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Hungary: HCA publishes digital consumer protection strategy

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age. The paper subtly indicates that the HCA will continue to follow the European Commission’s guidance in this regard. The paper highlights the measures which the HCA deems necessary to protect consumers and keep […]

Under the GDPR, whenever the implementation of personal data processing «uses new technologies and, taking into account its nature, scope, context and purposes” it is liable to «a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons», the data controller must carry out a DPIA

Take nothing for granted – legal privilege and internal investigations

By Nick Williams, Rebecca McNulty The subject of legal professional privilege has been back in the spotlight recently, with the English Court of Appeal decision in SFO v. ENRC substantially reversing the original High Court decision. This stops – at least for now – the erosion of a fundamental legal principle: that a person can seek legal […]

Russia: An important message about geographical indications

By David Aylen, Elizaveta Osipchuk On July 27, 2018, the Russian State Duma passed first reading of a draft bill entitled “On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (on geographical indications)” (the Bill). As a part of the general legislative process, a bill has to undergo three readings at the Russian […]

Federal Court of Appeal decision in PS Knight Co V CSA case

By James Green, Kevin Sartorio Does copyright subsist in a work created by a private party but which is subsequently incorporated by reference into regulations by legislatures? Or, once a work has been incorporated by reference, is the work public domain such that anyone can freely publish and sell copies of it? In a recent decision […]

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High pass rate for first LPC exams

Eighty-five per cent of students have passed the first Legal Practice Course run by the College of Law. More than 700 of the 3,339 who took the examination achieved distinctions and a further 1,549 were awarded commendations. Richard Holbrook, chairman of the College of Law’s board of management, says the high pass rate is a […]

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When Miles Preston left Radcliffes & Co with partners Siobhan Redhead and Julia Stanczyk to set up a family boutique firm, Miles Preston & Co, the trio took all their clients with them. This meant that “we hit the ground running”, says Preston. Three months later, he estimates the firm has between 200 to 250 […]

Scots child hearings set for overhaul

A NEW national structure of children’s hearings is likely to be among a raft of changes in Scottish legislation facing solicitors in the autumn. The national children’s reporter service is to be run by the Scottish Office and aims to replace the reporter services (similar to children’s court) currently provided by local government. The service […]

Pitmans forced to rebuild IP department

THAMES Valley firm Pitmans is having to rebuild its intellectual property department for the second time this year after losing its head of department after just two months. Former Pitmans partner John Linneker has returned to Taylor Joynson Garrett where he will take over from Isabel Davies who is now heading the IP department at […]

December workshop for partners

A two-day intensive workshop aimed at partners and senior executives will be held by The Lawyer in December. Consultant Alan Hodgart, director of Hodgart Temporal & Co, will address the workshop on new approaches to partnership management, and discuss ways to maximise competitive advantage. For further details contact Centaur Conferences on 071 434 3711.

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