Swift stamp duty action needed to prevent dream home moves collapsing

Urgent action is needed to prevent tens of thousands of property market transactions collapsing at the cliff-edge end of the stamp duty holiday. The Law Society of England and Wales is urging people to write to their MP calling for swift action to protect consumers ahead of the budget on 3 March and the stamp … Continue reading Swift stamp duty action needed to prevent dream home moves collapsing

Strong EU trade enforcement rules enter into force

Robust new trade enforcement rules have entered into force that will further strengthen the EU's toolbox in defending its interests. With the update of the EU's Trade Enforcement Regulation, the EU is able to act in a broader range of circumstances. The new rules upgrade the EU's enforcement by introducing the following changes: empowering the … Continue reading Strong EU trade enforcement rules enter into force

European Council adopts exceptional rules to facilitate bank lending in the EU

The EU is temporarily adapting banking rules in order to maximise the capacity of banks to lend money and support households and businesses to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The banking package adopted today provides targeted and exceptional legislative changes to the capital requirements regulation (CRR 2). These changes will allow credit institutions to fully play their … Continue reading European Council adopts exceptional rules to facilitate bank lending in the EU

Judgment in Case C-754/18 Ryanair Designated Activity Company v Országos Rendőr-főkapitányság

A family member of an EU citizen who is not a national of a Member State but who holds a permanent residence card shall be exempt from the visa requirement for entry into the territory of the Member States. Furthermore, this card is to be considered as proof, in itself, of the holder’s family member … Continue reading Judgment in Case C-754/18 Ryanair Designated Activity Company v Országos Rendőr-főkapitányság

New guidance for conveyancers underpins efforts to kickstart housing market

The Law Society of England and Wales unveiled a guidance for conveyancers to support government plans to re-open the housing market, enabling people to move home safely. The collaborative sector guide sets out how the legal aspects of home moving can take place while complying with social distancing measures and public health guidance. The impact … Continue reading New guidance for conveyancers underpins efforts to kickstart housing market

Advocate General Pikamäe: the Court of Justice does not have jurisdiction to rule on an international boundary dispute that falls outside the scope of EU law

The infringements of EU law of which Slovenia accuses Croatia are ancillary to the issue of determining the boundary between those two States, which is a matter of public international law. The Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia became members of the EU on 1 May 2004 and 1 July 2013, respectively. The … Continue reading Advocate General Pikamäe: the Court of Justice does not have jurisdiction to rule on an international boundary dispute that falls outside the scope of EU law

Britain’s legal sector set for significant slowdown in event of no-deal Brexit

Britain – Europe’s biggest international provider of legal services and number two in the world – could take a £3.5bn hit from a no deal Brexit, solicitors' leaders warned yesterday. “According to our estimates, the volume of work in legal services would be down £3.5bn* – nearly 10% lower than under an orderly Brexit,” said … Continue reading Britain’s legal sector set for significant slowdown in event of no-deal Brexit