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Opinion  |  06:09:22
Authorised Push Payment Fraud – The Invisible Baddie
What is Authorised Push Payment Fraud? Our Civil Fraud & Investigations team explains...
Opinion  |  02:08:22
The High Court rules the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy to be inadequate
ClientEarth is an environmental charity using the law to address the global climate issues. They currently have 168 active cases tackling pressing environmental challenges in over 50 countries. Such cases include action against Shell...
Opinion  |  10:07:22
Slide rules: duties for directors of contractors in financial trouble
This article originally appeared in Construction News. With the government’s COVID-19 furlough scheme and other forms of support now long gone, contractors near the edge of a financial precipice are no longer able to...
Opinion  |  31:05:22
ClientEarth v Shell – The beginning for climate change litigation in the UK?
Climate change litigation has been on the rise since 2015. A report published by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2021 found that globally 1,006 climate-related cases had been filed between 2015 and 2021. This is a noticeable increase on the 834 cases filed between 1986 and 2014.
Opinion  |  20:05:22
What’s new in Health & Social Care
The Impact of Gardner & Harris v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care In April 2022, the High Court concluded that the government’s policy to discharge patients from hospitals in to care...
Opinion  |  13:05:22
Data Reform Bill 2022 – what is its purpose?
The introduction of a Data Reform Bill was among the Government’s proposed legislative plans delivered during the Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022. This introduction will update the powers of the Information Commissioner’s Office...
Covid business
Opinion  |  05:04:22
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme: one of the biggest “cock-ups” in recent government management
Bounce Back Loan Scheme: “One of the most colossal cock-ups in recent government management and tax payers are paying for this” This was the verdict of Lord Theodore Agnew, former government efficiency minister at...
Opinion  |  01:04:22
Covid-19 insolvency restrictions have come to an end
The Insolvency Service has announced that from 31 March 2022 the temporary insolvency measures applied during the pandemic under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) will expire. This means that from...
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Uncategorised  |  23:03:22
What sanctions can the ICO impose for unsolicited marketing communications?
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) continues to issue fines in relation to unsolicited marketing communications. In recent months, fines have ranged from £2,000 to £200,000 depending on the severity of the breach of UK data protection laws.
Case Study  |  17:03:22
Beware a Liquidator’s claim under Section 127 of the Insolvency Act 1986
It’s bad enough when one of your customers goes into compulsory liquidation owing you money, which is a risk that all businesses accept when supplying goods or services. However, what many suppliers may not...
Intellectual property ownership
Opinion  |  17:03:22
New IP rights for the UK: the implications of Brexit on UK intellectual property rights
Our IP disputes expert Stephen Welfare looks at changes to UK IP rights after Brexit, and the implications these changes have for European IP rights-holders.
The high court
Opinion  |  17:03:22
The English Courts continue to support an Arbitrator’s decision to award third party funding costs (for now)
England has been seen as the arbitration Seat of choice for many years, due in no small part to the certainty that attaches to English law and the unwavering support the English Court provides to the arbitration process. However, threatened changes to the Arbitration Act may impact on how attractive England remains, particularly on the issue of recoverable costs.
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