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UK: Ensuring Compliance With Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations - BCL Solicitors LLP

What gaps currently exist in the UK regulatory regime and what are the main changes heralded by SI 2019/1511?
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UK: Employment Matters - January 2020 - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Mr Sethi is a Sikh who adheres strictly to Kesh, which is the requirement that the hair of the body not be cut. Because of his belief in Kesh, Mr Sethi never cuts his beard.
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UK: Do Liquidated Damages Clauses Survive Contractual Termination? - Clyde & Co

Following what has been a series of conflicting judgements, the case of Triple Point in the Court of Appeal has begun to shed some much...
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UK: Labour Law – What Is Parliament Currently Working On? - Dentons

What new developments may await employers in 2020? Below you will find information on the labour law and social insurance bills that are currently before Parliament
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UK: Updated BREF For Food And Drink Industry - Dentons

Last month the European Commission published an updated Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document and BAT ...
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UK: English Court Considers Whether "Braganza Duty" And Duty Of Good Faith Qualify Termination Rights - Mayer Brown

In TAQA Bratani Limited and others v Rockrose1 the High Court has recently considered whether Joint Operating Agreements ("JOAs")...
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UK: Healthy IP? - Marks & Clerk

January always sees a boost for the fitness industry as people resolve to lead healthier lives, and make amends for some of the excesses of the festive season.
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UK: The Rise Of AI And WIPO Consultation On Intellectual Property Issues - Mayer Brown

Ongoing public consultations from the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the UK Information Commissioner's Office demonstrate a focus by intellectual property policymakers on...
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Judge praises lawyer-free divorce service

Mr Justice Mostyn says 'amicable' system has greatly improved access to justice.
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UK: The EDPB On ‘Data Protection By Design And By Default' - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

On 13 November 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted the guidelines on Data Protection by Design and Default (DPbDD)
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UK: Key Takeaways From The ICO's Draft Direct Marketing Code Of Practice - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has published a draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing, which is now out for consultation.
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UK: New EHRC Guidance On Sexual Harassment And Harassment At Work - Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

In January 2020, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published new guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work.
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UK: Episode 162 – A View From Mayer Brown - Mayer Brown

This podcast is the second of a two part series looking at the key cases of 2019.
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UK: Late Applications And The 1975 Act - Withers LLP

In March 2019 Chief Master Marsh allowed Mrs Bhusate to bring her 1975 Act claim 25 years and nine months out of time, setting a new benchmark.
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UK: Arbitrating Climate Change Disputes - DLA Piper

Climate change is a high priority on the global political and business agendas. As States and private parties become subject to increasing regulation to limit carbon emissions
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Worldwide: How Is Mauritius Able To Help The UK Strengthen Trade And Investment Ties With Africa? - Ocorian

Ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit on 20 January and as the UK seeks to boost economic links with Africa after Brexit, Directors John Félicité and Raju Jaddoo take a timely
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UK: The Variable Capital Company Goes Live - Withers LLP

The eagerly anticipated Variable Capital Company ("VCC") structure went ‘live' on 14 January 2020 with the commencement of the Variable Capital Companies Act ("VCC Act").
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Insurance services business opens legal arm with Keoghs acquisition

Around 1,700 staff from defendant specialist are set to come under the wing of the Davies Group.
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Pakistan focus of endangered lawyers’ day

Activist detained at airport as report warns of threat to lawyers in Pakistan.
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UK: Employers Have A Duty To Assess The Risk Of Stress - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Workers are under ever increasing pressures at work, often striving to deliver more with fewer resources. The resulting stress affects not only individuals, families and colleagues by impacting...
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European Union: CRISPR Patent Portfolio Edited: The Broad Institute Has Lost Its Appeal On A Key CRISPR Patent In Europe - Dehns

As I have discussed previously here, CRISPR-based techniques have revolutionized the field of gene editing in recent years.
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European Union: Breaking News In The CRISPR Patent Wars - Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP

The Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO) hearing the opposition appeal case on The Broad Institute's CRISPR patent EP2771468...
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UK: Simplification Of UK Partnership Tax Reporting For Investment Fund Partnerships - Proskauer Rose LLP

In the Finance Act 2018, the UK Government enacted a number of changes to the information required in partnership returns that raised the concern of undue and impracticable administrative...
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UK: Ethical Veganism Is A Philosophical Belief Subject To Protection Under The Equality Act 2010 - Wrigleys Solicitors

Employment tribunal judge was 'overwhelmingly' satisfied that ethical veganism met the necessary tests
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UK: Reaching The Limit On Drink-Driving? Government Considers Zero-Tolerance Approach - Clyde & Co

Our current drink-drive limit gives a false impression that it is acceptable to mix alcohol and driving - which couldn't be further from the truth
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Worldwide: Broad's CRISPR/Cas9 Patent EP2771468 Revoked By The European Patent Office - DLA Piper

In the ongoing CRISPR patent battle, after four days of oral arguments, it was announced today that the European Patent Office's (EPO) Technical Board of Appeal (Board)
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UK: Indirect Religious Discrimination: Blanket "No Beards" Policy Indirectly Discriminated Against Sikh Job Applicant - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Mr Sethi is a Sikh who adheres strictly to Kesh, which is the requirement that the hair of the body not be cut. Because of his belief in Kesh, Mr Sethi never cuts his beard.
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UK: Whistleblowing: Suffering A Detriment - DAC Beachcroft LLP

To bring a whistleblowing detriment claim in an Employment Tribunal, a worker must suffer the detriment in the "field of employment", not in a private or personal capacity.
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Worldwide: PropTech: Housing - DAC Beachcroft LLP

In this brief viewpoint we consider how technology will disrupt the residential sector, right across the value chain, creating new business models and new partnerships.
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Worldwide: Taxation Of Cryptocurrency: Reporting Charitable Contributions In The US And New Developments In The UK - DLA Piper

In recent years, owners of appreciated cryptocurrency assets have donated cryptocurrency to the relatively small number of charities that currently accept such donations
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UK: Sanctions, Frozen Assets, Disclosure Risks – The Responsibilities Corporates Have Under Law - BCL Solicitors LLP

How much do businesses that operate in the UK need to worry about financial crime?
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Brain injury solicitors report greater cooperation from insurers

Claimant lawyers say defendants are more attuned now to patient rehabilitation.
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UK: Private Wealth Legal Update - New Year 2020 - Hewitsons LLP

On 6 December 2019, the Northampton office hosted a Christmas collection in aid of the Northampton Women's Refuge, Eve, which supports local women and children affected by domestic abuse.
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UK: 'Step-Change In Culture' Needed From Personal And Commercial Insurers (Special Edition Insurance Briefing - 15 January 2020) - Pinsent Masons LLP

Welcome to a special edition of the Insurance Briefing in which we bring you the analysis and commentary of the insurance team at Pinsent Masons on the recent portfolio strategy letter from the UK's..
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Bar 'at breaking point', new research suggests

Information provider Lexis Nexis claims barristers’ approach to work ‘will have to change’ despite the bar'd generally bullish outlook.
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Optimism about bar’s future is misguided, researcher suggests

Information provider Lexis Nexis claims bar ‘is at breaking point’ and barristers’ approach to work ‘will have to change’.
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UK: Part Two: What's On The Agenda For An Alternative Assets CFO? - Ocorian

With a focus on the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in the alternative assets space, Directors Rory Blazeby and Richard Hansford highlight the challenges this poses
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UK: Legacy Claims - 2019 In Review - Clyde & Co

Case law continues to provide the biggest talking points for the legacy claims market in the United Kingdom, with particular focus on noise induced hearing loss and HAVS claims
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UK: Top 5 Recent Workplace Developments – January 2020 - Clyde & Co

This is our selection of the recent developments which we think will have the most significant impact on HR practice.
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European Union: Cookies Consent: CNIL Steps In With A Proposal For Compliance - Mayer Brown

On January 14, the French data protection authority (the "CNIL") released a proposal for a set of practical requirements for placing cookies in web-based and mobile application environments...
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UK: Charity Begins At (A Smart) Home - Taylor Vinters

"Alexa, make a donation to my favourite charity" – a command that could become commonplace, as more and more charities are engaging with supporters through voice assist tech.
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UK: Discrimination Update – What Constitutes A ‘Philosophical Belief' Under The Equality Act? - Dentons

The judge also addressed the implications his decision had for freedom of speech.
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UK: The BBC News: A Round Up Of The BBC's Equal Pay Failings - Edwin Coe LLP

Last week, an Employment Tribunal upheld Samira Ahmed's (presenter of "Newswatch") claim against the BBC for equal pay.
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UK: A Right Old Royal Rumble! - Dehns

As has been reported in sections of the press recently, the Sussexes filed applications to register the trade marks SUSSEX ROYAL...
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UK: Introducing The First Survey Of Venture Capital Deal Terms For European Startups - Withers LLP

It's been a good decade for venture capital. Globally, more than $1.5 trillion was invested in venture capital deals, worldwide between 2010 and 2019.
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UK: Recent Changes To The Laws Regarding Construction Quality And Authorization - DLA Piper

On 8 January 2020, Law no. 7/2020 on the amending and supplementing of (i) Law no. 10/1995 regarding the quality in construction (Law no. 10/1995), as well as of (ii) Law no. 50/1991 regarding the ...
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Hedging bets

A novel ‘redress scheme’ for businesses mis-sold complex financial products dealt with 16,000 claims. Did it fall short? Eduardo Reyes reports.
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When to disapply subordinate legislation

It is still relatively uncontroversial to suggest that, as a matter of public law, public authorities must comply with legislation. But what should public authorities do where such compliance would..
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Exceptional case funding scheme failing, report reveals

Paper by Dr Joe Tomlinson shows legal aid providers have little faith in ‘off-putting’ system.
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Thousands go online to apply for divorce

70,000 people have applied since the process was digitised in 2018.
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