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Government commitment to personal injury reform

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…

No special treatment for litigants in person

The Supreme Court has given judgment in Barton v Wright Hassall[1], 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…

FCA failing to clamp down on insider trading

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…

Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner

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…