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A warning for insolvency practitioners – take care when handling personal data

A warning for insolvency practitioners – take care when handling personal data

The Financial Conduct Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme have issued a joint statement wa ...

Coronavirus and Cyber Risks

Coronavirus and Cyber Risks

The staggering advance of the coronavirus is not only having serious implications on health systems around the world, but cybercriminals are taking ad ...

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

The SRA’s approach to regulation during the Covid-19 outbreak – pragmatism but no relaxation The profession, like everyone, is adjusting to the disrup ...

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Implications for the Construction Industry – Part 2

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Implications for the Construction Industry – Part 2

After racing through the parliamentary stages at a speed which, at normal times, would be unheard of, the Coronavirus Bill 2020 became law on 25 March ...

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Following The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2020, published on 16 March 2020, the award for bereavement in fata ...

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

If reasons are given for the refusal to engage in ADR, the reasons should be explained to the other side (and, in many cases, the Court); if the reaso ...

COVID-19: The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

COVID-19: The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

The Lord Chief Justice has now issued updated guidance for all courts in Northern Ireland. This article outlines the most important aspects of the gui ...

Scottish Court awards substantial damages in historic abuse case

Scottish Court awards substantial damages in historic abuse case

A Scottish court has made an award of damages in excess of £300,000 to a man who developed a “life-long psychiatric injury” after being physically and ...

COVID-19: The Most Recent Court Directions in Northern Ireland

COVID-19: The Most Recent Court Directions in Northern Ireland

The presiding members of the judiciary met with the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland on 18th March 2020. Presently, a full package of directions ...

Bent Metal and Credit Hire: Coronavirus Impact on Claims Inflation and Deflation

Bent Metal and Credit Hire: Coronavirus Impact on Claims Inflation and Deflation

We consider how the effects of COVID-19 and the counter-measures being employed to prevent its spread will impact on claims in general and bent-metal ...