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18 September 2018 Privilege revisited: Court of Appeal judgment in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd

On Wednesday 6 September, one of the most awaited court judgments in recent times was handed down by the Court of Appeal.

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18 September 2018 Enforcement notice issued against council by the ICO due to subject access request backlog

An enforcement notice has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) under the Data Protection Act 1998 which requires the London Borough of Lewisham to clear a backlog of subject access requests by 15 October 2018.

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13 September 2018 Abuse and social care newsletter - September 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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7 September 2018 Thinking of having an inquiry? Make sure your Chair is aware of this judgment

On 15 June 2018, Master McCloud refused to strike out a claim against an inquiry Chair under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Legal update

6 September 2018 How to handle complaints

Arguably, the number and type of scandals affecting the social care sector has never been more within the public knowledge than now.

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Legal update

6 September 2018 Complaints, investigations and reviews: data protection issues

Data protection legislation changed on 25 May 2018, with the consequence that the bases on which personal data could be lawfully processed, and the grounds on which personal data could be withheld from the data subject, have been narrowed.

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5 September 2018 The Independent Review Mechanism and fostering

We are seeing an increasing number of foster carers challenge decisions made about them by fostering agencies.

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Legal update

15 August 2018 A trial win and finding of fundamental dishonesty for Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

The impact of a case where the claimant freely admitted he had been dishonest in pursuing his claim but argued he was not ‘fundamentally dishonest’.

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Legal update

24 July 2018 Risk based approach to highway maintenance – face the future with confidence

The date for highway authorities to adopt the risk based approach that underpins the Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice is fast approaching.

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Legal update

18 July 2018 Assessing diminution in amenity value in Japanese knotweed cases

Last week's Court of Appeal decision in Williams and Waistell v Network Rail (3 July 2018) could lead, soon, to an influx of new instructions to surveyors.

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