Burkini: Is it a Storm in a French Teacup

Burkini: Is it a Storm in a French Teacup

Burkini or Nun Burkini In France there is a storm in the brew like a Japanese Tea Pot handled by a Zulu fighter or a heavy handed French Politician. A decree in France to ban Muslim women from wearing certain attire on the beach has swamped the world by debates and arguments on women (all women) freedom. Can the government in a western country ban women from doing what they want? Let alone...

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Bailout, Bail-in or Let it Drown …. in Regulations

Bailout, Bail-in or Let it Drown …. in Regulations

The regulatory landscape has changed significantly following the financial crisis, both domestically and globally. The compliance burden on financial services providers has proliferated and regulators have become increasingly active. While a sound regulatory framework is necessary for good business practice, it is important to ensure regulation responds to legitimate needs and is not merely...

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2nd Referendum by Parliament so to Invoke A.50

2nd Referendum by Parliament so to Invoke A.50

A really crucial detail about the upcoming EU referendum has gone virtually unmentioned, and it is probably the most crucial detail: Parliament doesn’t actually have to bring Britain out of the EU if the public votes for it.           That is because the result of the June 23 referendum on Britain’s EU membership is not legally binding. Instead, it is merely advisory, and,...

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Europeans We Stand

Europeans We Stand

THE peevishness of the campaigning has obscured the importance of what is at stake. A vote to quit the European Union on June 23rd, which polls say is a growing possibility, would do grave and lasting harm to the politics and economy of Britain. The loss of one of the EU’s biggest members would gouge a deep wound in the rest of Europe. And, with the likes of Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen...

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Construction Disputes – Who’s disputing Whom?

Construction Disputes – Who’s disputing Whom?

Deployment of Lawyers in Construction & Building Disputes Has Changed Profoundly. Competition amongst law firms is fierce, expectations by clients are higher than ever and downward pressure on legal fees is gaining momentum. The catch phrase “too many lawyers, not enough work” is becoming a well worn cliché. In this new world, there will be construction lawyers who  adapt and...

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