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Facebook to appeal German data decision

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:02
Facebook has said it will appeal a decision by Germany's main competition authority that serves to restrict its collection and aggregation of personal data.

Northern Ireland falling behind on fire safety due to Stormont hiatus

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:26
ANALYSIS: England, Wales and Scotland are experiencing a radical overhaul of the building fire safety regime following the recommendations of the Hackitt Review, but it is unclear when similar action will follow in Northern Ireland.

Fury over MoJ 'betrayal' on legal aid at inquests

Law Gazette News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:28

Ministry of Justice decides against policy change that would have cost an extra £30m-£70m.

Competition watchdog asked to investigate probate fee reform

Law Gazette News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:19

Row over 'death tax' escalates as Liberal Democrat leader accuses government of abuse of executive power. 

Nominations open for Law Society Excellence Awards 2019

Law Gazette News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:42

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Law Society Excellence Awards, which will recognise the outstanding achievements of solicitors working in all areas of law across England and Wales.

The Excellence Awards are now in their 13th year and nominations are sought in 22 categories, including eight that recognise outstanding individuals. There is a new award in 2019 for an exceptional contribution to access to justice.

Nominations are open until Friday 3 May. The shortlist will be announced on 29 July and the winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday 23 October.

’Every day solicitors across this country demonstrate their commitment to their clients, their community, and to the rule of law,’ said Law Society president Christina Blacklaws. ’The Excellence Awards celebrate the very best - the winners highlight not just the values of the profession, but the vital role solicitors play in the administration of justice every day.’

For more information and to submit a nomination see: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/events/excellence-awards/. There is no limit on the number of award categories that can be entered, and submissions are free.

Nominations for the Law Society Gazette Personality of the Year, won last year by the Secret Barrister, can be made to the editor in chief here

 

Medical devices: move to bridge EU-US regulatory differences

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:41
Moves to bridge differences between the way medical devices are regulated in the EU and US could enable innovative new health technologies to be made available more quickly to patients and at lower cost, an expert in life sciences has said.

FCA: scams cost UK investors £197m in 2018

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:35
Investors reported £197 million worth of fraud losses to Action Fraud last year, worth over £29,000 per victim, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Miller Davis & Partners / Miller Davis and Partners

FCA - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:07
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

DWF announces £75m listing - but members locked in to 2024

Law Gazette News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:13

International firm reveals more details of its plans ahead of main market listing on the stock exchange next month.

Vertical block exemption: businesses invited to share views

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:19
Businesses have been given an opportunity to shape potential changes to EU competition laws relevant to so-called 'vertical agreements'.

LASPO part 2: MoJ content that civil reforms have driven down costs

Law Gazette News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:08

Review uncovers evidence that some personal injury firms may be overcharging their clients through inflated insurance premiums.

LASPO review: MoJ content that civil reforms have driven down costs

Law Gazette News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:08

Review uncovers evidence that some personal injury firms may be overcharging their clients through inflated insurance premiums.

LASPO review: the profession reacts

Law Gazette News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:39

Practitioner groups cautiously welcome the Ministry of Justice's action plan but highlight the need for immediate action.

RB Wealth

FCA - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:18
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

New rules proposed to encourage wider range of pension investments

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:13
The UK government is consulting on changes to the regulatory regime governing occupational pension schemes, designed to encourage investment in a broader range of assets.

Hotel booking sites to address consumer law concerns

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:54
Some of the most popular websites used by UK consumers for booking holidays have agreed to update some of their hotel booking practices after concerns were raised by a UK regulator.

Probate 'stealth tax' scrapes through committee

Law Gazette News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:42

Changes voted through by nine votes to eight but will still go before House of Commons.

UN justice task force backs 'inspirational' England and Wales-type reforms

Law Gazette News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:34

Regulatory model 'fosters innovation and accessibility', working group report finds. 

Courier firm and union seal landmark ‘self-employed plus’ deal

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:33
A courier company and trade union the GMB have agreed a collective agreement deal which offers holiday pay and guaranteed earnings to self-employed workers.

Ex-Linklaters partner faces jail after Munich assault

Law Gazette News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:51

Thomas Elser and another partner left firm after incident at Oktoberfest celebration.

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