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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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The old saying ‘More haste less speed’ has a topical ring to it in legal circles following the recent House of Lords ruling in the case of road crash victim Ronald Page. Page is seeking compensation over the condition myalgic ecephalomyelitis (ME) which he claims was brought on as a result of the road accident. […]

Firms to lose out as AA drops scheme

MORE than 350 law firms face losing work from the AA following the motoring organisation’s decision to drop free legal advice for members accused of driving offences. They will have to win more clients independently rather than having them referred by the AA’s in-house lawyers. Peter Newman, head of the AA’s legal services department, says […]

Firm aims for football club clients

LAW firm Memery Crystal is pitching for work from professional football clubs in an attempt to expand its portfolio of sports clients. The partnership has already been in contact with several interested teams after displaying its legal skills at an exhibition for football clubs’ commercial managers this month. A spokeswoman says there have already been […]

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