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Criminal - statutory changes

7 August 2017By Anthony Edwards

The criminal law provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 have been brought substantially into force and with unusual speed.


Competition: Certification and the class action regime

7 August 2017By Elaine Whiteford, Louise Freeman

Second-class certification judgment in relation to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 handed down.

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Data protection: GDPR and employee surveilance

31 July 2017By Ibrahim Hasan

At present all employers have to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) when conducting employee surveillance, as they will be gathering and using personal data about living, identifiable individuals (location, movements, internet browsing history and so on). Part 3 of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Data Protection Employment ...

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Personal injury: Untraced drivers and rights

24 July 2017By Malcolm Johnson

Protections afforded to Howe must be secured.

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Dr Jane Martin chair, Legal Services Consumer Panel

Public satisfied with lawyers - but consumer panel still not happy

18 July 2017By

Satisfaction levels and trust in lawyers rising slightly, while unbundling is failing to take off.

All Private Client


Defence solicitor fined £25k over anti-Semitic Facebook 'hatred'

18 August 2017By

Solicitor demonstrated a ‘worrying lack of self-discipline and common sense’.


'Duped' Axiom solicitor fined £50k for recklessness

17 August 2017By

Tribunal finds solicitor did not act deliberately and has learnt a 'salutary lesson'.

All Regulation and compliance


Property solicitor banned for avoiding £50k stamp duty

14 August 2017By

Yorkshire solicitor declared artificially low purchase values for his house and office.


Crimestoppers aids fraud fight as conveyancers seek protection

3 August 2017By

Land Registry figures show £25m was lost through property hijack in the year to April 2017.

All Property

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Holiday firm pays sickness compo after bailiff threat

14 August 2017By

Claimant lawyers say tour operators must meet their obligations after holiday giant Thomsons blames an administrative error for payment delay.

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AXA and Aviva defy 'compensation culture' to boost profits

3 August 2017By Gazette reporter

Insurers shrug off change to discount rate affecting personal injury compensation payments

All Personal injury



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