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22 March 2017 Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims - a debtors’ charter for delay?

The Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, has finally announced the provisions of the long-awaited Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (“Debt Protocol”) which comes into force on 1 October 2017.

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22 March 2017 'Deaths under DoLS' – inquests no longer mandatory from 3 April 2017

From 3 April 2017 the Policing and Crime Act 2017 comes into effect to amend the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and relieve coroners of the current duty to hold an inquest into every death where the deceased was subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisation or was deprived of their liberty through provisions in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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17 March 2017 Senior Management Regime and Regulatory References

As of 7 March 2017, firms authorised by the FCA are subject to a stricter regime in terms of obtaining, and providing, employment references.

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16 March 2017 Public trust and government ambitions

At a recent conference on Big Data, chief executive of the Civil Service, spoke about the potential of big data in government and the commitment to becoming a “data-driven government”.

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16 March 2017 When is a headscarf ban justified?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has heard its first cases concerning religious discrimination and given two landmark rulings.

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16 March 2017 “They think it’s all over…” …it is now for infringing Premier League Streams

The Football Association Premier League “FAPL” sought an injunction against internet service providers (most of which consented or did not object) requiring them to block access to servers used to deliver infringing streams of Premier League footage.

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16 March 2017 Human Rights claims in Public Law Children proceedings

We have seen a rash of claims for breach of Human Rights being brought in the course of care proceedings.

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15 March 2017 Supreme Court win for charities in Ilott v Blue Cross case

The Supreme Court has today found in favour of various charities in the long-running Ilott v Blue Cross case which focused on the tension between legislation and the freedom of a person to make the will they want.

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13 March 2017 'Serious harm' caused by defamatory tweets

Katie Hopkins has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages and substantial legal costs, in relation to two defamatory tweets dating back to May 2015.

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9 March 2017 Health & safety breaches - what discount will I get for a guilty plea?

The Sentencing Council have released their Definitive Guideline on the Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea, which sets out the approach to be taken by the courts.

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