Legal updates

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    Privacy and disclosure

    15 January 2018

    Two recent cases at the Court of Appeal considered the application of article 8 to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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    Future status of EU citizens and families

    15 January 2018

    On 8 December 2017 the European Commission and UK government issued a Joint Report on the progress of article 50 talks to date. A week later the stage was set to proceed.

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    Pre-action disclosure of insurance policies

    8 January 2018

    Peel Port Shareholder Finance Company Ltd v Dornoch Ltd [2017] EWHC 876 (TCC) serves as a reminder of the court’s approach to the rules on pre-action disclosure and the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (the 2010 act).

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    Employment: Is the gig finally up for Uber?

    4 December 2017

    The ride-hailing business has been doing battle in the UK employment tribunals – and it has not fared well.

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    Councillor disqualification

    30 November 2017

    The government is considering the disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors – and practitioner feedback is welcome

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    Criminal: General defences

    27 November 2017

    In R v Riddell [2017] EWCA Crim 413 the court confirmed that self-defence can potentially be a defence to allegations of both dangerous and careless driving.

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    Commercial property: Restrictive covenants

    20 November 2017

    There are few cases so iconic that lawyers remember the names long after university or law school. One is Tulk v Moxhay [1848], the case on the restrictive covenants which have prevented building on Leicester Square. The date of that case demonstrates that well-drafted restrictive covenants on land are an ...

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    Data protection: Preparing for GDPR

    13 November 2017

    No excuses for confusion on day one of the new regime.

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    Going Dutch

    10 November 2017

    The Netherlands has published draft rules for its new English language commercial court, which will seek to exploit Brexit by targeting international dispute resolution.

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    Assisted dying: A right to autonomy and dignity

    6 November 2017

    Stage is set for the next round of assisted dying litigation.