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Insurer's failure exposes costs conflict as NHS defendants dig in

LAMP Insurance was a casualty of a wider dispute between claimant firms and NHS trusts.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Barrister suspended for not holding practising certificate

Bernadette McGurk has been suspended for six months following charges of professional misconduct.
Law Society Gazette - Published

‘In a very short time a great many she bears’

Excerpts from Solicitors Journal 1919 show an attitude towards women in the profession that still casts a shadow today.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Human rights lawyer shot dead in Colombia

Paula Andrea Rosero Ordóñez is the latest victim of escalating violence after receiving threats to her life.
Law Society Gazette - Published

European Union: European Parliament Votes Through Changes To Cross-Border Fund Distribution Rules - Pinsent Masons LLP

The European Parliament has adopted an agreement which will remove the barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds sold under European directives.
Mondaq - Published

European Union: Brexit: EU Grants Extension To October 31, 2019 - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw's Global Mobility Practice hosts attorneys licensed to practice in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Germany. The group has the capability to assist clients with obtaining work
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Prince Charles tells GCs: you must act on climate change

Prince of Wales says general counsel are uniquely placed to respond to the growing threat.
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Criminal barristers vote on one day walkout

Barristers are expected to walk out of all criminal trials and hearings on 1 July, in escalation of row over pay.
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Veteran solicitor rebuked for public comment to blind client

Essex practitioner apologised immediately for comment 'made in a moment of frustration'.
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Dishonest solicitors cost profession £18.1m in compensation

SRA’s annual review backs up long-held view that burden on compensation fund is growing.
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Barrister accused of deceiving court to block prosecution of abusive headmaster

Former cabinet minister claims under parliamentary privilege that barrister ’gravely misled’ court in sexual abuse case after failing to disclose information.
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Finalists for legal aid 'Oscars' revealed

Practitioners celebrate nominations day after UN envoy highlights impact of cuts on society's poorest.
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GCs unveil tactics to make external firms diverse

Network builds on open letter in which it threatened to withhold millions.
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Claims firm folded when CFA delays choked off cashflow

London practice ran into trouble - and borrowed millions - when claims over faulty cavity wall insulation did not settle.
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Firm right to withhold privileged information, High Court rules

Judge backs Taylor Wessing in five-year dispute over Bahamian trust.
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Listed pioneer Gateley's income tops £100m

Acquisition pipeline ’remains strong’, firm says in trading statement.
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UK: Join The Next Future Pharma Forum: Competition/Antitrust Seminar, 13 June - Arnold & Porter

The Arnold & Porter Future Pharma Forum provides training and networking opportunities for junior and mid-level lawyers in the life sciences industry.
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UK: ¿Qué es la denuncia de irregularidades? - WhistleB

La denuncia de irregularidades puede tener lugar dentro de una organización o en el ámbito público.
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Trainee solicitor banned after cocaine find while on duty

William Mawdsley was dismissed by his firm five months into his training period.
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UK: Join Our Webinar On 18 June To Discuss Data And Its Impact On Medical Technology Companies - Arnold & Porter

Apologies that it has been a while since we've posted! We have lots in the pipeline, starting with this webinar.
Mondaq - Published

UK: Court Of Appeal Overturns CAT In Landmark Collective Action Against Mastercard - Van Bael & Bellis

On 16 April 2019, the UK Court of Appeal ruled that the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") had incorrectly refused to certify a major collective action brought against Mastercard.
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UK: IRS Releases Even More Guidance To Facilitate Opportunity Zone Program - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

The Opportunity Zone program was created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to allow investors the "opportunity" to defer paying tax on gains from selling property by investing the proceeds from the..
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European Union: Online Traders Falling Short Of EU Law Standards For Consumer Protection - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

The EU Consumer Rights Directive (the Directive) came into force in 2011 and was implemented in the UK by the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellations and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.
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Accountancy body wins right to regulate oaths

Lord chancellor throws a bone to ICAEW after court spurns bid to regulate reserved activities.
Law Society Gazette - Published

UK: Can There Be Contributory Negligence In Suicide Cases? - Clyde & Co

A successful, or even unsuccessful, attempt at taking one's own life will have a devastating impact on the family of the individual involved.
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UK: Parent Company Liability For Environmental Harm Caused By Overseas Subsidiaries - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Colleagues in the Environmental, Safety and Health practice group have published an interesting post on the recent Vedanta Resources decision.
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FDACs to grow after government pledges £15m to keep children out of care

Children minister says substance-abuse problem-solving courts stop vulnerable families from spiralling out of control.
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Lawyers urged to crack down on money laundering before governments intervene

International Bar Association proposes what it says are stricter rules for the profession in light of the Panama papers revelations.
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UK: Useful Court Guidance On Dealing With Subject Access Requests - Clyde & Co

The High Court recently ruled that the information provided in response to a subject access request (SAR) was inadequate and ordered the data controller to provide significant further information.
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Regulators should 'incentivise' lawtech - consumer panel

Incentives should be part of a ‘robust regulatory framework’. Says regulator.
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Law centre JR prompts Home Office to clarify immigration support

Guidance and application form published a month before judicial review was due to be heard.
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UK: IRS Releases Helpful Private Letter Ruling For Calculating The Weighted Average Economic Life Of Bond-Financed Property (But Mind The Footnote) - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

On May 3, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service released Private Letter Ruling 201918008. The IRS concluded
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UK: The Impact Of Changes In UAE Insurance Regulation On Energy Claims - Clyde & Co

To date, changes in insurance regulation in the UAE have had little significant direct impact on claims and claim adjustment.
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UK: Employment Essentials: 5 Lessons From April 2019 - Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG's experts bring you five significant employment law developments you should be aware of this month
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UK: Non-Resident CGT Changes Re UK Real Estate: The Beginning Of The End, Or The End Of The Beginning? - Charles Russell Speechlys

Yet further changes to the taxation of UK real estate have been made, with effect from 6 April 2019.
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UK: HMRC's Gain Is Non-Residents' Loss: Tax On UK Real Estate Gains For Non-UK Resident Corporates And Funds - Charles Russell Speechlys

Our summary of the changes for collective investment vehicles and corporate taxpayers
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UK: Rich Pickings For HMRC? The New UK Tax Rules On "Property-Rich Companies" - Charles Russell Speechlys

With effect from 6 April 2019, the scope of UK tax for non-residents has been extended to catch gains on disposals of interests in "property-rich companies".
Mondaq - Published

UK: Directors Who Are Also Pension Scheme Trustees – What Duties Do They Owe? - Mayer Brown

The High Court has held that directors of the sponsoring employer of two pension schemes did not, as trustees of those schemes, owe any fiduciary duties to the employer.
Mondaq - Published

UK: Decisive Action To Protect Your Business From Security Breaches And Incidents - Giambrone & Partners

HR and IT professionals must be even more vigilant in protecting data that comes into the possession of the business and take even more precautions to prevent accidental and deliberate breaches.
Mondaq - Published

Litigants in person making PI claims face 'bewildering' choice, says MedCo

Calls to simplify process for securing a medical report following an RTA - but who exactly is going to pay?
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Linklaters launches pilot scheme for disadvantaged students

Students on the Linklaters programme will receive £6,000, as well as work experience and one-to-one mentoring.
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MPs hear lawyers roundly condemn ‘cost-saving’ court reforms

Barrister cites the case of a modern slavery victim who was deprived of damages because of a court blunder.
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UK: Planning For An Ageing Population - Dentons

the housing shortage and the inability of young people to get onto the property ladder, particularly in the south-east of England, is a near-constant media headline.
Mondaq - Published

UK: Capital Gains On Sale Of Property: United Kingdom - STA Law Firm

For more clarity, if you are selling an asset, the sale value will generally be the sale price of that asset,
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UK: International Data Breach Strategies - Gowling WLG

Over recent years, cyber-attacks and data breaches have become increasingly common. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has seen a surge in breaches
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Insurance policies in doubt after key ATE provider fails

LAMP Insurance seeks to enter liquidation, with policyholders told to find alternative protection.
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High Court showdown over facial recognition technology begins

Liberty says police force deployed the software at the 2017 Champions League final and Ed Sheeran concerts.
Law Society Gazette - Published

UK: Breaking Ground: Technology In Construction - Fenwick Elliott LLP

If you missed that article, please take some time out to review this.
Mondaq - Published

Dishonest claimant facing contempt charge as court rails at PI fraud tactics

Former Asons client discontinued case when the game was up, but court insists matter should not end there.
Law Society Gazette - Published

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