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July 2016

Proof of fraud previously suspected can unravel the finality of a settlement

Proof of fraud previously suspected can unravel the finality of a settlement

The question of whether post-settlement evidence may be used to recover the ill-gotten gains of a fraudulent Claimant was considered by the Supreme Co ...

Corporate H1 Deals 2016

Corporate H1 Deals 2016

DAC Beachcroft's London Corporate team advised on more than 30 completed deals in the first half of 2016 with an aggregate value of more than £300m.   ...

First practical guidance on how to successfully implement new models of care

First practical guidance on how to successfully implement new models of care

When it comes to the strategic issues around integrating health and social care services, what's needed is the exceptional leadership to successfully ...

Insurance Act 2015: Supreme Court rewrites Fraudulent Devices Rule

Insurance Act 2015: Supreme Court rewrites Fraudulent Devices Rule

The Supreme Court yesterday overturned the Court of Appeal and ruled that a fraudulent device (renamed in the judgment as a "collateral lie") will not ...

Covert Medication – Guidance from the Court of Protection

Covert Medication – Guidance from the Court of Protection

A recent Court of Protection case (AG) provides guidance on the use of covert medication for people who lack capacity and are deprived of their libert ...

Second Deferred Prosecution Agreement approved by the English Court demonstrates the value of Self Reporting

Second Deferred Prosecution Agreement approved by the English Court demonstrates the value of Self Reporting

On 8 July 2016, Judgment was handed down in the case of the Serious Fraud Office v XYZ Limited (Case No. U20150856) in which the second Deferred Prose ...

Spain - Exercise of the right of opposition to the publication of personal data in selective processes of public employees

Spain - Exercise of the right of opposition to the publication of personal data in selective processes of public employees

On the 18 July 2016, the Spanish Data Protection Agency ("SDPA") published a report (Report 0358/2015) (the "Report") which considers whether an indiv ...

Consultation on Driverless Vehicles

Consultation on Driverless Vehicles

Trailed by reference to a Modern Transport Bill in the Queen's speech in May, on 11 July the Department for Transport's Centre for Connected & Aut ...

Full house

Full house

Renting your property out for short term use could turn it into a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), for which a local authority licence may be requi ...

México: Más allá de las Reformas Energéticas

México: Más allá de las Reformas Energéticas

Han transcurrido dos años desde que se aprobaron las amplias reformas del mercado energético mexicano y se adjudicaron a Pemex, previamente un monopol ...