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Enforcing judgments from UK courts in other European countries: Hague Convention 2019 consultation is closing

European Union, United Kingdom - February 7 2023 A quick reminder that the Ministry of Justice’s consultation that asks for views on the proposed ratification on the 2019 Convention will close on 9…

Zero deforestation supply chains - EU Regulation on deforestation-free products

European Union - January 10 2023 On 6 December 2022, the European Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement on an EU Regulation on deforestation-free supply chains. The…

Abuse & Neglect blog - cryptocurrency and online child abuse

United Kingdom - January 10 2023 The use of cryptocurrency to buy online sexual and abusive content of children is on the rise. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) report that the…

Supreme Court majority rules that bank has no loss even if HSBC is in breach of the Quincecare duty

United Kingdom - December 22 2022 Stanford International Bank (SIB) was a bank which, it transpired, was being used as a large Ponzi scheme. SIB held accounts with HSBC. Following Mr…

'Protect' duty: UK legislation planned for spring 2023

United Kingdom - December 20 2022 The 'Protect' duty will require those responsible for spaces and venues accessible by more than 100 members of the public to assess the risk of…

Update - Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the UAE under the New Civil Procedure Code

United Arab Emirates - December 19 2022 On 21 September 2022, we provided an update following the UAE Ministry of Justice’s letter to the Director General of the Dubai Courts regarding the…

E-scooters: new research should inform the shape of future regulation

United Kingdom - December 16 2022 On 15 December, Transport Minister Jesse Norman MP repeated the Government’s commitment to designing new laws to permit wider use of e-scooters on…

Merricks gets the green light in Mastercard class action

United Kingdom - August 19 2021 On Wednesday, the eagerly anticipated judgment in the ongoing Merricks v Mastercard lawsuit was handed down, with the Competition Appeal Tribunal…

The new digital landscape: managing risk and building resilience

United Kingdom - May 20 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation and forced organisations and individuals to adapt to new ways of working. Trends already…

Climate Standard Transaction Terms in Infrastructure Investment

United Kingdom - May 10 2021 Achieving the transition to a carbon neutral future will require mobilising private finance. Some estimate that meeting Net Zero targets by 2050 would…