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New immigration system to go live on 1 December 2020

New immigration system to go live on 1 December 2020

The UK’s new immigration system will come into force at 9am on 1 December 2020, laying out the detailed requirements that employers and individuals wi ...

Hybrid Retirement

Hybrid Retirement

Crispin Tomlinson, Head of Residential at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, considers the changes driving the later life living market.  

Mind the (social unrest) gap! In an era of mass protest, how can (re)insurers balance the risk with the needs of insureds?

Mind the (social unrest) gap! In an era of mass protest, how can (re)insurers balance the risk with the needs of insureds?

Since 2017 over 100 countries worldwide have seen significant civil unrest or mass protest. 2019 saw the Chilean riots, the “Gilets Jaunes” and Hong K ...

Collective redundancies – ECJ decision on reference period

Collective redundancies – ECJ decision on reference period

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed in UQ v Marclean Technologies SLU  that in deciding if the threshold for collective redundancy consu ...

Further political upheaval in Latin America - Peru’s revolving presidential door

Further political upheaval in Latin America - Peru’s revolving presidential door

Last year saw repeated violence on the streets of Chile, Latin America’s most advanced economy. Though the protests were initially sparked by a govern ...

More ‘suicide’ and ‘unlawful killing’ inquest conclusions ahead?

More ‘suicide’ and ‘unlawful killing’ inquest conclusions ahead?

How sure does a coroner/inquest jury have to be about the circumstances of a death in order to reach a conclusion of ‘suicide’ or ‘unlawful killing’?

The illegality defence in professional negligence claims – where are we now, post Stoffel? Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

The illegality defence in professional negligence claims – where are we now, post Stoffel? Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

In what circumstances should claimants partaking in illegal or immoral activity be permitted to seek damages from those exposed for other possible civ ...

Aggregation under solicitors’ policies – the boomerang returns

Aggregation under solicitors’ policies – the boomerang returns

The volume of claims against the legal profession, and frequency of large scale alleged loss scenarios, has unfortunately meant that the issue of aggr ...

Closing the Digital Gap

Closing the Digital Gap

Tim Ryan, Partner and Head of TMT at international law firm DAC Beachcroft considers how the real estate sector can make the digital leap to transform ...

National Security and Investment Bill

National Security and Investment Bill

On 11 November 2020, ministers introduced in the House of Commons the National Security and Investment Bill. The Bill provides for a CFIUS-style regim ...