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French data protection regulator fines Google 50 million euros for GDPR breaches

French data protection regulator fines Google 50 million euros for GDPR breaches

On 21 January 2019 the data protection regulator in France (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des libertés, known as the “CNIL”) imposed the f ...

Information Commissioner Office – enforcement action for nuisance calls and emails

Information Commissioner Office – enforcement action for nuisance calls and emails

The ICO continues to focus on Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and marketing calls and emails.  

Massive failure in Power Grid causes blackout in Argentina and Uruguay, leaving tens of millions of people with no power.

Massive failure in Power Grid causes blackout in Argentina and Uruguay, leaving tens of millions of people with no power.

Power has now been restored to much of Argentina and Uruguay following an unexplained failure in the electrical interconnection system of both countri ...

Wilsons Solicitors LLP v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 627 (TC): HMRC’s failed attempt to obtain disclosure of client due-diligence

Wilsons Solicitors LLP v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 627 (TC): HMRC’s failed attempt to obtain disclosure of client due-diligence

In a landmark case before the First Tier Tax Tribunal, DAC Beachcroft’s client, Wilsons Solicitors LLP, successfully defended proceedings brought by H ...

“I thought it would be therapeutic for my back... bruv”

“I thought it would be therapeutic for my back... bruv”

This case was handled by DAC Beachcroft’s Counter-Fraud Department on behalf of the Defendant following instructions from his insurers Direct Line Gro ...

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

With news that RICS is in the process of updating its guidance on how surveyors should deal with Japanese knotweed, the House of Commons Science and T ...

D&O and FI Newsletter - May 2019

D&O and FI Newsletter - May 2019

 DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts.   Court of Appeal rejects novel arguments ...

The dangers of defective record keeping – Freeborn & Goldie v Marcal

The dangers of defective record keeping – Freeborn & Goldie v Marcal

The recent decision in Freeborn & Goldie v Dan Marcal Architects [2019] EWHC 454 (TCC) is a stark reminder for construction professionals of the i ...

The slip rule – how far does it go?

The slip rule – how far does it go?

The recent decision in Axis M&E UK Ltd & Anor v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 169 (TCC) has provided a useful review of the ca ...

Green light for disrepair claims? – The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

Green light for disrepair claims? – The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The Homes Act 2018 which came into force two months ago has far reaching consequences for all providers of social housing.