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Spanish soccer league app accused of spying to crack down on football piracy

By Alex Towers and Leo Moore The Spanish Data Protection watchdog (AEPD) has begun a preliminary probe into the official app for Spanish football league, La Liga, which allows them access to the microphones and GPS of users’ smartphones with the aim of potentially identifying showings of football games in the vicinity of the user […]

EU workers: ‘simple’ process to stay in UK post-Brexit

By Helen Burgess With 3.8 million EU citizens in the UK, according to ONS figures, employers have rightly been concerned about maintaining a stable workforce in the lead up to and post-Brexit. Good news is however afoot. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that EU citizens will have to answer three ‘simple’ questions online (or […]

PLMJ – Moazambique: Regulations on advertising of financial products and services

By Télio Murrure and Nacita Chirindza The Central Bank has approved the Regulations on Advertising of Financial Products and Services (Regulamento sobre a Publicidade de Produtos e Serviços Financeiros – “RPPSF”), which is an integral part of Notice no. 3/GBM/2018 of 18 April. This is the first instrument addressing this matter in the Mozambican legal system. […]

Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

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Tuckers in police call fee dispute with LAB

CRIMINAL law firm Tuckers has clashed with the Legal Aid Board (LAB) over alleged changes in the payment rates for duty solicitors which it claims have been introduced “unilaterally and without consultation”. Tuckers is appealing to the Manchester LAB office, claiming it has started paying duty solicitors for telephone advice calls to police stations on […]

In brief: Bingham speaks against mandatory life

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham, has called for the abolition of mandatory life sentences for murder. Last Friday he told an audience of senior police officers at the Police Staff College that mandatory sentences should be replaced with a discretionary maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Claiming the backing of the senior judiciary, he asked […]

In brief: Irvine extends LAB Investigations Unit role

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine has extended the role of the Legal Aid Board’s Special Investigations Unit to cover criminal as well as civil cases, in a move welcomed both by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group and the Criminal Law Solicitors Association. A pilot scheme will be held from 6 April until October at selected […]

In brief: Steedman Ramage opens Glasgow office

Edinburgh firm Steedman Ramage WS is to open an office in Glasgow. Colin Keenan and Caryn Auld, the two partners who will head the office, will be defecting from Glasgow firm Henderson Boyd Jackson with two associates.

Is it “no win, no win' for barristers?

Is it true that only high risk work will be left for barristers as solicitors retain all the “dead certs’, or is it just paranoia? asks Shaun Pye. If you want to know how conditional fees will affect solicitors, you can read last year’s Policy Studies Institute report into how law firms are conducting “no […]

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