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Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Following the Committee’s paper of 16 May 2019, the Government has welcomed the Committee’s findings, agreeing that Japanese knotweed (“JK”) may have ...

It's All In The Timing: Bringing claims under SPA tax indemnities and W&I insurance - A review of the decision in Minera v Glencore

It's All In The Timing: Bringing claims under SPA tax indemnities and W&I insurance - A review of the decision in Minera v Glencore

In this article, we comment on issues arising in claims for tax losses under SPAs and W&I policies and focus on one of the issues the subject of t ...

Service of Proceedings: Is there a duty to correct your opponent’s mistake

Service of Proceedings: Is there a duty to correct your opponent’s mistake

In Woodward & another v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd1 the Court of Appeal applied the Supreme Court’s decision in Barton2 and found that th ...

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 ...