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Magazzu Law Firm Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Fall CannaTech Expo in Atlantic City

BusinessExpos.com Magazzu Law Firm Cannatech is proud to announce that cannabis advocate Lou Magazzu will be the keynote speaker at its CannaTech Conference on October 11-12 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, USA, Aug. 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cannatech is proud to announce that renowned cannabis lawyer Lou Magazzu will return as […]

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Risks remain after Law Society guidelines on lawyers’ commitments

As lawyers, we are taught early in our careers that the word “business” should set off alarm bells. When a commitment is mentioned, we are often encouraged to refer it to a supervisor and/or the Risk team. It is true that giving or receiving an undertaking can be risky, but so are many other aspects […]

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Four new partners join the law firm Williams Hart & Boundas

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams Hart & Boundas is proud to announce four new partners. We are delighted to have attorneys Sejal Brahmbhatt, Sean McCarthy, Brian Abramson and Cesar Tavares as partners in the firm. For nearly 40 years, we’ve been at the forefront of helping hard-working, everyday people no matter what changes in the law or the […]

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Running a Law Firm in Polarized Times

It’s a tough time to run a law firm. Along with recessionary concerns, business leaders in our increasingly polarized society must consider whether to take a stand on controversial issues or avoid divisiveness. Firms should carefully consider how to respond to future laws or court rulings that may generate a myriad of reactions from clients, […]

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Solon Council Approves Law Firm to Represent City in Services Union Negotiations

SOLON, Ohio — The City Council has authorized the Cleveland law firm Zashin & Rich to represent the city in labor negotiations with the new Solon Service Department Union. The Council adopted the legislation at a special meeting on Friday (August 26). The city’s director of legal affairs, Thomas Lobe, told council on July 18 […]

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Practice Certificate Fees 2022–2023 | The bar

Lawyers in England and Wales are required to pay for a certificate of practice annually. Fees are collected by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are paid either by individual lawyers or by companies on behalf of their lawyers. Most of this income is used to fund the activities of the SRA, with the remainder […]

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Exciting Changes Underway Following Law Commission Reform Recommendations

The Law Commission has recommended comprehensive reform of existing laws governing marriages. As early as December 2014, the government invited the Law Commission to conduct a review of the law governing marriages and civil partnership ceremonies in that country. This led to the publication of a guidance document a year later, concluding that a full-scale […]

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The calendar of key dates wins the 2022 Innovation Cup of the Law Society

Pictured (LR): Mary-Jay Morton, Kenneth Law and Diane McGiffen A tool designed to mitigate risk for lawyers has won the Law Society of Scotland’s 2022 Innovation Cup. Mary-Jay Morton, senior associate solicitor at Laurie & Company in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, won with an easy-to-use key date calendar. It is designed to save time, stress and worry […]

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Bolton AFG Law Chief Executive New Law Society President

The new president of the Bolton Law Society found her first job leafing through The Bolton News. Managing Director of AFG Law Anita Boardman, 51, applied for her first job in the profession when she saw an ad in the newspaper more than 30 years ago. Growing up in Leigh she originally had other career […]

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Can my client use bitcoin to purchase property?

I am the money laundering assessor for a conveyancing firm to act in the cash purchase of a local property for £795,000. Customer due diligence revealed that the money came from the customer’s investment in bitcoin. Does the Law Society have advice on bitcoin? Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that some individuals and […]

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Law firm Parrish DeVaughn set to move into building on Classen

OKLAHOMA CITY (Free Press) — Murry Parrish and his legal partner, Pepper DeVaughn, had their hands full this summer. They continue to run an expanding law firm in Oklahoma City. Additionally, they coordinated the complete renovation of a two-story office building that the Parrish DeVaughn law firm purchased at 3601 N. Classen in Oklahoma City. […]

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Abuse and Neglect Blog – Law Commission recommendations on criminalizing “downblousing” and sharing images without consent.

In July, the Law Commission of England and Wales published new recommendations aimed at protecting victims of intimate image abuse by strengthening the law in this area. In 2019, the Department of Justice asked the Law Commission to conduct a review of existing criminal law regarding the taking, making and sharing of intimate images without […]

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Law Firm SSEK Investigating Investor Losses Involving JPMorgan Chase Self-Redeeming Contingent Interest Notes Linked to S&P GSCI® Crude Oil Index Excess

Structured products are not suitable for most retail investors HOUSTON, August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) are investigating loss claims involving JPMorgan Chase’s callable contingent interest notes linked to the S&P GSCI® Crude Oil Index Excess (SPGCCLP). What is a Callable Contingent Interest Note?It is a complex structured product which […]

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Director hired to lead the law firm’s move forward in London

Switalskis Solicitors has opened its first office outside Yorkshire with the appointment of two solicitors and director of clinical negligence, David Thomas, who will lead the firm’s new London office. Thomas, who was previously a partner at Simpson Millar LLP, will lead a team from Switalskis’ new office near Liverpool Street in central London. Clare […]

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Black Country law firm shortlisted for two prestigious awards

A BLACK Country law firm has been shortlisted in two major awards programs in recognition of its corporate agreements and community support. Higgs LLP is celebrating after being shortlisted in several categories at this year’s Insider’s Midlands Dealmaker Awards, which celebrate the region’s top advisors for business mergers, sales and acquisitions. Brierley Hill-based Higgs LLP […]

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Mike Morse Law Firm Selects ‘Winning In The Community’ Scholarship Recipient

The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Clarisse Klein. SOUTHFIELD, Mich., August 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mike Morse Law Firm is proud to announce the winner of the 2022 Winning In The Community Scholarship. Scholarships $2,000 each year to a current or prospective student who has excelled not only in the classroom, but in their community. […]

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Top lawyers will receive brain chip implants, Law Society predicts

2047: the last batch of interns arrives at the office. Lawyers of the future could have microchips implanted in their brains, making them more efficient and allowing them to bill by “attention units”, according to a report commissioned by the Law Society. Embedded chips will become the “iPhone of the future” for lawyers, claims the […]

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Law Commission Proposes Groundbreaking Rules for Ownership of Crypto Tokens and NFTs • TechCrunch

Legal reform body for England and Wales says digital assets are personal property Dr. Adam Sanitt Donor Dr. Adam Sanitt is director of knowledge specializing in financial litigation, technology and innovation at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. There is a middle finger earthquake occurring in the field of digital assets, which is expected to […]

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Michigan law firm claims authorities ‘manipulated’ children for ‘incriminating statements’ in sex abuse cases

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! FIRST ON FOX: A Democratic congressional candidate from Michigan The former law firm claimed on its website that authorities were “leading and manipulating” children in sexual abuse cases to obtain “incriminating statements”. Carl Marlinga, the Democrat running to represent Michigan’s new 10th congressional district was the named […]

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The History of Law Firm Automation

Due to the complex nature of legal service delivery and the “information overload” situation the industry is notorious for enduring, it’s no surprise that lawyers are looking for ways to automate law firms. lawyers for many decades. Looking back really helps put law firm automation into perspective, especially when you see how far the profession […]

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The law firm expands its Hanley team

NEW RECRUIT: Lucy-Anna Jones has joined a law firm in Hanley as a litigation assistant Submitted by Emma Snow A law firm recruited a new member to its Hanley crew. Bowcock & Pursail, supports their new litigation assistant, Lucy-Anna Jones, in her dream of becoming a fully qualified lawyer. Lucy-Anna joined the litigation department of […]

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Join our Membership and Communications Committee

We are looking for three volunteers willing to help shape the way the Law Society engages with its members. The deadline to apply is September 7, 2022 at noon. The role The Membership and Communications Committee helps the Law Society develop: website, emails and social networks events and conferences approach to learning and development engagement […]

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Law firm offers scholarship opportunity for high school students – Pagosa Daily Post News Events & Video for Pagosa Springs Colorado

Heuser & Heuser Law Firm is dedicated not only to protecting the legal interests of Colorado residents, but also to supporting the youth of our community. We believe that continuing education or enlistment in the military creates smarter, more capable, and more disciplined members of our society. However, we also recognize that finances play an […]

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‘End a senseless and misguided strike,’ law firm chief tells criminal bar | New

The Criminal Bar should end its ‘senseless and misguided strike’ over legal aid funding, the chief executive of a West Midlands law firm has claimed – as lawyers vote on whether to whether or not to go on full strike. In a press release sent to editors yesterday, Vienna Kang said she was forced to […]

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Liz Cheney’s husband is a partner in a law firm defending Hunter Biden

Available: Spanish The New York Post revealed on Tuesday that Republican Rep. Liz Cheney’s husband is a partner in the law firm defending Hunter Biden. Philip Perry has been with Latham & Watkins since 2007 and, according to the firm’s official website, his work is based on financial matters. It was also known that Chris […]

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UK Law Commission consults on digital asset law reforms | Shearman & Sterling LLP

Following the Call for testimonials on digital assets in 2021, the UK Law Commission published a consultation on proposals for law reform in England and Wales to recognize and protect the rights of users of digital assets. The Law Commission believes that the law of England and Wales is resilient, flexible and iterative enough to […]

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, a leading securities fraud law firm, is continuing its investigation into Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (ARGO) on Beh

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”), a leading national shareholder rights law firm, is continuing its investigation on behalf of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. . (“Argo” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ARGO) investors regarding the Company’s possible violations of federal securities laws. If you have suffered a loss on your Argo investments or […]

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Law Society calls for ‘sustained investment’ in courts to reduce growing backlog

Saturday August 13, 2022 11:31 a.m. The Law Society has called on the government to make a ‘sustained investment’ in Britain’s justice system after new data showed the backlog of cases had worsened in the previous quarter. The backlog of cases waiting to be heard in the Crown Courts of England and Wales rose from […]

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FAIRNESS ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Encourages LifeStance Health Group, Inc. Investors Suffering Losses Greater Than $100,000 to Find Counsel Ahead of Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – LFST | app

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 12, 2022– WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of securities of LifeStance Health Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFST) pursuant to registration statement and related prospectus (collectively, the “Registration Statement”) issued in connection with LifeStance Health’s initial public […]

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Changes in the practice of law in Saudi Arabia

On February 16, 2022, a Royal Decree was issued, setting out proposals on how foreign law firms can practice in Saudi Arabia (KSA). Modifications : regulate the licensing of foreign law firms practicing law in Saudi Arabia govern how local lawyers can do business change existing legal practice We expect the changes to take effect […]

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How to boost social mobility in your law firm

Companies regulated by the SRA must report data on the diversity of their workforce, including statistics on socio-economic diversity. This made it possible to build an image at national and regional level. The 2021 SRA data on socio-economic background in law firms examines parental occupation at age 14, type of school and parental qualifications: 23% […]

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London barrister appeals Bar Court suspension

Breadcrumb Links Local News Publication date : August 10, 2022 • 16 hours ago • 5 minute read • 10 comments Photo of Image bank /Getty Images Content of the article A controversial London lawyer is appealing his suspension by a supervisory court, saying the Ontario bar is biased against him and engages in ‘libel […]

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New Zealand Law Commission recommends class action law – Class Actions

August 09, 2022 Herbert Smith’s Freehills To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. New Zealand is set to move closer to a statutory class action proceeding after the New Zealand Law Commission’s recent publication (NZLC) final report on Class Actions and Litigation Funding. […]

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The price of being big: Hiring a law firm is fraught with conflict (1)

Screenings by major law firms of potential hires for conflicts of interest are becoming so extensive that they often slow down the hiring process and sometimes cause job offers to fail altogether. Executing the checks is often “the hardest job” for law firms, said Jeffrey Lowe, legal recruiter for Major, Lindsey & Africa in Washington. […]

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Law firm opens office on Eastwood Road in Wilmington

The Law Firms of James Scott Farrin (JSF) recently opened an office in Wilmington, citing the city’s “dynamism” as one of the reasons for the expansion, according to a press release. The new office is located at 428 Eastwood Road. “We strive to serve people seeking justice in every corner of the state,” James Farrin, […]

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Why don’t we know what’s behind the NZ Law Society’s ‘workplace culture’ problem?

John Bowie* Fresh out of its various PR pronouncements and public pronouncements about the need for good behavior in the workplace, the Law Society itself has found itself in the uncomfortably hot epicenter of its own workplace issues with the resignation in June of new CEO Joanna Simon, supposedly motivated by ‘behavioural concerns’ involving new […]

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Is the Law Society of Ontario run by nepotism? | Michael Lesage

” style=”margin: 5px 15px 0 0px; border: 1px solid #999; width: 150px;”/> Michael Lesage At least since it became fashionable to do so, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has repeated a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. He commissioned the oft-criticized Challenges report, and even went so far as to require licensees themselves […]

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Wheaton McSwain Nagle Family Law Firm Giese & Rapp, PC Promotes Gabby Antoniolli to Junior Partner

MNGR junior partner, Maria Gabby Antoniolli Gabby provides exceptional legal services to our clients in a range of practice areas, including family law and criminal law. His remarkable work ethic and strong legal skills have been instrumental in the success of our growing firm. GENEVA, IL (PRWEB) August 08, 2022 McSwain Nagle Giese & […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Law Society of Saskatchewan v Abrametz – Trial, Appeals and Compensation

August 08, 2022 McKercher srl To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The provincial government has passed legislation allowing certain professions to self-regulate. This establishes a regulatory body that creates by-laws, policies and rules to guide the profession and its members. This all […]

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Law Society and SRA to recover an additional £10m from lawyers

Law Society: Current Fee Levels Are Unsustainable Lawyers’ practice fees are to rise by 10 per cent, or £10.4m, next year, with the Practice Certificate Fee (PCF) rising by £20, the Law Society and Solicitors have proposed Regulatory Authority (SRA). Following separate consultations, their joint request to the Legal Services Board is to raise £114.7m […]

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Vietnam contributes to the International Law Commission

The 73rd session of the International Law Commission (ILC) was held on August 5 in Geneva, Switzerland. Speaking at the 73rd session of the International Law Commission (ILC) on 5 August, the Ambassador, on behalf of the regional group of Asian States, praised the efforts of the commission as well as its contributions and support […]

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AGF-hired law firm denies selling recovered assets on behalf of federal government

* EFCC queries Department of Justice Asset Recovery Unit on recovered assets*Lawyers and civil society criticize asset recovery process for hiding secrecy. A law firm has denied selling off some assets it had been hired by Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami to recover on behalf of the federal government. […]

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Sasha Borissenko: Confidentiality and Bar Culture Review

The Law Society is already undergoing an independent review. Picture 123RF OPINION: What’s going on with the Bar? Last month it was revealed that the regulator had commissioned a review of the organization’s culture. It turns out that concerns were raised in June about behavior of President Jacques Lethbridge. It was in June that General […]

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Law on economic crime and risk for law firms

The Economic Crimes (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was recently introduced, and delegated legislation and subsequent changes at Companies House are expected to combine to have significant implications for law firms over the coming months. The Law Society of England & Wales published a note on March 16, 2022, with another note on July 21. […]

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Obstacles to becoming a judge – fears vs reality

Not enough courtroom experience? Karine : I didn’t think I was what JAC was looking for initially. Going through the application process, I realized that they are more interested in relevant skills and your ability to learn and adapt than anything else. At the Planning Inspectorate, I conducted inquiries into planning appeals on behalf of […]

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Criminal Legal Aid Lawyer Wins Bar Presidential Election

Richard Atkinson has specialized in criminal law for 30 years, with a focus on major crime litigation. He is a senior duty counsel and advocate, representing clients in court. Richard said, “I am honored to have been elected Associate Vice-President of the Law Society. “I ran for office because I strongly believed in our profession, […]

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The Law Society recommends a 4% salary increase for junior lawyers

Minimum of £23,703 in London and £21,024 elsewhere The Law Society has recommended a 4% increase in the minimum wage for trainee lawyers in England and Wales. Chancery Lane bigwigs say recruits undertaking a training contract or qualifying work experience (QWE) should now be paid at least £23,703 in London and £21,024 outside the capital. […]

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Law Society of SA calls for review by ICAC over concerns rushed legislation will fail pub test

South Australian lawyers say ‘snapshot’ anti-corruption laws allow public officials convicted of certain crimes to charge taxpayers their legal fees, and that Parliament’s handling of laws ‘fails the pub test’. Key points: The Law Society of SA says it appears convicted officials can charge taxpayers for things like appeals The Law Society has written to […]

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Downtown law firm Phillips Murrah builds new offices in Midtown

OKLAHOMA CITY (Free Press) — A prominent downtown law firm is moving from office tower space to Midtown, where it will reside in a new building designed for the firm’s needs and for retail space at detail. Law firm Phillips Murrah, founded in 1986, has released its architectural concept plans for a new five-story building […]

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Have you considered joining the Junior Lawyers Network?

Would you like to be part of our volunteer committee, advising us on the needs of beginning lawyers and aspiring lawyers? We have five committee member vacancies on our Junior Lawyer Network Advisory Committee, effective November 1, 2022. To apply Please email [email protected] with: Your CV a statement of no more than 500 words describing […]

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Steven White joins Walkers law firm

Steven White, a commercial litigation, insolvency and trust litigation attorney in Bermuda, has joined Walkers as an insolvency and dispute resolution partner. A spokesperson said: “Steven White, a lawyer specializing in commercial litigation, insolvency and trust litigation in Bermuda, has joined Walkers [Bermuda] Limited as a partner in the area of ​​insolvency and dispute resolution. […]

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“Vacancies at the highest level”: Law Commission and CVC share the same story

New Delhi, August 2 (IANS): Two important institutions – the Law Commission and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) – have been operating without staff at the highest level for some time now. The Law Commission, which is mandated to make recommendations to the government on complex legal issues impacting society, has been without a […]

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Changes underway following the recommendations of the Law Commission for the reform of marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

The Law Commission has now released its long-awaited report on the laws governing marriages and civil partnership ceremonies. As early as December 2014, the government invited the Law Commission to conduct a review of the law governing marriages and civil partnership ceremonies in that country. This led to the publication of a guidance document a […]

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Patent Lawyer Joins Australian Intellectual Property Law Firm in Wellington

At FB Rice, we understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. With the recent appreciation of the Māori culture, Te Reo Māori, the mother tongue of New Zealand has been revitalized. Te Reo Māori is increasingly recognized as an important part of the country’s New Zealand heritage. Matt Adams is passionate about Indigenous New Zealand […]

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Brighter prospects for this year’s PII renewal season

There are several very positive signs coming from the lawyers’ professional liability insurance (PII) market that suggest a much more stable renewal environment in October for insurance buyers, compared to recent experiences. Renewal process Some established insurers started the renewal process early and expressed a desire to grow their respective portfolios. As a result, they […]

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The Law Commission of England proposes a new form of ownership for Bitcoin

The Law Commission of England’s proposal outlines a new form of ownership for digital assets, custody operations and a framework for legal proceedings. The Law Commission of England and Wales, an independent law reform consultancy originally commissioned by parliament, has proposed a new ownership category to encompass digital assets such as bitcoin in a 549 […]

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UK – Law Commission on digital assets: five key takeaways | Allen & Overy LLP

1. A new property type Much of the Law Commission’s analysis focuses on property law. The great advantage of property rights is that they can be invoked against the rest of the world. In contrast, personal rights, such as those in a contract, exist only between the parties who have assumed them. Property rights come […]

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The Law Commission’s consultation paper on digital assets, including the proposal for a third category of personal property to cover crypto-tokens and other digital assets

The Law Commission for England and Wales has launched a major and detailed consultation on proposals to ensure the law recognizes and protects digital assets, which include crypto-tokens, cryptoassets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In this article, we provide our readers with a high-level overview of some of these proposals, which include (1) the creation of […]

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Data objects: the Law Commission of England & Wales proposes a new category of personal property

On July 28, 2022, the Law Commission of England and Wales published a consultation document on the recognition and protection of digital assets. The consultation paper recommends law reform to recognize a third category of personal property – called “data objects” – in addition to things in possession (like physical objects) and things in action […]

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Law Commission Digital Assets Consultation – A Property Rights Reform Proposal – Fin Tech

The Law Commission of England and Wales has published a consultation document (the Paper) on the recognition and protection of digital assets. The consultation, which closes November 4, 2022, focuses on the legal treatment of digital assets and recommends legislative reform to create a third category of personal property – called “data objects” – beyond […]

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Family law firm starting the next chapter | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

When two people have practiced law for 101 years, maybe it’s time for a change. A career transition, at least. Elliot Zisser, 75, celebrated his 50th year of practice in 2021; his wife, Carolyn, 75, passed the milestone this year. Married for 51 years, the Zissers practiced with separate corporations and staffs. His Downtown office […]

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Law Society of BC suspends lawyer for sexual harassment

A Langley lawyer will be suspended for four and a half months after admitting professional misconduct including sexual harassment, racist remarks and creating a hostile work environment. A Law Society of BC court hearing panel decided on July 12 to accept a joint submission from attorney Rowan MacKenzie Davison and other parties involved in the […]