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US Supreme Court Tackles the Cloud

This is not a new case, but it has finally reached the US Supreme Court.  From a pure legal jurisdictional perspective, this case...

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Bitcoin futures regulator allows employees to trade crypto

After numerous employees inquiries, the CFTC has recently told their employees that it is kosher for them to invest in cyrptocurrencies...

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Cryptocurrency, a diamond in the rough or fool's gold?

Many believe that cryptocurrency with underlying Blockchain technology has the power to disrupt our global economy. Hard to believe,...

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#MeToo: Creating a culture that takes harassment seriously

Staff need to know you'll take their claims of harassment seriously. Mary Goldsbrough's recent article for Real Business advises...

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Cryptocurrencies: Regulation v Innovation

The EU are 'threatening' to bring in regulation to control the risks spoken around things like Blockchain rise in Bitcoin values, mining...

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Because Trademark Law is Seldom Crystal Clear

A case I was really interested in settled yesterday.

That happens a lot, especially for an intellectual property lawyer and trademark...

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Divorce costs £3,800 a year in retirement income, says Prudential

With the ONS continuing to report that there has been a rise in the number of 'silver splitters' it is not uncommon for couples to wish...

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Insolvency action – justice

This article highlights the powers of the Insolvency Act and how they can be used to help bring justice to unscrupulous individuals. 

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FCA report on GRG - 6 aspects firms can learn from

Last Tuesday, the TSC released the unexpurgated version of the GRG Report - the report into RBS' Global Restructuring Group prepared...

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Sponsoring non-EU workers: a CoS crisis?

There’s panic in the NHS, which regularly looks to non-EU doctors to fill skill gaps in the UK. And the issue isn't just relevant to the...

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Charges for migrants to use NHS set to double

The Government has recently announced that the Immigration Health Sucharge (IHS) will double later this year in order to better reflect...

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Biomass transition at ESB peat plants by 2030

At a public consultation on ESB’s plans to burn biomass instead of peat at the West Offaly Power Station in Shannonbridge, Minister...

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Delay and Compensation claims in construction: subcontractors pouring money down drain

Business is good in the construction industry.  Cash is flowing.  Relationships between contractors and subcontractors have...

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Increase in compensation awards

At the beginning of the year we advised you of important dates for your diary in relation to employment law. We have now updated our...

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Alternative thinking can be a plus

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Alcohol can now be served on Good Friday but can I apply for a late night licence?

On 31 January 2018, the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Act 2018 was signed into law.

The Act has lifted the prohibition on serving...

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Crypto investors...watch this space!

A group of European Union regulators will meet next week to discuss the regulation of cryptocurrencies.

I believe regulating the crypto...

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Bill allowing breweries and distilleries to sell their products to visitors moves closer to becoming law...

In my last post discussing the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016, I set out the current licensing options...

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Clare Gilroy-Scott comments for the Caterer on training time and the minimum wage

Clare Gilroy-Scott, an employment partner with Goodman Derrick, says "training time is working time and the National Minimum Wage applies...

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Pimlico Plumbers... watch this space

Useful piece in the Law Gazette, reporting the broad arguments of each party’s silk on day 1 of the Pimlico Plumbers appeal.

I know...

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Employers in the dark ages when it comes to women's rights?

The EHRC's survey results released yesterday have indicated that many employers have outdated/unlawful attitudes to employing women. The...

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'Crypto-cleansing:' strategies to fight digital currency money laundering and sanctions evasion

Cryptocurrencies, and especially privacy coins like Monero and Zcash, may provide a new channel for would-be money launderers....

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Liquidation: an investigative tool

Grant Thornton BVI recently worked on this case with our UK colleagues to assist with obtaining information from a company that refused...

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Divorcing couples may clash over Bitcoin

When resolving financial claims arising from a divorce, couples have an ongoing duty to provide full and honest disclosure to their...

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Increased Number of Charity Workers Blowing the Whistle

In the wake of the recent headlines about Oxfam, Public Concern at Work (PCAW), the whistleblowing charity, has revealed that it has seen...

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Alberta Announces Cannabis Retail Regulations

Public safety focus of legal cannabis regulations Private cannabis retailers in Alberta will have a strict set of rules to follow,...…

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Can rules cause tyranny ?

Joe Brolly is scathing again.

This time it’s with the GAA’s rule book.

The rules, he says, are so complex that they have created tyranny...

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Digital currencies and divorce

Family solicitors are beginning to report the use of digital currencies in an attempt to hide personal wealth during divorce proceedings....

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The largest divorce settlement ever agreed by a UK Court

We have previously written about this case whilst it was in proceedings and now we have the judgement.

The couple met in Russia in 1989...

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Who banks best?

It has been reported that both tech giants Amazon and Facebook are in rival talks to rent AIB’s current headquarters at the Bankcentre,...

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Pensions regulation and the Whig view of history

Yesterday's announcement, jointly by the FCA and TPR, is a welcome (if implicit) recognition that a pause is called for.

Back in the...

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Ukraine: Europe's Surrogacy Capital

This is a fascinating article about the rapid rise of surrogacy arrangements in Ukraine, which is one of the very few European countries...

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Are You Ready to Talk About the Gender Pay Gap?

The statutory reporting requirement of publishing gender pay gap figures for companies with over 250 employees is fast approaching. Come...

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Grant Thornton Liquidators trace funds lost in multi-million pound pension scam across offshore jurisdictions

The High Court ordered those behind a series of scam pension schemes to pay back £13.7 million following a request by The Pensions...

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State Banking Regulators Coordinate on FinTech Licensing

In a FinTech friendly move, banking regulators from 7 states have agreed to recognize each others findings, in an effort to help new...

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Good Work Report - Not so Good

In recent years changes in the UK labour market have created flexibility for both workers and business, the most well-known example being...

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Alta. Ed. Announces New Quality Standards for Teachers, Principals, Leaders, and Superintendents

Stay tuned for our Brownlee Education Team's summary and commentary on these new standards

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The challenges and opportunities of urban regeneration

Southwark Council is in the midst of an ambitious and wide-reaching regeneration programme. It’s also had its fair share of controversy,...

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Follow the Rules or Follow the Fools

Sports governing bodies have a lot to deal with in 2018. 

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Taylor review to be implemented - probably

The Taylor review, published in July 2017, made a number of recommendations about changing employment practice. It seems the government...

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Gig Economy: A New Dawn?

‘Good Work’ the independent review undertaken by Matthew Taylor into modern working practices in July 2017 considered the implications of...

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Divorcing couple heavily criticised for £2m legal fees

A Judge has slammed a UK divorcing couple for 'losing touch with reality' after spending a third of their £6.6m wealth on legal fees. 

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Justice Secretary to review No Fault Divorce?

Resolution and other organisations have been lobbying Government over the last few years to consider a reform of the current divorce...

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Racy geofilter causes Snapchat stir

Snapchat, the ubiquitous photo-messaging app that has captured the attention of supposed ‘hard-to-reach’ millennials now allows community...

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Judge slams divorcing couple over £2 million legal fees

A high court judge has described a couple who have racked up nearly £2 million in legal costs fighting over their £6 million fortune as...

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Government to consider No Fault Divorce?

Following a campaign picked up by the Times, Justice Secretary David Gauke has said that he will 'study the evidence' for reforming...

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Bitcoin bans, class actions and EU research: latest crypto regulation in brief

If a week is a long time in politics, 24 hours is an eternity in blockchain and cryptocurrency news. Keeping ahead of the hourly...

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All the president's men

The President’s Club has been quietly doing its thing for the past 30 years, raising not inconsiderable amounts of cash for charities....

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Regulators are looking at cryptocurrency

The SEC and CFTC provide a sober review on regulatory enforcement in the cryptocurrency world. The agencies  aspire to bring...

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Lawyers - the new PRs?

Harbottle & Lewis is a first class law firm - the firm of choice for media and creative businesses, celebs and those in the public...

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