloisters Chambers has appointed its first chambers director following an internal shake-up. Freelance management consultant Vanessa Peters joined Cloisters last week. Peters, a former solicitor, practiced in the areas of administrative law, crime and general civil litigation. Leading property set Falcon Chambers is also looking to appoint a chambers director and is offering a salary […]

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Mardi Gras bomber Edgar Pearce was finally convicted. Chiswick resident Pearce, who was described during the trial as posing a threat comparable to the IRA, planted home-made bombs as part of a motiveless series of offences, including blackmail, causing an explosion, possession of firearms and unlawful wounding.

Frank Ilett and Bruno Augustin discuss the Competition Act

Frank Ilett and Bruno Augustin are both members of Ernst & Young’s Litigation Support Services Group. Imagine that you run the only petrol station on a remote island off Scotland, with a captive market of motorists who cannot easily obtain their fuel anywhere else. If you are charging higher prices than mainland suppliers, you may […]

Legal chief quits Pearson as media giant eyes US market

Pearson, the international media giant, has parted company with its head of legal as it refocuses its operation towards the US. Group legal director and company secretary Paul Vickers has already left the company but a replacement has yet to be found. Pearson is now looking to recruit a US-qualified lawyer to replace Vickers as […]

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