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13 April 2021
CMS an­nounces 52 new part­ners in largest-ever glob­al pro­mo­tions
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the pro­mo­tion of 52 new part­ners glob­ally in 2021, span­ning 22 cit­ies across Europe, Lat­in Amer­ica and Africa. The UK ac­counts for 44% of glob­al pro­mo­tions...
13 April 2021
CMS fur­ther strengthens UK pen­sions prac­tice with ap­point­ment of 19th part­ner
Build­ing on the con­tin­ued growth of the UK pen­sions prac­tice, CMS is pleased to an­nounce the pro­mo­tion of Laura Clarke to part­ner. Laura’s ap­point­ment brings the total num­ber of part­ners in the UK Pen­sions...
12 April 2021
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Green tech­no­logy – The key to cli­mate change mit­ig­a­tion...
Trans­par­ency is the corner­stone of ef­fect­ive ac­count­ab­il­ity, and cli­mate change re­port­ing is be­com­ing man­dat­ory in many jur­is­dic­tions around the world, in­clud­ing the UK. These changes in the reg­u­lat­ory...
12 April 2021
EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
12 April 2021
Two on­line op­er­at­ors giv­en sub­stan­tial pen­alty pack­ages fol­low­ing second...
The Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) re­cently an­nounced that it has taken fur­ther reg­u­lat­ory ac­tion against gambling op­er­at­ors Casumo Ser­vices Lim­ited (“Casumo”) and In­Touch Games Lim­ited...
12 April 2021
Gambling Com­mis­sion as­sess­ments res­ult in reg­u­lat­ory ac­tion against five...
On 30 March 2021, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) pub­lished a state­ment giv­ing de­tails of en­force­ment ac­tion taken against five land-based casi­nos, which were all found to have failed to...
12 April 2021
Gov­ern­ment launches re­newed con­sulta­tion on the fu­ture of ju­di­cial re­view
Fol­low­ing a call for evid­ence in the early au­tumn, which CMS re­spon­ded to, ac­cess­ible here, the In­de­pend­ent Re­view of Ad­min­is­trat­ive Law Pan­el (the “Pan­el”) on 18 March 2021 pub­lished its re­view re­port...
April 2021
CMS we­binars on de­mand
Catch up on the latest leg­al changes with re­cord­ings from our re­cent we­binars To help you stay up to date with changes in law and reg­u­la­tion, CMS hosts reg­u­lar we­binars and pod­casts on a range of top­ic...
09 April 2021
Post-em­ploy­ment no­tice pay - two changes this week that may re­quire em­ploy­ers...
Fur­ther changes to the ap­plic­a­tion of the post-em­ploy­ment no­tice pay (“PENP”) rules were in­tro­duced on 6 April 2021. Re­cap of cur­rent po­s­i­tion By way of re­mind­er, in April 2018, HM­RC re­moved the dis­tinc­tion...
09 April 2021
Court of Ap­peal high­lights the im­port­ance of clar­ity in Part 36 of­fers
A re­cent Court of Ap­peal judg­ment high­lighted the im­port­ance of clar­ity in draft­ing Part 36 of­fers.  In Seab­rook v Adam [2021] ECWA Civ 382, the claimant’s fail­ure to provide ex­press terms with­in the...
08 April 2021
Busi­ness res­cue tools: what is a pre-pack? (Video)
What is a pre-pack? As busi­nesses con­tin­ue to grapple with the im­pact of COV­ID-19, we’re re­ceiv­ing a lot of quer­ies about “pre-packs“. In the U.K., the pre-pack is a tried and tested tech­nique for...
8 April 2021
The Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Act 2020 and the Oil & Gas In­dustry
The Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) came in­to force on 26 June 2020 after an ac­cel­er­ated par­lia­ment­ary pro­cess, its main ob­ject­ive be­ing to as­sist busi­nesses to con­tin­ue trad­ing...