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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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Barrister defendant in tax fraud hearing

A VERDICT is expected this week in the trial of barrister Bernard Cunningham and six accountants after what the Inland Revenue says is its longest-ever tax fraud trial. The six-month trial involves an alleged tax loss of u1.3 million and is expected to have cost more than u2 million. The defendants have been variously charged […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 02/08/94

Challenging subpoena duces tecum for irregularity Khanna v Lovell White Durrant (1994) . (Ch.D (Sir Donald Nicholls V-C) 5.7.94.) Summary: Validity of subpoena duces tecum requiring documents to be produced before the date of the main trial confirmed under the court’s inherent jurisdiction. Application by subpoena’d witness to set aside a subpoena duces tecum where […]

Court committees should team up

The Justices’ Clerks Society is encouraging magistrates’ court committees (MCCs) to team up locally and plan for greater efficiencies. The society says the committees should follow the example set by Outer London magistrates Courts’ Action Group which put together a Strategic Management Body and dissuaded the Lord Chancellor from forcing mergers of MCCs.The society held […]

IBM pushes on-line info service

Simon Rogers reports MAINSTREAM IT supplier IBM has recently launched a new on-line information service. The new product, ‘Tel-Me’, is being aimed at lawyers and other business professionals. Developed by Wirral-based company Phonelink, it provides general low-cost information on-line either via modem or ISDN It is presently on trial at one of the top five […]

Forensic scientist sues Granada TV

October 3, first day of the Michelmas term, has been set for a complex libel action in which forensic scientist Dr Frank Skuse who gave key evidence in the trial of the Birmingham Six is suing Granada TV over World in Action programme claims which he says questioned his evidence. The case is to be […]

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