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Bank clients’ requests for documents: should banks cooperate?

A client involved in a dispute will often request that a financial institution locate, preserve and provide access to its files, where those documents relate to a mandate or transaction undertaken on the client's behalf. Eversheds looks at the legal position and offers advice on minimising risk.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 November 2014 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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The devolution revolution: more power to Manchester?

Almost a decade to the day after the rejection by voters of a regional assembly for the North East, the announcement has been made of a historic agreement that could lead to the devolution of significant powers to the Manchester city region, as this Eversheds briefing explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 November 2014 | Practice Area: Local Authorities

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CMA announces market investigation into UK retail finance market

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed it will open an in-depth market investigation into the markets for SME retail banking and the supply of personal current accounts. This Eversheds briefing summarises the key concerns and what form the investigation is likely to take.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 06 November 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

Risk allocation in major construction projects: the use of indemnities

How does the standard EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) approach compare to ‘knock for knock’, and what matters should be borne in mind when drawing up indemnities? This Eversheds briefing considers the position under English law, often used on major international construction projects...view abstract

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 November 2014 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

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UCITS V: key areas of impact for asset managers

The long-awaited UCITS V Directive came into force this September, and member states have until 18 March 2016 to transpose the new rules into national law. The three areas it covers are depositary function, remuneration and sanctions - Eversheds looks at each area and its practical implications.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 31 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Top of the UK pensions agenda: ten points you should be aware of

As 2014 draws to a close, what are the key pensions issues to be aware of in the coming months? This Eversheds briefing sets out 10 key issues that UK pension plans and plan sponsors need to be aware of and, where appropriate, address in the coming months.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 October 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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The Ebola outbreak: implications for health and safety in organisations

The outbreak of the Ebola virus throughout West Africa has caused concern for organisations throughout the world. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at what organisations can and should be doing to prepare for Ebola from a health and safety point of view.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 23 October 2014 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

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New pensions freedoms: employer, trustee and provider perspectives

Significant new pensions freedoms are set to be introduced in the UK in April next year which will allow individuals to take all of their defined contribution pension savings as cash. To canvass opinion on this move, Eversheds surveyed employers, pensions providers and trustees for this report.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Changes to FCA client asset rules: 10 things to do before December

This June, the FCA published proposed changes to the Client Assets module of the FCA Handbook of Rules and Guidance (CASS). Firms will need to prepare to comply with certain provisions of CASS which will be introduced on 1 December - in this briefing, Eversheds sets out 10 key points to consider.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Building societies and the digital era: the key regulatory considerations

With mobile banking continuing to grow in popularity, a new digital era for financial institutions such as banks and building societies is in play, and regulators have been playing catch-up. Eversheds takes a look at recent developments and sets out the key points for building societies to note.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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