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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Irwin Mitchell has bought a portfolio of personal injury cases from failed Manchester firm Donns. Donns filed for administration today (23 March), with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Toby Underwood and Robert Hebenton appointed as administrators. Irwin Mitchell was one of a number of firms to pick up personal injury specialist Donns’ work in progress – understood to […]

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Latimer Lee partner defends Man U fan in dispute over Man City expansion

Regional property lawyer Chris Platt of Manchester-based Latimer Lee is leading a land dispute between Manchester City Football Club and a fan of rival side Manchester United. The partner has been instructed to represent Manchester United supporter and landowner Shaun O’Brien against legal action taken by Manchester City Council and Manchester City. The latter two […]

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Maclays keeps on knocking after Bond Pearce talks end

News that Bond Pearce and Maclay Murray & Spens have called off merger talks after months of discussions (TheLawyer.com, 14 March) sheds new light on the rush to consolidate among mid-market firms – all the mergers that have been announced in the past few months and  all the merger talks known to be going on […]

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Former ‘flying squad’ member quits Camerons for Edwards Wildman

CMS Cameron McKenna’s international head of private equity Ted Cominos is to leave the firm to become a partner in the Chicago office of newly merged Edwards Wildman. Cominos joined Camerons less than two years ago along with partners Graham Conlon and Alexandra Florea, plus associates John Faurescu, Cristina Proca, Anela Musat and Gokce Kilic […]

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Dewey hires Paris Hilton’s PR man to fight negative press

Dewey & LeBoeuf has turned to one of the biggest names in crisis management to help it deal with bad publicity surrounding its financial health. Described by Forbes magazine as the ‘Flack For When You’re Under’, Michael Sitrick is expected to quieten the media storm after a wave of partner exits – 30 since the […]

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