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Did the expression “UK Legal Tech Landscape” once make you excited and now make you groan? Increasingly you are not alone. Overblown promises and a lack of clear solution-based thinking has driven confusion and disillusionment with legal technology. This is due, in part, to the fast pace of change in the legal industry and the […]

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By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the Data Protection Act 1998

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised a 290-strong group of UK politicians on lobbying Florida governor Jeb Bush to review the death row conviction of Londoner Krishna Maharaj. The advice was given on a pro bono basis.Freshfields advised MP Peter Bottomley, former attorney general Nicholas Lyell, Ken Livingstone and others on drafting a letter which was […]

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Mr Justice Burton has ruled that Bryan Jeeves OBE, former honourary consul to Lichtenstein, must be asked in public about his involvement in offshore property company Casterbridge. In 2000, Casterbridge was wound up by the High Court. The winding up petition alleged a connection with Hever Worldwide, which was allegedly selling timeshares illegally. Jeeves was […]

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