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  • FCA issues statement for firms using certain exemptions to the Financial Promotions Order

    The FCA has issued a statement to address an error made during the on-shoring of the The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the FPO). During the on-shoring of the FPO, the definition of Relevant Market inadvertently failed to include relevant UK markets. Presently, this means that the exemptions under Articles...

  • Mayer Brown Employment Law Podcast Episode 208: Discrimination Update – interim relief and gender critical beliefs

    In episode 208 of our Employment podcast, Christopher Fisher is looking at two recent discrimination cases dealing with two important issues – will interim relief remedies be introduced for discrimination claims and will gender-critical beliefs be protected as philosophical beliefs.  One case is from the EAT and one from the Court of Appeal.  You can...

  • Emerging Trends in UK Competition Law Vlog Series – Part IV: Horizon Scanning

    Covington’s four-part video series offers snapshot briefings on key emerging trends in UK Competition Law. In part four, James Marshall and Sophie Albrighton look across the horizon at the CMA’s plans for the future: what are the proposed reforms for competition law in the UK, what is the CMA looking to do post-pandemic, what are...

  • UK Public M&A Round-up

    Welcome to our UK Public M&A round-up. Our round-up will feature select topics that highlight notable themes, trends and developments in the UK public M&A space.

  • What are the core sponsorship duties for a Skilled Worker Sponsor?

    As an employer, you need a sponsor licence to sponsor a skilled worker from outside the UK to work for you. Since 1 January 2021, under the UK’s new immigration system, any EU citizen (excluding Irish nationals) arriving in the UK must inevitably be sponsored by their employers and need to apply for the relevant...

  • PRA launches Solvency II quantitative impact study and sets out its view on the matching adjustment and risk margin

    The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has published a ‘Dear CEO’ letter from Charlotte Gerken, Executive Director, Insurance, at the PRA concerning the launch of the data gathering exercise for the UK review of Solvency II. The data gathering exercise is known as a quantitative impact study (QIS). Firms have been invited by the PRA to...

  • Free Trade Agreement between the UK, and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

    On 16 July 2021, the UK announced that it had entered into a Free Trade Agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Sub-section 3.5.3 of the Free Trade Agreement covers financial services. Alongside the Free Trade Agreement the following joint declarations have also been entered into: UK-Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein FTA: joint declaration on financial services...

  • New UK National Security Regime To Come Into Force In January 2022

    On 20 July 2021, the UK Government announced that the National Security and Investment Act 2021, which was passed on 29 April 2021, will come into force on 4 January 2022. This new regime for review of investments on national security grounds will be among the most wide-ranging in the world. It represents the most...

  • Supreme Court establishes new scope of duty test in professional negligence

    The UK Supreme Court has significantly reformulated the scope of duty test that applies in cases of professional negligence. It handed down its decision in the case of Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2021] UKSC 20 on 18 June 2021. SPB acted for the successful party, Manchester Building Society.   The case...

  • New UK National Security Regime To Come Into Force In January 2022

    On 20 July 2021, the UK Government announced that the National Security and Investment Act 2021, which was passed on 29 April 2021, will come into force on 4 January 2022. This new regime for review of investments on national security grounds will be among the most wide-ranging in the world. It represents the most...

Featured documents

  • Prince Charles Commissions Report on Complementary Medicine Savings

    Prince Charles has commissioned a report into how complementary medicine could help the UK National Health Service save money. The Prince of Wales asked a former chief economics adviser to Barclays Bank to see where money could be saved by avoiding traditional drug treatments. Leaked draft...

  • UK law blogs popular marketing tool for solicitors and barristers

    Law blogs aren’t unique to the States. UK law blogs are becoming a valuable business and marketing tool for English solicitors and barristers reports the Law Gazette, the website for the official magazine of the Law Society. …[M]ore solicitors now consider blogging as a route to business and...

  • UK has its Senator Stevens too

    Looks as if our legislature’s knowledge of the Internet has nothing on the UK’s government. The Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott in appearing to display his ignorance of the internet when he spoke about allegations about his private life observed in a BBC radio interview with John Humphreys ‘…I ...

  • Lawyers Must Blog

    Law “firms need to enter the ‘blogosphere’ if they want to compete in the 21st century.” More and more law firms are developing blogs, dealing with everything from family law to law affecting the deaf. “UK Solicitor Justin Patten, who has run Human Law in Station Road, Ware, for three years, has...

  • UK Web 2.0 conference for lawyers

    The UK’s Society for Computers and the Law is holding a Web 2.0 Conference for Lawyers June 22 and 23 St Anne’s College Oxford. In keeping with the collaborative philosophy that spawned the likes of Wikipedia and which, at a surface level at least, underpins social software innovations, the SCL...

  • Nuclear secrets safety sealed

    Professor James Chadwick, who discovered the neutron, had sealed the envelope containing the instructions, many decades ago. Chadwick’s prescience is celebrated by the UK’s Royal Society. So is his modesty and foresight: The sealed envelopes were accompanied by a letter from Professor Chadwick....

  • UK’s Financial Services Authority emphasizes bank’s stability

    The UK’s Financial Services Authority has stepped in to reassure bank depositors so as to stem a Depression era-like run on the bank. Although the “queue” is a time-honored British tradition, queueing up to withdraw bank deposits is not. Now in a press release, the UK financial services regulator...

  • Samsung UK Vacuum Cleaner Incorporates Antimicrobial Nano-Coating.

    Samsung’s new Silencio SC9540 bagless vacuum cleaner sold in the UK apparently uses a nanosilver costing on its dust bin, pre-motor filter, and post-motor filter to kill bacteria accumulated during the cleaning process. Samsung claims the air emitted from the Silencio is bacteria and odor free. No...

  • Unlicensed practice of osteopathy

    A new UK case shows the dangers of unlicensed practice of medicine. In the U.S., it is unlawful to practice ‘medicine’ without a license. Practicing medicine includes not only such broadly defined terms as diagnosis, treatment, operation, prescription, and cure, but also holding one’s self out as...

  • Children TV food ad restrictions not working, UK consumer body claims

    This post was written by Carolyn E. Pepper and Tina Sany-Davies. OFCOM, the UK media regulator, published rules regarding advertising food and drink products to children. A consumer watchdog in the UK, Which?, has said that the rules, which aim to curb advertising foods assessed as high in fat,...

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