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GDPR: scope of rules on profiling not confined to solely automated processing, data watchdog says

Out Law News Feed - 4 hours 58 sec ago
Laws that place restrictions on the 'profiling' of individuals do not just apply to data processing completed entirely automatically, EU data protection authorities have said.

Supreme Court: local authority 'vicariously liable' for abuse of child in foster care

Out Law News Feed - 4 hours 2 min ago
A local authority has been held vicariously liable for the abuse of a woman by two sets of foster parents she was placed with as a child, despite not being negligent in its selection or supervision of the foster parents.

New Electronic Communications Code set to take effect in December, says government

Out Law News Feed - 4 hours 7 min ago
New rules regarding the rights and obligations that arise in relation to the deployment and maintenance of mobile phone masts and other telecoms infrastructure are "expected to take effect in December", according to the UK government.

Many businesses not ready for industry 4.0, report finds

Out Law News Feed - 4 hours 50 min ago
Many businesses are not ready to take advantage of the opportunities presented by 'industry 4.0', according to a new report.

Britannia Capital Management (clone of authorised firm)

FCA - 6 hours 3 min ago
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Jackson: lawyers have ‘grown up’ since my first review

Law Gazette News - 6 hours 18 min ago

Lord Justice Jackson delivers key note speech at Association of costs lawyers conference.

'Unsung heroes' supporting victims and witnesses to be honoured

Law Gazette News - 6 hours 22 min ago

Six awards will be presented at inaugural HM Courts & Tribunals Service ceremony.

Ashurst eyes Luxembourg launch as Brexit prompts renewed interest in market

Legal Week rss Feed - 7 hours 1 min ago
Firm mulls new European base as London HQ shakes up corporate associate assessment

Weinstein and his lawyers: the behind-the-scenes advisers in the year before the scandal broke

Legal Week rss Feed - 7 hours 13 min ago
From Gibson Dunn to Boies Schiller, this in-depth feature takes a look at the actions of the big-name lawyers caught up in the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Tribunal fee refund plan revealed - three months after Supreme Court ruling

Law Gazette News - 8 hours 9 min ago

Initial phase will be aimed at 1,000 claimants in single claims, justice minister tells parliament. 

Law Society Excellence Awards - in pictures

Law Gazette News - 8 hours 13 min ago

Winners announced at last night’s awards all pictured, plus the reactions from social media.

FCA statement on judicial review of PPI complaints measures

FCA - 8 hours 39 min ago
On 3 October 2017 the Court of Appeal refused We Fight Any Claim permission to appeal the decision by Mr Justice Singh (as he then was) in the Administrative Court on 4 August 2017 to refuse We Fight Any Claim permission to bring a claim for judicial review of the FCA’s new package of measures in relation to PPI complaints (including a 29 August 2019 deadline for making new PPI complaints).  The decision made by the Court of Appeal is final and cannot be further reviewed or appealed.

Trusted solicitor defrauded elderly clients of £370k

Law Gazette News - 9 hours 19 min ago

Tribunal strikes off veteran solicitor 18 months after his criminal conviction.

Off-grid power growth ‘to attract new business players’ to sub-Saharan Africa

Out Law News Feed - 9 hours 26 min ago
Off-grid generating capacity across the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is predicted to almost triple in 2022 to 3,000 megawatts, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Ghana telecoms joint venture ‘set to enhance mobile financial services’

Out Law News Feed - 9 hours 32 min ago
Telecoms operators Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular have completed a 50-50 joint venture deal to combine their operations in Ghana.

European Investment Bank backs fund ‘to expand firms in Ethiopia’

Out Law News Feed - 9 hours 37 min ago
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has said it will support private equity investment across Ethiopia through support for the new $100 million Cepheus Growth Capital Fund.

DWF launches 'new ideas incubator' as part of business services reorganisation

Legal Week rss Feed - 9 hours 43 min ago
Firm creates new standalone company to house innovative service offerings

South Africa pledges to “ensure transparency” at Public Investment Corporation

Out Law News Feed - 9 hours 44 min ago
South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC), one of the country’s largest investment managers, has been asked to drawn up a list of beneficiaries and investments it has made which will be made public.

Banking tax compliance report hints at more HMRC investigations, says expert

Out Law News Feed - 10 hours 24 min ago
A small number of UK banks "continue to push the boundaries of acceptable tax planning", according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), raising the prospect of formal investigations in the near future.

Government commits £48bn to railways by 2024, plus new upgrade funding process

Out Law News Feed - 10 hours 33 min ago
Around £48 billion will be made available for spending on the railways in England and Wales between 2019 and 2024, the government has announced.

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