The Government has demonstrated its commitment to reforms to the personal injury sector by introducing its Civil Liability Bill. The measures are broadly in line with what has been debated for some time. This includes fixed damages for whiplash claims and…
Litigation and dispute resolution
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- Government commitment to personal injury reform
- Care homes briefing 178 - Guidance for witnesses attending court
- YouTube star receives substantial damages in 'revenge porn' litigation
- No special treatment for litigants in person
- Unexplained wealth orders – Effective weapon or window dressing?
- FCA failing to clamp down on insider trading
- Principle of mutual wills trumps widow’s 13 wills
- Radiohead deny bringing an action against Lana Del Ray for copyright infringement – but what is copyright?
- Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner
- Morrisons data leak: Supermarket liable for data breach by disgruntled staff member
- Challenging the validity of a trade mark: Caspian Pizza v Shah
- Dr Michalak and the GMC - Individuals can bring discrimination claims against their regulators in the Employment Tribunal
- GP partnership disputes - Cheema v Jones
- Corporate crime update - What your business needs to know
- Ghosh-busters! Supreme Court overhauls criminal test for dishonesty
- Supreme Court unanimously allows the charities’ appeal in Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others
- Rolls-Royce agrees to settle bribery and corruption claims in largest ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement
- Case study: Allegations of VAT fraud by the HMRC
- What is arbitration?
- Retention of title
- The opening gambit: your communication strategy
- Was Tom Hayes’ conviction a watershed moment for the Serious Fraud Office?
- The pitfalls of internal corporate investigations
- The devastating consequences of variations in health and safety issues
- Serious Fraud Office – a new dawn?
- Manage, don't eliminate, risk
- DIY justice: are private prosecutions the future?
- SFO faces fresh attempt at NCA merger
- How to prepare for a dawn raid
- The SRA Suitability Test - COLP and COFA appeals
- SRA Investigations - Why can't the SRA adopt a policy on time extensions? (September 2012)
- Litigation and education
- Domestic Arbitration – time to reassert the benefits?
- My Expert – Should I allow him to go “Hot Tubbing”?
- Phone Hacking - the law not the news
- The Perils of Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules
- Jones v. Kaney  UKSC 13 Expert evidence … and should every wrong have a remedy?
- The Without Prejudice Rule and the many exceptions to it
- The problem of costs in construction litigation
- Enforcement of a Judgment
We have recently published new guidance for health and social care staff involved in various parts of the legal process. New guidance is available covering the following topics: Writing a statement for the Coroner Providing witness evidence to the police or CQC Giving evidence…
In a high profile case before the High Court, an American YouTube vlogger has obtained substantial damages against her British ex-boyfriend for posting pornographic videos of her online without her knowledge or consent. Background Chrissy Chambers, a successful American blogger and content…
The Supreme Court has given judgment in Barton v Wright Hassall, rejecting the claimant’s appeal, a litigant in person, that his service of a claim form on a solicitor by email be considered good service. The general position in civil proceedings…
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of headlines and news stories touting the UK as a safe haven for money launderers. Nowhere is this more prevalent than within the London property market. However, as of 31…
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has prosecuted only eight cases of insider trading in the past five years. By contrast, more than 10,000 were successfully sanctioned for benefits offences in the last year alone by the Department for Work and…
Mutual wills used to be an attractive option to couples seeking peace of mind about how their combined estates would be distributed. The recent case of Legg and others v Burton and others demonstrates how restrictive mutual wills can be on the…
It was recently reported that rock band, Radiohead, were in the process of bringing an action against singer, Lana Del Ray, for copyright infringement of their song Creep. The apparent claim was that her song Get Free is allegedly sufficiently…
An exam candidate’s written answers, and the examiner’s comments on them, are the personal data of the candidate. The background The Irish Supreme Court referred a question to the Court arising out of proceedings between Mr Nowak and the Irish Data Protection…
Employers are vicariously liable for their employee’s leaking of personal data even where the leaking employee is held to be personally acting as the data controller in respect of the leaked data. That was the conclusion reached by Langstaff J in…