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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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18 July 2018 Risk warning: independent contractors

Various Claimants v Barclays Bank is a claim in vicarious liability arising from sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor conducting health examinations on employees and prospective employees of Barclays Bank, on the bank’s behalf.

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18 July 2018 Vicarious liability and independent contractors: the law continues to evolve

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in the case of Barclays Bank plc and Various Claimants has been handed down.

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24 November 2017 FA confirms start date for study into football related brain damage


Following mounting pressure, the Football Association has confirmed a study into suspected links between heading a football and brain damage will begin in January.

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15 November 2017 Judge upholds unfair prejudice claim against Blackpool Football Club following gentleman's agreement

This case is a prime example of where oral contracts have been upheld and have resulted in huge consequences for all parties.

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1 September 2017 Test to provide pitch side diagnosis of concussion?

In an interesting development, the University of Birmingham has developed a new test to diagnose concussion and brain injuries.

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24 June 2015 UK residency visa issue causes problems for QPR

The Home Office have suspended QPR’s licence to sponsor non-EEA players, until an investigation into their Brazilian midfielder, Sandro, has concluded.

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21 November 2014 ‘Golden Balls’ CTM saga: differing degrees of similarity

Last year we reported on the General Court’s decision that, on a global consideration of the trade marks ‘Golden Balls’ and ‘Ballon D’or’, their visual and phonetic differences (despite their minimal conceptual similarities) meant they were not ‘similar’

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13 June 2014 Personal Injury Protocol Consultation launched

As part of its review of pre action protocols, the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Committee has launched a consultation on changes to the protocol for personal injury claims.

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4 June 2014 Grayling’s Bill will fail to deliver lower premiums

The Social Action, Responsibilities and Heroism Bill proposed in the Queen’s Speech will have little impact on insurance premiums.

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