We provide blockchain legal services globally and are known for the excellent service that we provided in our area of focus, our lawyers regularly appear at various blockchain seminars and act as legal assessors.
A particular strength of the Chamber of Commerce is the representation of accountants and actuaries on the former boards of the Institute and College of Actuaries and the Financial Reporting Council regulator in financial regulation.
We oversee the development of the legal team. Decided to enter blockchain legal services in late 2009, this work is carried out on a global scale.
The nature of the hearing.
Estimated preparation time.
Estimate time spent in court.
The complexity or novelty of the case.
The number and importance of documents to consider.
any trips made.
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Financial Remedy Hearing - Attorney's Fixed Fee
For matters involving assets exceeding $500,000, but not exceeding $1.5 million, we can provide a fixed attorney's fee. Consultants start at $5000 + VAT. The fee to appear at the first hearing is $5,000 + VAT, and the fee to appear at the Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing is $6,000 + VAT.
Time spent, including preparation and research to complete the job.
The complexity of the case and the issues involved.
The urgency of the work.
Skills, special knowledge and responsibilities are involved.
The cost of the court hearing must be agreed in advance and is often referred to as an "interim cost". The "Brief Fees" will be based on the various factors described above and Chambers is under no obligation to provide a detailed breakdown of fees. In some cases, to ensure that attorneys can attend the hearing, a brief fee is required if no actual delivery is made and an appropriate fee is charged.
The cost of paperwork is not always agreed in advance, as we prefer to review instructions or documents in order to assess the case before giving an estimate. Please contact a senior clerk for more details. Conditional fee agreements are available where appropriate.
Any agreed fees will be recorded in our computer records, with written confirmation of your documentation if required. Work done is also recorded to ensure that expenses can be substantiated by reference to time spent on work. If you need further clarification details, please contact the Fees Clerk.
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We value professional development and support.
We do not recruit to fill spaces. We have "native" silk as well as those who join us from other chambers. All of our barrister members are regulated by the Bar Standards Committee.
We are prompt, polite and reliable, so are our staff.
We are flexible and realistic. Most of our professional fees are on a flat fee basis. In some cases, we will provide services on an hourly rate and provide a breakdown of the work performed.
Our Office of Legal Counsel is committed to provide extensive experience for each offer. Not only does this mean that we can fit our barristers to the case: it means that all of our barristers are able to have a fair share of the law and advocacy.
It saves money for customers who can use it. Professional, licensed access and non-professional clients can contact the law firm to obtain a quote for legal services. The public access option allows flexibility; we can ensure that clients who need an attorney can use an attorney.
We monitor our students and our junior tenants. They were called to help with cases larger than their individual names. We have an open door policy when they come to seek advice and professional help.
We do not tolerate being lazy, unprepared or taking shortcuts. We are strictly self-disciplined. No lawyer can guarantee success, but no case can be acquiesced.
Cryptocurrency laws vary from country to country, so if you are seeking legal counsel in the area of cryptocurrency regulation, we recommend consulting a cryptocurrency lawyer.
In the U.S., the IRS ruled that bitcoin should be considered personal property for tax purposes and therefore subject to capital gains tax. Nonetheless, the regulation of exchanges and investments by cryptocurrencies remains highly contentious in the context of virtual currency laws.
On March 3, 2014, in the United Kingdom, the HMRC published a document on the tax treatment of any income received from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with interim guidance. The brief excludes bitcoin from VAT, corporate tax, estate tax and CGT depending on the circumstances of the activity.
Regulators around the world have issued numerous warnings about the use of cryptocurrencies as a potential investment, as well as as a store of value or a unit of exchange. On September 12, 2017, the FCA issued a warning that these may represent "high-risk speculative investments" and are only for experienced investors who should be prepared to risk losing their entire stake.
The SEC is also taking steps to determine whether a proposed ICO represents a security (or investment in the UK), which requires a robust regulatory regime, including a prospectus, strict financial controls, and access to investors who are subject to money laundering and other restrictions Regulated exchanges for marketing. Other countries have followed suit. However, some jurisdictions are encouraging the use of this form of fundraising. This is because it is being recognized as an alternative method whereby startups using blockchain technology can fund their new projects without having to rely on venture capital.
Blockchain is new. Are there any laws and regulations that should be applied or followed? What is the current legal system? How to do a good job of compliance? To answer these questions, we first need to understand the ontology of blockchain.
Law is a behavioral norm system that adjusts certain social relations; the object of legal adjustment is human behavior. As an information technology, blockchain is the result of human intelligence and the result of human behavior. Therefore, the law on blockchain refers to a set of behavioral rules that adjust the creation and use of blockchain technology by humans. Blockchain-related laws and compliance systems first need to know the ins and outs, status quo and trends of blockchain technology and related practices.
Blockchain is still very young as an information technology, and its concept was first proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto in his 2008 paper. Simply put, blockchain is a comprehensive application of existing information technologies such as data encryption, time stamps and other means to realize data and information operations among decentralized users without a central server. It can be seen that the blockchain is still in the category of the Internet in essence, but it is an upgraded version. But compared with the existing Internet information technology, the biggest feature is that it gets rid of the dependence on the server (so-called "decentralization") and the data is highly reliable (cannot be tampered and forged). In this sense, blockchain is considered to be the fifth innovation in computing technology after mainframes, personal computers, the Internet, and mobile networks.
The initial development pattern of blockchain is small, and it exists as the core supporting technology of electronic virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. Later, people gradually discovered that this technology can be applied to a wide range of social fields, but the applications in many fields are still being explored and developed. Blockchain technology has been applied to the fields of financial securities, accounting and auditing, community services, and electronic government affairs, and its online trial systems have adopted blockchain technology.
In a word, the blockchain is the development and replacement of the existing Internet information technology, but its technology itself and application fields are still in the process of continuous evolution, research and exploration.
There is currently very little legislation specifically targeting blockchain, but that does not mean that blockchain cannot be enforced. Since the blockchain is an upgrade of the existing computer, Internet and other information technologies, the legal system related to the blockchain is also inseparable from the existing legal system related to computer and information technology. A series of separate legal norms are formulated for the uniqueness of the blockchain. However, due to the rapid evolution of new things, the corresponding legal norms and judicial practices still need to be further supplemented and improved. The following provides an overview of existing legal compliance systems and legislative trends that can be applied to blockchain.
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