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British-Afghan barrister 'overwhelmed' by support after 'white male' request

Law Gazette News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:43

Law Society says solicitors should refuse a client's instruction if it leads to unlawful discrimination.

Singapore and Chongqing sign deals on fintech, belt and road

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:52
Authorities in Singapore and China have signed deals designed to develop a financial technology (fintech) industry in the city of Chongqing and to develop opportunities between Chongqing and Singapore under China's 'belt and road' infrastructure programme.

UK government confirms data protection fee exemptions

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:42
The UK government will not introduce a raft of new exemptions to the requirement to pay a data protection fee for businesses processing personal data in the country.

UAE VAT: meaning of public transportation and treatment of farm houses and land

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:20
New guidance from the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) clarifies the meaning of 'public transportation' and also the treatment of 'farm houses' and 'farm land' for the purposes of UAE VAT.

UAE foreign direct investment changes 'will increase diversification' of economy

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:38
ANALYSIS: The UAE's much-anticipated Foreign Direct Investment Law ('FDI Law') has recently come into force, laying the framework for up to 100% direct foreign investment in the UAE.

Job losses possible as Slater and Gordon closes department

Law Gazette News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:21

Closure comes as plans also unveiled to relocate staff based in Leeds to new office.

Airport licensing laws call for evidence begins

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:06
The government is seeking views on the extent of the problem of drunk and disorderly air passengers, as part of a consultation on whether to extend alcohol licensing laws to airports in England and Wales.

CPS getting names wrong in letters to crime victims, inspector finds

Law Gazette News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:37

Inspectors criticise lack of empathy in letters sent by liaison unit set up to ensure people receive empathetic letters.

CPS getting names wrong in letters to crime victims, find inspectors

Law Gazette News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:37

Inspectors criticise lack of empathy in letters sent by liaison unit set up to ensure people receive empathetic letters.

How has the construction industry adapted to the new BIM Protocol?

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:26
ANALYSIS: The second edition of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Protocol brought about some welcome changes, but after six months the uptake from industry has not been as extensive as hoped.

Hong Kong stiffens regulation of cryptoassets

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:07
New rules have been introduced in Hong Kong to shield retail investors from risks associated with investing in cryptoassets.

Mobile payment systems monopoly in Hungary ruled unlawful

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:03
Laws restricting the operation of a mobile payment system in Hungary to a state-owned company have been deemed unlawful by the EU's highest court.

UK telcos to gain new rights to support 5G connectivity

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:57
Telecoms companies in the UK will be given "unrestricted access" to the infrastructure owned by BT to deploy their own high-speed, high-capacity broadband networks, including those built on fibre-optic cables and '5G' wireless technology, under proposals published by Ofcom.

Tech companies lead on driverless car patent applications

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:52
Technology and telecoms companies dominate the list of companies that have filed the most applications for European patents relating to driverless cars, according to data compiled by the European Patent Office (EPO).

No basis for face-to-face justice, says digital court guru Susskind

Law Gazette News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:04

'Online is not an alternative to the courts system, it is the courts system,' Richard Susskind tells conference.

Gains by non-residents on UK land – special rules for property

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:32
Two elections will be available to prevent double taxation of fund investors or the loss of exemption for pension funds when non-UK residents become subject to UK capital gains tax on non-residential UK property and UK property-rich entities.

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