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Corporate legal teams are under constant pressure to deliver more value to their organisations. Growing demand and changing expectations from the business mean that legal departments are adapting to embrace innovation and requiring their network of external counsel to do the same. Generally, corporate legal teams are adopting new technologies and adapting to changing pressures […]

Russian sanctions against Ukraine: Ban on the import of certain commodities

A ban on the import into Russia of certain commodities, the country of origin of which is Ukraine or which move through the territory of Ukraine was introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29 December 2018 No. 1716-83. The list of the commodities prohibited for import is provided in […]

Draft patent (amendment) rules, 2018 published for objections and suggestions

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 (Draft Rules) for objections and suggestions. The key highlights of the Draft Rules are broadly set out below: International Applications: Patent agents will be required to file all documents, including scanned copies of documents, only by electronic transmission at the time of […]

Amendment to S. 197 of companies act, 2013 notified: Government approval no longer required for enhancement of managerial remuneration

In a long awaited move, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (CA Amendment Act), relating to managerial remuneration, which are now in force with effect from 12 September 2018. By way of a notification, the amendments to Section 197 and Schedule V of the Companies […]

Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

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General: There are about 130 lawyers practising on the Cayman Islands and 25 law firms all of which practice local law. Ten of the firms have offshore practices, with five of these being mainly offshore practices; the remaining 15 have a mixed practice, which includes exclusively local practice in areas such as litigation and conveyancing. […]

Mears is not representative of the profession

“The public shouldn’t get the idea that an odd fish called Martin Mears is in any way representative of the profession.” A summer away from Law Society politics appears to have had an invigorating effect on Henry Hodge. After the self-imposed purdah out of the political limelight since his defeat at the polls he has […]

Peer defends equality organisations

A KEY architect of the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality has accused Law Society president Martin Mears of “ignorant demagoguery”. The Liberal Democrat peer and lawyer Lord Lester, who helped set up the two bodies in the 1970s as a special adviser to home secretary Roy Jenkins, has expressed astonishment at […]

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