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Section 1 of the new act provides that ‘a statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant’.
Withers sets out some of the main issues raised by the proposed reforms.
The Law Commission has published its much awaited report on matrimonial property, needs and agreements.
The Law Commission for England and Wales has published its report on matrimonial property, needs and agreements.
The Migration Advisory Committee has released its much-leaked report on the Tier 1 (investor) visa route.
In his state-of-the-nation address in December 2013, the Russian president stressed the need for urgent measures to ‘de-offshorise’ the economy.
The DPA regime is a half-way house between a prosecution and non-prosecution outcome to a criminal investigation, but without any of the reputational stigma of a successful prosecution.
As a result of budgetary constraints, the Family Courts are under more pressure than ever before.
Huge procedural changes will be made with the creation of a single Family Court and reform of court procedures.
This is a follow-up to the article on the joinder of beneficiaries to English divorce proceedings in Withers’ Family Law News of September 2013.
Disputes about which country should deal with a divorce and financial claims are high-stake, with international couples navigating through complex international, EU and domestic laws.
Eighteen months after inception, family arbitration is now firmly up and running in England and Wales.
The Sentencing Council recently issued useful guidelines regarding sentencing in relation to fraud, bribery and money-laundering corporate offences.
After much deliberation, the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act finally came into force on 30 January 2014.
The final version of the revised public benefit guidance has now been published, which replaces all previous guidance.
The European Parliament is due to vote on the fourth Money Laundering Directive. An important feature is the suggestion to establish a public register for all trusts held in the EU.
The Charity Commission last month released the findings of an investigation begun in July 2012 into concerns over Mayfair Charities’ financial accounts.
Arbitration can achieve an outcome for separating couples for a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the time that it would take to pursue court proceedings.
The FCA has published the decision notice it has issued to Standard Bank, fining it £7.6m for failings relating to its anti-money laundering (AML) policies.
Adequacy of due diligence of investment advisers recommending alternative investments and their managers
SEC issued a risk alert highlighting key observations from examinations of due diligence processes that investment advisers use to select alternative investments and their managers.