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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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The Lawyer Inquiry: Moni Mannings

Born in London in 1963, Moni Mannings was called to the Bar in 1984 and requalified as a solicitor in 1988. She is a senior assistant in the banking and capital markets department at Simmons & Simmons. What was your first job? Manning the school secretary’s phone during lunchtime, two days a week, aged 10. […]

Society set to end scale fees fight

THE PRESIDENCY and the Law Society Council appear set to bury their differences to push forward measures to end the slump in conveyancing fees. Consultation on plans to withdraw indemnity fund insurance from firms which undercut minimum set conveyancing fees, promoted by Law Society vice-president Robert Sayer, looks set to go to the profession in […]

Simon Stokes reviews the major case law involving all things IT

Simon Stokes is a solicitor in the media & technology group at Manches & Co. To the non-specialist the subject of computer law may appear unrewarding: a world of source codes, functionality, fourth generation languages and other impenetrable jargon. In fact it is a field where various legal disciplines merge: data protection, intellectual property law, […]

Tests to weed out trainee surplus

AN APTITUDE test for would-be solicitors to be taken before training has emerged as the favoured presidential device for reducing the profession’s trainee surplus. Law Society vice-president Robert Sayer appears to have plumped for non-academic personality tests as the best way to deal with what he and president Martin Mears identified during the presidential elections […]

No such thing as a sure-fire win

The legal department at Derbyshire County Council was caught out by the national media furore which declared the centuries-old tradition of displaying goods outside a greengrocers illegal. The department thought its magistrates court action against Ilkeston greengrocer Brian Godfrey, after he ignored a request to stop displaying his stock on the pavement, was a routine […]

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