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Applying to extend a Tier 1 (Investor) visa – the ...

Legal & Law Firm / 23rd Jun, 2017

On 6 November 2014, the immigration rules changed significantly for the Tier 1 (Investor) category. Investors who were initially granted a Tier 1 (Investor) visa under the rules in place after 6 November 2014 must invest all of their funds in the UK by way of qualifying investments, (i.e. by way of government bonds, share capital or lo…

Divorce rates at lowest level in 40 years – legal...

Legal & Law Firm / 23rd Jun, 2017

Dip in divorces may be attributable to a decline in marriages taking place, says family lawyer at national law firm Weightmans LLP.

In 2015, there were 101,055 divorces or annulments in England and Wales, down from 111,169 in 2014. This continues the general trend of recent years, with a drop of 34% from the most recent peak of 153,065 i…

Leading Law Firm Awards £50,000 to Life Changing Projects

Legal & Law Firm / 23rd Jun, 2017

Slater and Gordon have awarded £50,000 to projects tirelessly battling mesothelioma, lung cancer and improving the life of patients with brain injuries.

This year’s Health and Research Fund has provided a much needed cash injection to two neurological teams at Imperial College London, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, B…

Confidence in regulation – Keynote address to the...

Support & Operations, / 23rd Jun, 2017

This is a conference* about ‘trust in the market’ and building confidence within the sphere of legal services regulation.  I shall therefore open with the observation (or reminder) that regulation is a public intervention in otherwise private transactions and free markets.  It must therefore stem from a political jud…

SRA sets out progress in Annual Review

Authorities & Faculties / 23rd Jun, 2017

The progress we have made in maintaining professional standards, protecting clients and delivering its objectives has been set out in our Annual Review.

Published today, our Annual Review reflects on its work from the last practising year, 2015/16. It also sets out how we are working in the public interest to meet our strategic obje…

Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 8, No. 7

Authorities & Faculties / 22nd Jun, 2017

The Faculty has published Volume 8 Number 7 of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series on SSRN.

This issue includes the following articles:

Paul Daly: Brexit: Legal and Political Fault Lines (25/2017)

The argument I will advance in this extended note on the United Kingdom Supreme Court’s dec

Show me the money – Financial Services Need to Rethink...

Support & Operations, / 22nd Jun, 2017

Financial institutions are under attack. As gatekeepers to consumers’ and enterprises’ most personal and private information, this industry serves as one of the most lucrative avenues for cybercriminals to pursue. In response, financial services organizations have developed unsustainable security infrastructures th…

Netlaw Media officially launch ‘The British Legal...

Netlaw Media / 21st Jun, 2017

As the producer of Europe’s largest and most successful legal technology & IT security events (The British Legal Technology Forum & The European Legal Security Forum), Netlaw Media have officially launched ‘The British Legal Technology Awards’ to acknowledge and reward excellence in legal technology and IT secu…

LSB launches regulatory performance consultation

Authorities & Faculties / 21st Jun, 2017

The Legal Services Board (LSB) launches a consultation on the proposed revised regulatory performance assessment process.

Legal Services Board Chief Executive Neil Buckley said:

“The LSB’s work to hold legal services regulators’ to account for their performance is key to delivering public confidence in legal services a

Rory Macfarlane examines cyber risks for shipping

Legal & Law Firm / 21st Jun, 2017

Ince & Co’s Hong Kong-based partner Rory Macfarlane, who also co-heads the firm’s regulatory and compliance practice in Asia, discussed the potential impact of cyber-attacks on shipping companies in an article published by Splash 24/7.

In the article named “Preparing for the inevitable – cyber-attacks a matter of w…

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