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Data Issues Roundup, February 2015: Visa to track smartphones, revenge porn, UK named worst for data breaches and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 5-Mar-2015

A look at data issues in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Judicial review: recent reforms weblink subscription

Walker Morris 5-Mar-2015

Certain judicial review reforms reforms – that attracted fierce debate in Parliament and within the legal profession – have now received the Royal Assent. They will be significant to many and a concern to some.

Beware: Israeli authorities are on the prowl for unsuspecting sanctions evaders download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 4-Mar-2015

Amendments to Israeli sanctions legislation, the new Sanctions Bureau and increasingly resolute policies towards Iran and other countries all warrant enhanced compliance efforts. 

Can time spent ‘criminally’ squatting go towards time needed to establish adverse possession? download subscription

Shoosmiths 4-Mar-2015

Yes: the court has held that although a person squatting in a residential building is committing a criminal offence this does not prevent him relying on his criminal act when applying to register title on the basis of adverse possession.

A high-value commercial fraud dispute: Orb & Ors v Ruhan download subscription

7KBW 27-Feb-2015

This complex and high-value multi-party commercial fraud dispute is due to come on for a four-month hearing before the Commercial Court in late 2016 or early 2017.

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Jersey: civil liability for breaches of the codes – an update download

Ogier 6-Mar-2015

The Jersey Financial Services Commission consultation paper indicates that there will be three levels of penalty for material contraventions of the Codes of Practice.

Stricter supervision for Serbian banks download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 5-Mar-2015

By the end of March banks are required to comply their general terms of business and individual agreements with customers with the amendments of the Financial Services Consumer Protection Act, as well as to begin implementing the new Law on Payment Services.

Beware: Israeli authorities are on the prowl for unsuspecting sanctions evaders download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 4-Mar-2015

Amendments to Israeli sanctions legislation, the new Sanctions Bureau and increasingly resolute policies towards Iran and other countries all warrant enhanced compliance efforts. 

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Take stock of your Twitter marketing campaign before it comes back to peck you download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 4-Mar-2015

Marketing on social networks attracts the attention of the Advertising Standards Agency on a regular basis. This special bulletin considers the most recent adjudication, relating to Watch Daddy Cook. 

The future of Formula 1 download subscription

Gateley 3-Mar-2015

As the start of the 2015 F1 season looms, it was announced last week that the insolvent Marussia team may be in a position to join the others on the grid, racing as Manor.

Yahoo! gains safe harbour exemption for its online contents download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

A decision that held Yahoo! responsible for copyright infringement in connection with videos uploaded by end-users has been overturned.

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Government urged to introduce cap on pre-charge bail download subscription

IBB Solicitors 14-Oct-2014

Human rights organisation Liberty has suggested that some police forces are holding suspects on pre-charge bail for extended and indefinite lengths of time.

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Tailgating drivers put careful motorists at risk of accident and serious injury download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 5-Feb-2015

Heavy snow or rainfall, combined with freezing temperatures, makes this time of year the most treacherous of all on the UK’s roads.

Lack of mental health facilities and services for young must be addressed download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 29-Jan-2015

Six families in East Yorkshire currently face the ordeal of travelling long journeys to specialist units, while some young people are having to be kept in adult mental health units.

Tighter restrictions are a must to prevent ‘cowboy’ cosmetic surgery errors download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

Many patients suffer at the hands of surgeons who quite simply shouldn’t be carrying out the work.

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Court fee increases come into force on 9 March download subscription

Shoosmiths 6-Mar-2015

On 9 March the following fees will be payable for claims to recover a sum of money…

Disability: when disqualifying employees from a bonus scheme is discrimination download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 6-Mar-2015

Disqualifying employees with sickness absence warnings from a discretionary bonus scheme amounts to discrimination.

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Court fees to rise: let us know what you think download subscription

Gateley 6-Mar-2015

The court fee for issuing proceedings in money claims over £200,000 will be capped at £10,000. Will this put you off issuing a claim for a disputed debt?

Notable insolvency cases: February 2015 download subscription

11 Stone Buildings 4-Mar-2015

11 Stone Buildings’ insolvency specialists shortlist notable cases and summarise the case background and judgement in an easily digestible ‘Cases Alerter’ format for Corporate Rescue and Insolvency .

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