Monthly Archives: July 2019

FCA publishes final rules on the SMCR

On Friday 26 July the FCA published its final rules on the Senior Managers and Certification Regime; the complete regulations on the extension of the SMCR to FCA solo-regulated firms. The final rules, published on the FCA website, reflect the …

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Changes to Collyer Bristow Management Board

Law firm Collyer Bristow has made changes to its Management Board following a Partnership election to appoint new departmental heads. Joining the Management Board are Michael Grace, previously Head of the Real Estate Litigation team and now Head of Real …

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Brexit -The impact on SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Investors

At our recent Brexited.London seminar, Henk Potts, Director of Global Investment Strategy for Barclays Private Bank gave us his insights on the current and post-Brexit developments on the UK and global markets. Here are some of the key points Henk …

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Office of Tax Simplification publishes recommendations to simplify inheritance tax

While these amendments do not go so far as to shake the foundations of the tax itself, nevertheless the proposals would require all practitioners to come to terms with the amendment of a number of rules that have stood firm …

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British Airways facing record GDPR fine

The fine represents 1.5% of its 2017 worldwide turnover, and whilst below the maximin possible 4% fines represents the largest single fine handed down by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Patrick Wheeler, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property and Data …

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Protecting crypto consumers from themselves?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to cryptocurrencies, warning that such products could cause huge losses for consumers unlikely to understand their risks or value. The FCA said products such as derivatives and …

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AI: It’s time to ExplAIn

The ICO and The Turing conducted public research to gather information about the views held on AI. The ICO has said that they are working on the project as they believe that AI presents ‘some of the biggest risks related …

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Overview of the UK Gig economy

The gig economy as a labour market is characterised by short-term contracts or freelance work rather than permanent jobs. It is very much a product of the IT revolution enabling agile working and alternative business models such as Uber or …

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Which parent died first and why does it matter?

Whilst the Evening Standard is correct that the law that is being relied on in this case is “little-used”, prudent Will-drafters should…

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It’s time to AI-xplain

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)  in a collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute (The Turing) has created Project…

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