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Bankruptcy curbs extended for ex-solicitor who abused client trust

John Killington has restrictions extended to nine years after being pursued for costs by SRA.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Gateley draws up new staff incentive plan as income surges

Listed pioneer reports bullish results four years after going public.
Law Society Gazette - Published

UK: Carbon Nanotubes And Disease Risks - Clyde & Co

Understanding the potential for new risks, and particularly those that may ultimately lead to disease claims, is increasingly important for those sectors manufacturing or using nanotech.
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UK: British Airways Data Breach: ICO Issue First Public Intention To Fine Under The GDPR - Wrigleys Solicitors

The ICO has taken action against British Airways under the GDPR. We look at the facts of the case and implications for charities & social enterprises.
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High Court quashes lawyer's decision not to prosecute police driver

Crown Prosecution Service says it is reflecting on critical judgment carefully.
Law Society Gazette - Published

European Union: German Parliament Voted ‘Yes' To Second GDPR Implementation Act - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

In a late night session on 28 June 2019, the German Parliament (Bundestag) passed the Second GDPR Implementation Act (2. Datenschutz-Anpassungs-und-Umsetzungsgesetz EU
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UK: British Airways Fined Over £183m For Personal Data Breach Under The GDPR - Mayer Brown

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") today (8 July 2019) announced its intention to fine British Airways ("BA") £183.39m
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UK: The Pensions Brief - June 2019 - Mayer Brown

INVESTMENT AND DISCLOSURE Additional trustee investment and disclosure duties.
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UK: Issue 1: Know Your Contract - DLA Piper

Digital transformation and outsourcing contracts
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UK: UK Data Protection Authority Intends To Fine British Airways In Excess Of EUR 200 Million - SKW Schwarz

On July 8, 2019, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK data protection authority, announced its intention to fine British Airways over EUR 200 million for violations
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UK: The FCA's 2019/20 Business Plan Summarised In Two Tables - Dentons

In April 2019, the FCA published its 2019/20 Business Plan.
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UK: Court Of Appeal Confirms Solicitors Are Under No Duty To Alert Opponents To Their Mistakes - Clyde & Co

The Court of Appeal in Woodward and Another v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 985 has unanimously dismissed an appeal against a judgment of the High Court.
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UK: Syndicated Lending And Competition Law – What Are The Key Risks? - Dentons

In April 2019, the European Commission (EC) published a report on "EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit markets" (Report) prepared by the EC's legal and economic consultants.
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UK: How Would Proposed Changes To The UK's Airline Insolvency Regime Affect Aircraft Financiers And Lessors? - Dentons

English law, including English insolvency law, is very pro-creditor.
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UK: Corporate Tax Comparative Guide - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

Corporate Tax Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of UK, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
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UK: The Basics: Funding Options For Commercial Disputes - Gowling WLG

The legal costs incurred in pursuing or defending a commercial claim can be substantial. Although the general rule in commercial disputes is that the loser pays the legal costs
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UK: UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Report Following Thematic Review Of Money Laundering Risks In The Capital Markets - Mayer Brown

On 10 June 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published a report (the "Report") following its Thematic Review of the money laundering risks
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Financial pressures force closure of London law centre

Trustees of Lambeth Law Centre confirm the facility has shut with immediate effect.
Law Society Gazette - Published

UK: FCA Proposes Retail Ban On Cryptocurrency Derivatives - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

On 3 July 2019, the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") published its consultation paper on a proposed ban on the sale
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UK: UK Take Privates - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Bloomberg (here) recently reported that PE firms are increasingly scoping out take privates in the UK and "are fed up with waiting for Brexit". That is consistent
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Lottery lifeline: £494k for dwindling law centres

Government figures show there were 94 law centres in 2013/14. There are 47 now.
Law Society Gazette - Published

UK: Major Developments In Class Action Litigation For 2018 – 2019 - DLA Piper

In 2018 and the first half of 2019, there were a number of important developments in class actions.
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UK: ECB-SSM Issues: Dear CEO Letter On State Of Preparation Of Interest Rate Benchmark Reforms And Use Of Risk-Free Rates - Dentons

On July 3, 2019, the European Central Bank (ECB), acting in its role at the helm of the Banking Union's Single Supervisory Mechanism
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UK: Digital Health In The UK: The New Regulatory Environment Under The Medical Device Regulation - McDermott Will & Emery

Investment in artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health technologies has increased exponentially over the last few years.
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UK: Legal Developments In Construction Law - May 2019 - Mayer Brown

What if one party owns a defective new building but a different party originally contracted for its construction?
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UK: Not Just Any Data, This Is Smart Data – UK Government Consultation - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

Earlier this month, the UK government launched its Smart Data Consultation (Consultation). The Consultation follows the publication of the terms of reference
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UK: Consent To IVF: What Happens If Your Relationship Breaks Down? - Withers LLP

Starting a family and ending a marriage or civil partnership rarely go hand-in-hand. However, it can happen. Where one party feels the marriage has broken down and no longer wants children
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UK: Emerging Risks: Does Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Present A Current Or Future Claims Risk - Clyde & Co

As technology has increased, there has been an inevitable proliferation in the number of electromagnetic and radiofrequency field sources that people are exposed to on a daily basis.
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UK: GDPR On Its First Birthday – People Know What It Is But Aren't Sure What It Does - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

Never one to miss a bandwagon, the European Commission has published three documents to mark the first year of GDPR:
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UK: Confused About Driving With Dementia? - Clyde & Co

One in three people with earlier-stage dementia still drives, and it is critical for those diagnosed with dementia to their quality of life and dignity.
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UK: Media And Reputation: What Does A Media Lawyer Do And How Can They Help? - Withers LLP

Jo explains how the law can be used to ensure that you are fairly represented in the media and tells the story in a way that is accurate. Often the best work we do is not seeking redress
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Insurers bemoan new discount rate - but stand to save £320m a year

NHS also set to benefit from new -0.25% rate, according to government’s impact assessment.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Ex-Kingsley Napley partner fined over £1.5m estate payments

Former head of private client department found to have made mistakes in handling of administration.
Law Society Gazette - Published

MoJ urged to do more on criminal records reform

David Gauke pledges to break employment barrier but report highlights 'double discrimination' faced by BAME people.
Law Society Gazette - Published

UK: AI And Big Data In The UK - Gowling WLG

The UK is a significant jurisdiction for artificial intelligence (AI) and "big data".
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UK: TUPE Law: Insolvency, TUPE And Managing Employment Risks - Gowling WLG

There are various types of insolvency proceedings and these are designed to achieve various different end results. The different types of insolvency also have different consequences
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UK: Blockchain And Digital Assets News And Trends - DLA Piper

To remain competitive, companies find themselves increasing their efforts to digitally transform their businesses by developing new offerings based on emerging technologies
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UK: UK Tax Round Up - May 2019 - Proskauer Rose LLP

Following the decision by the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) in Warshaw V HMRC, reported in our UK tax blog earlier this month
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UK: The Law Commission's Report On Reforming The SAR Regime – Guidance Over Change? - Dentons

The purpose of such a prescribed form would be to give reporters greater guidance on the information that should be included in a report.
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UK: Female Sportswear: Function, Form And Fashion - Withers LLP

Sports clearly cannot exist without rules and regulations, but we typically think of these as fundamental to govern conduct, safety, equipment and the basic principles of the game in question
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‘Solicitor’ who forged BPP test certificates is struck off

Muhammad Ifzal failed to complete the courses required for admission, but applied anyway using forgeries.
Law Society Gazette - Published

UK: Amendments To The Copyright And Neighbouring Rights Act - Clyde & Co

As part of a more rigid measure to protect creative works, the Tanzanian Government has recently amended the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act of 2002 through the recently enacted Written Laws the..
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UK: Magistrate Who Said Same-Sex Adoption Not In Best Interests Of A Child Loses Discrimination Claims - Dentons

A Christian magistrate who publicly disapproved of same-sex adoption has lost his claim for religious discrimination and victimisation
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UK: Embrace Hard Choices As Well Modern Methods - Dentons

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has highlighted the need for Government to promote modern methods of construction
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UK: Beslag: Minder Pressie, Meer Efficiëntie - DLA Piper

De minister heeft op 14 juni jongstleden het wetsvoorstel 'Herziening beslag en executierecht' ingediend bij de Tweede Kamer. Indien de wetswijziging wordt aangenomen
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UK: Dutch Government Publishes New Decree On International Tax Ruling Practice - DLA Piper

On June 28, 2019, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance published the final decree on the Dutch tax ruling practice pertaining to tax rulings relating to cross-border structures
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UK: Supreme Court Issues Landmark Restrictive Covenant Ruling - Dentons

The Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated ruling yesterday in the case of Tillman v. Egon Zehnder Limited.
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UK: Post Termination Restrictions: Are You Exposed? - Withers LLP

Supreme Court judgments on post termination restrictions that apply to a departing employee are few and far between. The decision in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Limited, handed down on 3
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UK: UK Regulator Intends To Fine Marriott £99 Million For Personal Data Breach, Spotlighting M&A Cybersecurity Diligence - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

On 9 July, the UK Information Commissioner's Office issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International, Inc. £99,200,396 for alleged infringements of the EU General Data Protection..
Mondaq - Published

Discount rate reaction: Insurers furious; claimant lawyers relieved

Industries respond after Lord Chancellor's surprise decision to set -0.25% rate.
Law Society Gazette - Published

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