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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a new consumer protection duty of care for financial services firms.  Walker Morris Banking and Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain.

GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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In brief: Dundas & Wilson tucks into receiver work

Dundas & Wilson has been appointed to act on behalf of the joint receivers of the three companies in the Capital Foods Group. Capital Foods operates more than 60 shops in Scotland, employing over 500 staff. The case will be handled by Dundas’ new partners Graeme Henry and Michael Hughes, who are involved in developing […]

Extra stipendiaries pledged to cut delays

The Lord Chancellor is to increase the number of stipendiary magistrates in a bid to reduce delays in the courts. Lord Mackay has introduced a statutory instrument to increase the maximum number of stipendiary magistrates who can sit outside inner London and the City from 40 to 50. Introducing a debate in the Commons last […]

New head of Bar European

Nicholas Paines, of Monckton Chambers, was elected as the new chair of the Bar European Group at the group’s AGM on 12 June. Peter Duffy of Essex Court Chambers was elected vice-chair. Paines first task will be to organise the group’s annual garden party held jointly with the Solicitors’ European group on 4 July. The […]

Ahead in the regions

According to a number of practitioners, the regional PI and medical negligence Bar is “as good as anyone can find and solicitors sometimes come from London for high quality counsel”. The advantage for instructing solicitors is that the local Bar is “just around the corner”. Lawyers are looking for counsel who specialise rather than dabble […]

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