The law has recently been changed to enable the removal of residential addresses from Companies House public register for company directors and secretaries, LLP members and persons with significant control (PSCs). This will have the benefit of further safeguarding individuals from personal threat or identity fraud.
The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force today, and the UK (along with the rest of the EU) now has what are arguably the toughest data protection laws in the world, with penalties for infringement of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover. The UK Government has already indicated that it will retain the GDPR after Brexit, and the UK’s own Data Protection Act 2018, which extends and supplements the GDPR in a number of key areas, received last minute Royal Assent.
Historic hotel has hosted notable guests including Agatha Christie, the Beatles and Winston Churchill
Acting for SAE Education Limited (SEL) alongside Melanie Hall QC and Elizabeth Kelsey of Monckton Chambers, Gordon Dadds partners Rebecca Ferguson and Robin Shaw have obtained leave for SEL to appeal its case against HMRC to the Supreme Court. SEL is the provider of higher education to students of sound and audio engineering technology and its courses are validated at degree level by Middlesex University. SEL is currently obliged to charge its students VAT on their course fees in contrast to Middlesex University which is not. The case centres around the question of whether SEL is a ‘college, institution, school or hall of’ a university for the purposes of the relevant exemption under Schedule 9 of the VATA 1994. To read the judgement click here.
Legal and professional services firm Gordon Dadds is pleased to announce that it will merge its Cardiff operation with Cardiff based law firm Thomas Simon.
Tony Coles has once again been named a Senior Statesman by Chambers Global in their 2018 listing and described as ‘one of the leading experts in gaming and betting law in the UK,’ adding: ‘Sources compliment him as “an old fox, a very skilled and experienced lawyer” while another said that with him “you know it’s money in the bank.” Coles is a former president of the International Masters of Gaming Law.’
Amelia Beringer has once again been recognised by Citywealth in their Leaders List 2018. Amelia is listed as a leading lawyer in Estate Planning and described as:
We are delighted that Gordon Dadds partner Rebecca Ferguson has been included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list for 2018. The Lawyer is the UK’s leading legal publication and the Hot 100 “celebrates the UK’s top lawyers: the ones acting on the most significant matters, disrupting the industry with their creative flair.”
It might appear that the United Kingdom Government is drastically cutting the number of immigration opportunities for those wishing to remain or to come to the United Kingdom, but there is some positive news in this respect on the horizon.
Gordon Dadds has advised on the international acquisition of Sulis Healthcare Products Ltd (“Sulis”) by Edan Technology, a subsidiary of Shenzhen stock exchange listed company Edan Instruments, Inc. (“EDAN”).