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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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Ex-Blythes partner faces jail for theft

FORMER Blythe Liggins partner Terence Liggins – the son of one of the Leamington Spa firm’s founding partners – has been found guilty of stealing £200,000 from a client in order to prop up his ailing timeshare company. Liggins – whose father Sir Edmund Liggins was president of the Law Society – was convicted of […]

Judgments go online via Smith Bernal Web site

A FREE Internet service with details of all Court of Appeal and Crown Court judgments has been launched by official court reporters Smith Bernal. Reports will be made available to the public on the same day that they are released by the judiciary via a service known as Casebase, which has been developed at a […]

Camerons to open Bristol “City expertise' practice…

CAMERON Mckenna – best known for its expansionist designs abroad – has turned its attention closer to home with the surprise launch of a corporate practice in Bristol. The three-partner team, to be set up in June and led by Michael Jones, is to operate under the banner “City expertise – Bristol-based” and will bolster […]

Sets to be “named and shamed' over equality

THE BAR Council is preparing to “name and shame” chambers that have failed to come clean about their equal opportunities policies after less than a quarter responded to an official survey on the issue. Last June, 420 sets were asked if they had implemented the Bar Council’s 1995 Equality Code but only 92 have replied. […]

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