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Legal update

1 August 2019 Government publishes response to Joint Committee report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Last month we reported that the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill had been published.

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Legal update

25 July 2019 The disappearance of LIBOR

Companies should undertake a comprehensive review and audit to identify those products and legacy contracts that are LIBOR-linked and carry out an in-depth risk assessment of discontinuation. Where possible, companies should look at appointing an individual to oversee the programme.

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Legal update

24 July 2019 Government publishes MSA review response and associated consultation

The Government has recently published a Consultation on proposed measures to strengthen the transparency in supply chain provisions in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).

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Legal update

20 June 2019 The new Points Based System - the Government begins consultation with selected groups

It was announced on 17 June 2019 that the UK Government will start discussions with 5 new advisory groups in preparation for the new skills-based immigration system that will be introduced following the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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Legal update

14 June 2019 Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Recently the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Bill) published its report on the draft Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny.

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Laura Hughes and Tim Edds take a look into judicial review

Public and administrative law specialists, Laura Hughes and Tim Edds, take a look at judicial review, covering case law updates and tactical advice for organisations. Tim introduces the new administrative law guidance that was published in 2018, focusing on good practice and procedural promptness, and discusses some subsequent cases.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Drafting the perfect contract

A contract should give effect to the commercial bargain and explain the rights and obligations of each party to the deal.

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Legal update

1 April 2019 Company dividends – possible legal reforms?

Commercial companies are well-versed in the legal considerations and processes involved in the declaration and payment of dividends to their shareholders – typically going through the required steps once or twice year.

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Legal update

13 March 2019 Managing robust public procurement exercises

The Cabinet Office has issued further guidance in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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Legal update

13 February 2019 Public matters - February 2019

This month includes Google's GDPR breach, what constitutes a ‘highway', a procurement case, trial of facts, and the Modern Slavery Act.

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