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English High Court decision causes concern over privilege for internal investigations

The decision of Mr Justice Hildyard in the long-running RBS Rights Issue litigation emphasises the care that needs to be taken in appreciating the English courts rather different approach to privilege from the approach taken in US jurisdictions.

Posted: 20 March 2017 | Commentary

ECJ judgment wake-up call for mortgage investors

Property investors need to focus on the implications of a recent ECJ verdict on mortgages

How will a recent ECJ judgment on the purchase of mortgage loan portfolios impact consumers, asks corporate lawyer Pedro Marques de Gama of Pérez-Llorca.

Posted: 17 March 2017 | Commentary

New probate fee scale: A tax by the back door?

Proposed changes to probate fees in the UK are for all intents and purposes an inheritance tax by the back door, writes Russell-Cooke partner Rebecca Fisher.

Posted: 14 March 2017 | Commentary

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Rebecca
Fisher

Is 'legal innovation' an oxymoron?: Part One

In the first of a four-article series, legal services industry consultant Daniel Santiago Acevedo asks what it is we really mean when we talk about 'innovation' in the realm of law.

Posted: 10 March 2017 | Commentary

The flawed labour logic of Trump's reshoring agenda

Lexellent managing partner Sergio Barozzi unpacks the implications and limitations of US President Trump's efforts to return jobs to the American workforce.

Posted: 08 March 2017 | Commentary

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Sergio
Barozzi

British commuters seek to challenge the UK Government's handling of Southern Rail strike

The Association of British Commuters has built a legal case against the UK Government in attempt to resolve the plight of frustrated Southern Rail commuters, writes 39 Essex Chambers barrister Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho.

Posted: 07 March 2017 | Commentary

Tracking the progress of the Brexit Bill

Wedlake Bell head of commercial litigation David Golten unpacks the first major blow for the Government's Brexit Bill.

Posted: 06 March 2017 | Commentary

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David
Golten

Brazil: Down but not out

Despite its recent troubles, Brazil is still an economic force to be reckoned with, says André de Almeida.

Posted: 28 February 2017 | Global view

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André
de Almeida

Profiles in Justice: Sally Yates

US trial attorney Reuben Guttman shares his reflections on President Donald Trump's dismissal of acting US Attorney General Sally Yates.

Posted: 01 February 2017 | Global view

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Reuben
Guttman


 

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