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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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14 June 2019 Freelance Solicitors not subject to Minimum Terms

As part of the SRA’s ‘Looking to the Future’ programme, from November 2019 solicitors who provide reserved legal activities who wish to practise on their own have the option to go freelance. Freelance solicitors will be a new class of solicitor.

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13 June 2019 Charity Commission opens inquiry into care charity following Coroner's report

In May 2016 an inquest into the charity’s care was opened following the death of Sophie Bennett.

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11 June 2019 The biggest change to the UK companies register since 1844?

On 5 May 2019 BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) published a consultation on options to enhance the role of Companies House and increase the transparency of UK corporate entities.

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11 June 2019 Midlands corporate finance and banking transaction update - 2019 so far

Our latest transaction update details some of the key transactions we have been involved in during the last quarter, covering a wide range of corporate and banking activity.

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11 June 2019 North West corporate finance and banking transaction update - 2019 so far

Our latest transaction update details some of the key transactions we have been involved in during the last quarter, covering a wide range of corporate and banking activity.

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Legal update

4 June 2019 Final Report on review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 laid in Parliament

On 22 May 2019 the Final Report of the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) was laid in Parliament.

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4 June 2019 Negligent medical treatment not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR

The recent judgment of R (on the application of Maguire) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin), reaffirms that individual acts of medical negligence are not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR.

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4 June 2019 Reminder to NHS Trusts to make Court of Protection applications promptly

The recent case of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v PW [2019] EWCOP 673 is an important reminder to NHS Trusts that Court of Protection applications should be made promptly.

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4 June 2019 Medical professionals and the 'right to be forgotten' – Dutch surgeon wins landmark case

For medical professionals, the rise of information on social media and unofficial websites about their fitness to practice and professional reputation is a serious concern, but it can be difficult to control the information which is available on the internet.

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