Lawyers divided on new white-collar crime offences – Law Society’s Gazette

‘US-style ‘vicarious liability’ and new ‘failure to prevent’ offences are under consideration in long-awaited government proposals to reform the law on corporate criminal liability published today. Initial reaction from corporate crime specialists was divided, with some lawyers seeing the proposals as a climb-down while others described them as a new burden on business.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th January 2017

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Reform is about much more than just Online Court, top judges remind profession – Legal Futures

Posted January 9th, 2017 in courts, enforcement, judges, judiciary, jurisdiction, legal profession, news, reports by sally

‘The senior judiciary has acted to remind the profession that implementation of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review will cover much more than just the introduction of the Online Court.’

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Legal Futures, 6th January 2017

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Family solicitors welcome call for tougher enforcement powers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 19th, 2016 in enforcement, families, financial provision, Law Commission, news by sally

‘The Law Commission has called for a cultural change to ensure family financial orders are enforced more effectively, estimating that millions of pounds go unpaid every year as a result of non-compliance. The report has been welcomed by family practitioners.’

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Law Society, 19th December 2016

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How warring divorcees could face travel bans – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2016 in divorce, enforcement, financial provision, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

‘Law reformers have called for fresh sanctions against divorcees who try to wriggle out of paying their ex-spouses.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2016

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Enforcement of Family Financial Orders – Official Publications

Posted December 16th, 2016 in enforcement, financial provision, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

‘This is the Law Commission’s report on the Enforcement of Family Financial Orders.’

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Official Publications, 15th December 2016

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Music talent show was ‘independently created’ and did not involve a misuse of confidential information, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 8th, 2016 in appeals, enforcement, intellectual property, media, news by tracey

‘A music talent show broadcast on Sky was “independently created”, the UK Court of Appeal has ruled, dismissing claims that the show copied features contained in a pitch for another talent show made to the broadcaster the year previously.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th December 2016

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Time to party (over that wall) like it’s 1996 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 1st, 2016 in boundaries, enforcement, news by sally

‘As the incredible rise of our transatlantic wall-building friend sets gently into the twilight of credulity, it provides us with an opportunity to get back to reality with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (PWA 1996).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 1st December 2016

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Domain name suspensions more than double in a year, says UK registry – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 17th, 2016 in domain names, enforcement, intellectual property, news, police, reports, trade marks by sally

‘More than 8,000 web addresses were suspended by Nominet during the year up to the end of October 2016, more than double the number suspended in the previous 12 months, the internet registry for ‘.uk’ domain names has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2016

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Reform of proceeds of crime laws by Law Commission urgently needed, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘The current regime of confiscation orders is failing to deprive criminals of the proceeds of their crimes. The Law Commission of England and Wales must seize the opportunity to reform the law in this area as part of its 13th programme of law reform.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th November 2016

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Landlord ordered to pay £700,000+ for planning enforcement notice breach – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 6th, 2016 in costs, enforcement, fines, landlord & tenant, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘A landlord guilty of breaching a planning enforcement notice has been ordered to pay a record fine and costs to the London Borough of Barnet, after the largest planning enforcement and confiscation investigation the borough has seen.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th October 2016

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We eat ham and jam and spam a lot – Nearly Legal

Posted September 27th, 2016 in enforcement, housing, news, notification, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Property guardian companies. Just when you think that most of the firms involved have managed some form of legality around their possession and eviction practices, they go and disappoint you.’
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Nearly Legal, 26th September 2016

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Courts increasingly willing to ‘show teeth’ against those that fail to comply with disclosure orders, says expert- OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 14th, 2016 in contempt of court, disclosure, enforcement, news by tracey

‘A new ruling shows that UK courts are increasingly willing to “show their teeth” in cases where people and businesses fail to comply with court orders, a civil fraud and asset recovery specialist has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th September 2016

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Mass surveillance ruled out as BBC iPlayer loophole closes – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in BBC, enforcement, internet, licensing, news by sally

‘Mass surveillance will not be used to catch people who watch catch-up BBC content following the introduction on Thursday of new rules to close the “iPlayer loophole”.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2016

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English court allows retroactive extension of time to allow corrections in arbitral process – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2016 in arbitration, contracts, enforcement, news, time limits by sally

‘The High Court in England has allowed claimants more time to apply for changes to an arbitral award.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2016

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Worker rights watchdog fails to bring a single prosecution in a year – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in budgets, complaints, employment, enforcement, news, ombudsmen, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A workers’ rights watchdog has had its funding cut by more than half since 2010 and has failed to bring a single prosecution in the past year, according to research by Labour.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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What is London litigation’s place in the post-Brexit world? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘It will be a while yet before the dust settles following the outcome of the 23 June referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. London’s litigators are likely to have voted in different ways on an issue that touches so many different areas of our lives. But I am sure all would agree that the uncertainties generated by the result have the capacity to damage London as a global centre for litigation if not properly managed and addressed. Other litigation hubs are already seeking to capitalise and highlight challenges litigants in London may now face in a bid to attract work. It is vital that as a profession we work to meet that head on.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th August 2016

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New powers to cut off illicit mobile phones used in prisons – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2016 in budgets, enforcement, news, prisons, statistics, telecommunications by sally

‘New powers to cut off illicit mobile phones used by prisoners to run criminal operations have been introduced in jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2016

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New BSB report shows more targeted use of enforcement powers – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board has, today, published its Enforcement Annual Report for 2015-16.’

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Bar Standards Board, 8th August 2016

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A (brief) update on how the UK will deal with IP rights after Brexit – Technology Law Update

Posted August 8th, 2016 in copyright, EC law, enforcement, news, patents, referendums, trade marks by sally

‘The UK’s Intellectual Property Office has issued a briefing on the future for IP rights after Brexit. This gives IP owners some crumbs of comfort to innovative businesses, but little detail.’

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Technology Law Update, 5th August 2016

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Father of British woman ‘caged’ in Saudi Arabia must help her return to UK, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘A father accused of “caging” his 21-year-old British daughter in Saudi Arabia after he caught her kissing a man must help her return to Swansea, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2016

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