Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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February 2020

-1.75% Discount Rate Proposed by Department of Justice for Northern Ireland

-1.75% Discount Rate Proposed by Department of Justice for Northern Ireland

The Department of Justice, Civil Justice Policy Division, has today issued a letter to stakeholders confirming the Minister of Justice has asked offic ...

Vicarious liability for the criminal acts of an employee: abuse of position of trust results in school’s vicarious liability for actions of teacher

Vicarious liability for the criminal acts of an employee: abuse of position of trust results in school’s vicarious liability for actions of teacher

Following the Court of Appeal’s decision in Haringey London Borough Council v FZO, we take an in-depth look at the extent to which the question of vic ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: “… or any other use that the Landlord may not consent to”

Real Estate Tip of the Week: “… or any other use that the Landlord may not consent to”

It is well known that the Lands Tribunal may modify or remove restrictive covenants affecting freehold land but it is less well known that the same st ...

Coronavirus: Implications for the Insurance Industry

Coronavirus: Implications for the Insurance Industry

The coronavirus disease (now known as COVID-19) was first reported in Hubei Province, China on 31 December 2019. On 30 January 2020, the World Health ...

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Gartner, Inc predicts the global public cloud services market will grow by 17% in 2020 to £206.2 ($266.4) billion. Of this, the software as a service, ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: Buyer beware – the dangers of Overriding Interests

Housebuilder Top Tip: Buyer beware – the dangers of Overriding Interests

Overriding interests are third party property rights that can bind a purchaser of land, even though such rights are not noted on the register of title ...

The Digital Single Market Directive: implementation by the UK

The Digital Single Market Directive: implementation by the UK

According to Chris Skidmore, the former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, the UK has no plans to implement the Directive on ...

NHS Charges: Increase for accidents from 1 April 2020

NHS Charges: Increase for accidents from 1 April 2020

The amount compensators are required to pay to the Compensation Recovery Unit in relation to treatment provided to injured Claimants has been increase ...

Success Fee Arrangements in Scotland

Success Fee Arrangements in Scotland

The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 introduces fundamental changes to the funding and costs regime in Scotland. ...

Procuring Innovative Technology: Key considerations for contracting authorities and suppliers

Procuring Innovative Technology: Key considerations for contracting authorities and suppliers

As we move into an increasingly digital world, it is, perhaps, inevitable that public sector entities are embracing the use of novel and innovative te ...