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Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, PC, the full-service national transportation law firm based in Indianapolis, announced today its latest expansion, the creation of a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC (“STC”). STC is a business consulting venture focusing on providing advisory services and implementation programs to companies in the transportation industry.

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Volaw Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Malkoun as Group Head of Business Development. Claire joins Volaw from leading international law firm Ashurst in London, where she led the global business development efforts for its Alternative Investment Funds, Private Equity, Insurance and CLO Industry Groups and had worked in its Middle East practice.

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Whilst the Bank of England initially seemed to be holding steady at a rate of 0.5% in the wake of Brexit, the announcement at the start of August that not only was the rate to be cut further to 0.25%, but also that there may well be further cuts in future, wasn’t all that surprising to many in the financial sector. In the wake of the turmoil following the EU referendum, it seems a very long time since anyone was considering interest rates might rise, when in fact it wasn’t all that long ago at all.

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Contrary to what some commenters are reporting, the federal District of Massachusetts decision issued last week in Remington v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., CV 15-10010-RGS, 2016 WL 4975194 (D. Mass. Sept. 16, 2016), while indeed a positive and helpful decision, does not represent a consolidated victory against independent contractor misclassification claims.

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Trusts are a popular way of safeguarding family wealth, protecting assets from unexpected claims from third parties or avoiding forced heirship.

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