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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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With an up-front policy against predatory bidding and a commitment to training local authorities in the legalities of CCT, Leeds firm Eversheds Hepworth & Chadwick has secured itself a safe niche in the public sector market. One of the few practices to pledge not to tender, Eversheds has a growing reputation as the private practice […]

French firm hires lecturer to aid Kazakh expansion

FRENCH firm Salans Hertzfield & Heilbronn has taken on a university lecturer from Kazakhstan as a consultant to help develop its new office in the capital, Almaty. Anatoly Didenko, head of the civil law department, will work with the firm’s full-time lawyers, Karen Widess, a Russian-speaking Western corporate lawyer, and Aigoul Kenjebayeva, a Kazakh natural […]

Law societies compete for Yorks base

THREE Yorkshire law societies have put in a bid for the Chancery Lane regional secretary to be based in their areas. Law Society officials have announced that the fifth regional office will be based in the county. But the decision on the exact venue is to be left to the local law societies. Martin Simpson, […]

Green light for spoiling tactics?

Roger Pearson reports on a decision that could open the floodgates for election sound-alikes Two High Court judges sitting as an election court refused to outlaw the actions of a retired headmaster who stood in European elections as the Literal Democrat candidate. The unsuccessful Liberal Democrat, Adrian Sanders, who had challenged his opponent’s candidacy, declared: […]

IT in brief

The new data protection registrar has taken up her post. Elizabeth France’s main priority will be deciding whether to lobby for changes to the 1984 Data Protection Act or to wait for the EC draft directive on data protection, now under review, but not expected to be adopted in the UK until 1997. The office […]

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