Fines under GDPR wait for businesses that fail to fix known security flaws now, says UK watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 11th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, fines, news, regulations by tracey

‘Data breaches that arise after new EU data protection laws take effect but which stem from security flaws that were known about prior to then will be enforced under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK’s data protection watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th January 2018

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Researchers to be free to test anonymisation measures under UK data protection reforms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 11th, 2018 in anonymity, bills, data protection, EC law, news by tracey

‘Planned changes to UK data protection laws will not put security researchers at risk of breaking the law when they test the effectiveness of data anonymization measures, as had been feared.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Finance and Divorce Update, January 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2017.’

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Family law Week, 10th January 2018

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Bar Council lashes BSB over price publication plans – Legal Futures

Posted January 11th, 2018 in barristers, complaints, consultations, fees, news, publishing by tracey

‘The Bar Council has strongly attacked plans by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to force barristers to publish prices and internal complaints records.’

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Legal Futures, 11th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Divorce in the era of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin and non-disclosure – Family Law

Posted January 11th, 2018 in disclosure, divorce, fees, internet, news by tracey

‘Bitcoin is a form of digital currency developed in 2009. It is created and held electronically in a decentralized system meaning that no one and no government controls it. Bitcoins aren’t printed but are ‘mined’ by both people and businesses using software that solves complex mathematical problems. Prone to volatility, Bitcoin hit the news last month after it reached an all-time high then dropped in value by almost 20% in a time period of only 90 minutes. Despite its erratic nature, the interest and investment in Bitcoin is rapidly growing and with more people holding Bitcoin, it is likely to be a far more common asset in divorce proceedings. Further, the extra privacy given to Bitcoin holders, as opposed to those who hold money in a bank, has led to many discussions on whether it will be the case that non-disclosers in divorce proceedings will increasingly try to hide assets through Bitcoin.’

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Family Law, 11th January 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 11th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Corporation Tax (Simplified Arrangements for Group Relief) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Gaming Duty (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Registered Pension Schemes and Overseas Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

The Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 11th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Yusuff v General Medical Council [2018] EWHC 13 (Admin) (10 January 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Sargeant v Sargeant & Anor [2018] EWHC 8 (Ch) (09 January 2018)

Saeed & Anor v Ibrahim & Ors [2018] EWHC 3 (Ch) (09 January 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Children to be adopted as ‘kisses and cuddles not enough’ – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2018 in adoption, care orders, learning difficulties, news, social services by tracey

‘Two children have been taken from the care of their mother, who has a learning disability, after a judge said “kisses and cuddles are not enough”.

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BBC News, 10th January 2018

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Sadiq Khan to ‘significantly increase’ stop and search in London – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2018 in crime prevention, investigatory powers, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘There will be a “significant increase” in targeted stop and searches by police in London as part of efforts to combat rising violent crime, Sadiq Khan has said.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2018

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UK court grants £1m bail to man arrested over Sarkozy-Gaddafi inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2018 in bail, extradition, news by tracey

‘A French businessman wanted for questioning in relation to an inquiry into the alleged illegal financing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election run by the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been granted £1m bail by the high court in London.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Six patients die amid 400 errors as NHS staff accidentally switch off oxygen supply – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 11th, 2018 in health, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS investigation has been launched following the deaths of six patients when hospital staff accidentally switched off their oxygen cylinders. A safety alert has been issued after watchdogs uncovered more than 400 incidents in which cylinder controls were wrongly operated – including 24 cases where patients came to “moderate or severe harm”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th January 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed after following and blowing kisses at a 13-year-old girl in a landmark stalking case – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2018 in harassment, news, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘Conviction thought to be the first of its kind as prosecutors did not have to prove harassment happened on multiple occasions.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2018

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Bigamist spotted on Ant and Dec TV show with ‘second wife’ is jailed – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2018 in bigamy, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A bigamist who was caught out when his wife saw him on live television with another woman has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2018

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Cost of divorce up 17% in three years amid soaring legal fees and housing costs – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2018 in costs, divorce, fees, housing, news, reports by tracey

‘Separating couples now typically spend £14,561 on lawyers and lifestyle costs, plus an additional £35,000 to rent or £144,600 to buy new property.’

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The Independent, 11th January 2018

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Britain rejects request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status amid reports of Ecuadorean citizenship – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 11th, 2018 in asylum, citizenship, diplomats, embassies, extradition, news by tracey

‘The Foreign Office turned down a request from the Ecuadorian government to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status, amid reports the WikiLeaks founder may have received citizenship from the Andean country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Victims of John Worboys not consulted over terms of his release – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2018 in consultations, news, probation, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Lawyers for victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys reacted with anger after it emerged they have not been consulted on the terms of his release licence, which are due to be discussed on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Lords vote for second Leveson probe into press conduct – BBC News

‘Peers have backed a proposal that would require Theresa May to proceed with the second stage of the Leveson inquiry.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2018

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