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5 November 2018 Money laundering – a new focus?

It is important to recognise that organisations and individuals do not have to intend to launder money or even to act dishonestly in order to commit money laundering offences.

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6 September 2018 Disclosure of material created during internal investigations

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down one of the most awaited court judgments in recent times, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006.

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14 August 2018 Reflecting on the standard of care owed by an injured child and their parent

Caine Steven John Ellis v Paul Kelly & Violet Ellis (2018) highlights the challenges and sensitivities in alleging fault on the part of a child and parent in circumstances where the primary cause of an accident rests with a third party.

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7 August 2018 Applying QOCS protection in a claim for personal injury and something else

In The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Brown [2018], the High Court ruled that a Circuit Judge was wrong to automatically apply QOCS protection to a claim for misuse of data which also included a claim for personal injury.

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30 July 2018 JW v Leicester City Council (1) and Leicestershire Police (2)

The claimant, JW, brought a claim for damages in respect of sexual abuse inflicted upon him by Martin Todd in 2009. The claimant secured convictions against Martin Todd in respect of this abuse on 10 March 2011.

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26 July 2018 Another door opens for victims of sexual abuse

The Court of Appeal this week handed down judgment in the case of JT v First-Tier Tribunal and Others opening the door for many victims of sexual abuse, who were previously prevented from seeking compensation from the CICA.

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26 July 2018 Organisations owe no duty to staff when responding to claims

In Bowen v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the Supreme Court have confirmed that members of the workforce aggrieved by the way in which such claims are defended or settled are not entitled to pursue a claim against their employers on this basis.

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25 July 2018 Children Act 1989 - Section 20 and damages

The Supreme Court decision in Williams and another v Borough of Hackney [2018] UKSC 37 was an example of the local authority getting Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 right.

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25 July 2018 Children Act 1989 – Section 20 and consent

Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 provides the local authority with the power to provide accommodation for children without a court order when they do not have somewhere suitable to live.

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25 July 2018 The Government is warned of the chronic lack of secure accommodation

His Honour Judge Gareth Jones, a Family Court Judge in North Wales, has recently publicised his views in relation to the availability of secure accommodation for young people, as he stated that the “situation has become a serious one.”

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