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A quick guide to asset protection for pension schemes

Trustees of all scheme types need to understand the arrangements that are in place to safeguard scheme assets, and make improvements where appropriate. This guide gives an overview of the protection available.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 23 June 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

Legal experts comment on Queen's Speech 2017

This year’s Queen's Speech comes in the wake of a general election which failed to deliver a majority government, adding to an already uncertain political and economic climate. Shoosmiths lawyers comment on the Speech.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Queen’s Speech unveils employment law changes

This week, the Queen unveiled the Government’s legislative programme for the new two-year Parliament. This included a number of employment law reforms, which are discussed in this briefing.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 23 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Who provides the best service: global law firms or global legal networks?

When your company looks for legal advice outside of its home jurisdiction, who provides it with the best legal advice: global law firms or global legal networks? We are conducting research into the true nature of global legal services and want to hear from you – this survey will take no more than...view abstract

Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Q&A: Where next for Brexit?

This Q&A briefing aims to answer some commonly asked questions as a result of the recent political confusion and to clarify some of the key terminology increasingly used in the context of Brexit.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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President Trump announces new Cuba policy restricting travel and business with military-owned entities

On 16 June 2017, speaking to a crowd in Miami, Florida, President Trump announced a presidential policy directive strengthening sanctions against Cuba. This briefing examines the implications.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 20 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Learning firsthand how to fight bigotry and discrimination

DLA Piper’s Christina Martini was one of four recipients of the 2017 Anti-Defamation League's Women of Achievement Award. Her latest "Paradigm Shift" column shares an excerpt from the acceptance speech.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 19 June 2017 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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Dismissal for gross misconduct is not always fair

When a finding of gross misconduct is made, an employer would expect to be able to dismiss the offending employee. However, dismissal is not always an appropriate sanction.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Supreme Court to determine the future of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board post-grant reviews

The key question for the Court is whether an agency or only an Article III court may cancel an issued patent.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

US Supreme Court: class action plaintiffs cannot voluntarily dismiss claims in effort to appeal denial of class certification

A recent decision by the US Supreme Court represents a significant victory for class action defendants, whose success often depends on whether a class is certified.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 16 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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