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The action Lord McAlpine is reportedly taking against Twitter users for falsely suggesting he was involved in child sex abuse reveals a number of “myths” about the legal responsibility in England for false and defamatory tweets and other statements on social media.
Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is a form of tax levied by a local planning authority or public body e.g. the Mayor of London, (a “charging authority”) on commencement of development of land.
The FSA has fined Card Protection Plan Limited (“CPP”) £10.5m (reduced from £15m for early settlement) for breaches of Principles 3, 6 and 7.
This briefing is a wide ranging report based on research and interviews with leading figures in the energy industry and considers the state of the market one year on.
Following the Queen’s Speech, the muchanticipated Defamation Bill was presented to Parliament on 10 May 2012.
A string of recent, high-profile enforcement actions by the FSA has highlighted the risk for companies and financial advisers of improperly disclosing inside information.
The TW Annual Insurance and Reinsurance Review summarises the key case law developments in insurance and reinsurance throughout the year.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) released its Regulatory Guidance on Application Documents and Examination Procedures of Issuing Shares Abroad and Overseas Listing by Company Limited by Shares (“Guidance”) on 20 December 2012.
The UK Government has been keen to improve the UK’s competitiveness in the high-tech arena. This was largely motivated by a string of departures of UK headquartered multinationals from the UK.
Retail is a highly competitive industry in any market and when an investor considers whether to expand into other countries.
From 6 April 2012, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was introduced enabling certain individual investors to benefit from generous tax reliefs for investing into start up companies.
Despite the ongoing economic gloom and latest official figures showing the economy has fallen by another 0.7% between April and June, this quarter’s edition of the Taylor Wessing Technology Barometer continues to be a good news story.
In this bleakest of economic mid-winters it is heartening to warm ourselves with the knowledge that the technology sector continues to out-perform the rest of the market.
Against a backdrop of gradually improving growth and employment across the UK, but a stormy outlook in much of the Eurozone, this quarter’s edition of the Taylor Wessing Technology Barometer is a positive read.
Following the consultation process carried out over the summer months, the Government has confirmed that new tax reliefs for the creative sector – intended to be “the most generous available in the world” - are due to be introduced as part of the Finance Act 2013.
The draft Finance Bill published last week includes a number of provisions and changes in respect of the taxation of residential properties valued over £2 million (so called “high value” residential properties) which are acquired and owned by companies and certain other nonnatural persons.
The alternative investment funds industry is shortly to be subject to European authorisation and conduct of business requirements for the first time.
The Leveson Report: Data protection proposals will have a significant impact on journalism and the enforcement of data protection law
There has been much debate since the publication of Lord Leveson’s Report on the culture, practices and ethics of the press as to the role of a future regulatory framework governing its activities.
The European Commission proposals for a revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID II”) and new Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (“MiFIR”) are now in the advanced stages of debate amongst European legislators.
The implications of the Data Protection Act to social media will vary depending on the user and the service.