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Lawtech startups hear of procurement challenges

Law Gazette News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:39

Residents of the Law Society-backed Eagle Lab present bright ideas to the profession - but are warned of obstacles in selling.

Human rights court rules on UK's mass interception of communications

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:31
It is possible for intelligence agencies and law enforcement bodies to engage in the mass interception of communications to protect national security without breaching human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said.

UK: 'no deal' Brexit could leave competition cases in limbo

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:20
It is not clear how and when EU competition and merger investigations with effects in the UK that are ongoing at the point of Brexit will be completed if 'no deal' is reached on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, the UK government has admitted.

Solicitors attack latest 'professional enablers' slur

Law Gazette News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:29

National Crime Agency says it expects lawyers to file many more suspicious activity reports. 

'Professional enablers' warned in clampdown on Russian assets

Law Gazette News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:29

National Crime Agency planning to expand use of unexplained wealth orders. 

Negligent firm to pay claimant £78k - despite her 'tainted with illegality' purchase

Law Gazette News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:11

Court of Appeal judge finds ‘no public interest’ in allowing firm to avoid its professional obligations.

Our approach to overseas market operators seeking to apply to become a recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE)

FCA - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:00
We have published a direction clarifying how an EEA market operator may make an application to become a recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE) (PDF), to enable the participation of the exchange in UK markets, should they no longer be able to rely on MiFID II passport rights once the UK leaves the EU. Overseas investment exchanges which do not carry on regulated activities in the United Kingdom need take no action.

Firm pays back deputyship fees billed in excess of fixed costs

Law Gazette News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:31

Assessment was supposed to be carried out by the Supreme Courts Costs Office on the standard basis.

Liverpool firm rescued from administration as Simpson Millar opens £50m warchest

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:35

National firm says talks are ongoing about more acquisitions.

Skadden, Fangda and Hogan Lovells among winners at China Law & Practice Awards 2018

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:51
Skadden sees off competition from firms including CC, Freshfields and Linklaters to claim International Firm of the Year award

'If you’re going to play in London, you’ve got to completely do it or not at all' - what do more Ropes exits mean for the firm's UK plans?

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:45
With another four partners set to leave the US firm's City base, Ropes' London ambitions have been called into question

Government reveals contingency justice plans for no-deal Brexit

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:12

Ministry of Justice issues guidance on civil legal cases involving EU member states.

Maplewalk t/a Prime Crypto

FCA - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:46
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Provisional liquidator appointed in respect of Total Debt Relief Limited

FCA - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:24
On 11 September 2018, The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) obtained an urgent High Court Order appointing a Provisional Liquidator in respect of Total Debt Relief limited (TDR), to protect its customers’ money. The FCA is also petitioning for TDR to be wound-up, the petition for this will be heard at a later date.

UK VAT laws to change to support non-EU online sellers

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:03
Non-EU businesses will be able to use the UK's 'mini one stop shop' (MOSS) scheme to account for VAT on sales of digital services to consumers in EU member states from 1 January 2019, provided they are registered for UK VAT for other purposes.

UK Insurance (clone of FCA authorised firm)

FCA - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:44
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Capital NCL (clone of FCA authorised firm)

FCA - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:36
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

LDC Crypto (clone of FCA authorised firm)

FCA - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:34
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

MoJ seeks to allay concerns about the human rights impact of legal aid cuts

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 13:18

Ministry of Justice publishes response to joint human rights committee's grim findings.

ICO warns on over-reporting of data breaches

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 13:17
Many businesses are disclosing minor personal data breaches to the UK's data protection watchdog, wrongly believing that they have to report those incidents under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the watchdog has said.

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