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Glenville Walker and Partners is delighted to formally announce it has made its first acquisition and acquired another boutique law firm into its group structure, Liverpool based Rees-Roberts Limited (trading as Rees-Roberts Solicitors). Glenville Walker and Partners is a leading expert business law firm specialising in corporate, commercial, intellectual property, employment law, family law and commercial property law with a straight-talking team that helps solve any business focused legal concerns. The firm unites high growth owner-managed businesses with commercially astute and...

A leading Northwest business specialist law firm has appointed a new Partner as it looks to implement its strategic growth strategy well into 2021. Glenville Walker and Partners is an expert business law firm specialising in corporate, commercial, intellectual property, employment law, family law and property law with a straight-talking team that helps solve all business focused legal concerns. The firm unites high growth owner-managed businesses with commercially astute and pragmatic legal advisors. John Colvin joins the team with a wealth of...

Liverpool based business lawyers and advisers, Glenville Walker and Partners has welcomed Associate Paul Smith into the commercial property team during their next phase of appointments. Paul joins the firm with 5 years’ experience as a property solicitor having previously worked for another Northwest specialist property firm, handling both commercial and residential conveyancing. Paul is recognised in the market for his lateral thinking and commercial approach to client matters which makes him the perfect fit in joining the team. Glenville Walker and Partners...

Liverpool based business lawyers and advisers, Glenville Walker and Partners, has appointed Joanna Sproson and Chris Brown during their most recent recruitment drive with the aim of growing their next generation of solicitors. Joanna and Chris join as trainee solicitors from one of the blue-chip global law firms with a track record of supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, where they assisted businesses of all sizes with a full range of corporate, commercial, dispute resolution, anti-trust competition and trade...

After years of adopting a relatively relaxed approach to foreign direct investment (“FDI”), the ongoing political tensions with China, notably in relation to the anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong and the steps to remove all Huawei equipment from the UK’s 5G networks by 2027, has lead the UK government to consider steps that will enable it to intervene in FDI in UK companies either pre or post-completion where that investment would give the foreign entity at least a 25% shareholding...

As avid readers of our posts will know we have been highlighting the issues UK businesses face as a result of the court decision turning off the data tap to the USA in a wide range of situations. Most of our readers will now know that the EU really only approves of its own legalising mechanism of Standard Contractual Clauses (otherwise known as Model Contracts). To recap, sending personal data out of the UK/EU is frowned upon unless it is going to...

To recap - sending personal data out of the EU/UK is a forbidden activity, unless you can get within a one of the legally permitted routes which are as follows:  the data is going to an approved jurisdiction (EEA members, Canada, Australia, Argentina and a few others) EU Standard Contractual Clauses (Model Contracts) Binding Corporate Rules or GDPR Article 49 derogations. Do you know on which basis your personal data is leaving the country to go to the USA? It is...

It was interesting to hear that a recent round table review amongst data privacy heads in a number of large businesses thought GDPR was still waiting to find its teeth in the form of major fines. We don’t know about you but the £198m fine against British Airways and the £99m fine against Marriott Hotels last year by the UK’s Information Commissioner seemed fairly major. Admittedly for most businesses those issues seem only to be relevant to corporate giants. We agree with...

We recently wrote about the effect of a court decision (Schrems II) which means that any data flowing to a company in the USA under the Privacy Shield could no longer do so. Believe it or not, this decision impacts on almost every business in the United Kingdom. Even yours. Why? We all unknowingly use so many services where data flows to the USA because that is where the head office is, or where your UK service provider found the cheapest storage. Imagine...

We have all heard about the Cloud, and all use it, but have little idea about it or even if we actually use it – but now we need to check a few things after an important court decision in July 2020 about how personal data can legally move backwards and forwards to USA Clouds. A Cloud is a massive warehouse or warehouses of computers which hold websites, data, software and entire businesses that connect to our PCs through the internet....