No privilege for “purely commercial discussions” on settlement – Litigation Futures

Posted December 10th, 2018 in electronic mail, news, privilege by sally

‘“Purely commercial discussions” within a business about settling a dispute before litigation has begun are not protected by litigation privilege, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th December 2018

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Legal analytics – when big data meets big law – The Guardian

‘Automated data analysis has changed how scientists think about health research, and is helping uncover inefficiencies in transport systems. Now it’s making waves in the legal sector.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

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Online pleas and AI for judges: minister reveals UK law reform plans – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, electronic filing, electronic mail, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Court cases conducted by email, more pleas made online and judges helped by artificial intelligence are likely to feature in the next stage of digital law reform, the justice minister Lucy Frazer has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2018

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Privilege ruling releases two documents and destroys one – Litigation Futures

Posted November 9th, 2018 in disclosure, documents, electronic mail, intellectual property, news, privilege by tracey

‘A party’s claim to legal advice privilege over two internal emails has been rejected by the High Court, which has also ordered a privileged document disclosed by mistake destroyed.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th November 2018

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Service Can Be A Right Hassle – 4 New Square

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in electronic mail, news, service, solicitors by sally

‘Mr Barton attempted to serve proceedings at the very end of the period of the validity of his claim form, which Lord Sumption described as courting disaster. Mr Barton tried to serve it by email but that was invalid because Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP, the solicitors acting for the defendant, had not agreed to accept service of the proceedings by email. By the time the appeal reached the Supreme Court there was no issue about the fact that service was invalid and the case simply turned upon whether a retrospective validation of service should be granted.’

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4 New Square, 24th October 2018

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Are You Being Served? Rules On International Service in Family Cases – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister, Thomas More Chambers considers the issue of international service in family cases.’

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Family Law Week, 21st October 2018

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Overheard pub talk “showed solicitor’s redundancy was bogus” – Legal Futures

‘A long-serving solicitor has been allowed to use a leaked internal email and overheard pub conversation as evidence for a discrimination claim against his former firm.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2018

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Wish you weren’t here? – New Law Journal

Posted June 18th, 2018 in electronic mail, flexible working, holidays, legal profession, news by sally

‘Step out of the office & take some time to reflect on your work/life balance, says Matthew Kay.’

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New Law Journal, 13th June 2018

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ICO hits police force with £80k penalty for revealing identities of abuse victims – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 18th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by sally

‘A police force has been hit with an £80,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2018

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Child abuse victims named in police bulk email error – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by tracey

‘A police force has been fined and heavily criticised for sending out a bulk email that identified victims of historical child abuse. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the error by Gloucestershire police was likely to have caused “substantial distress” to alleged abuse victims, some of whom were legally entitled to lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2018

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GDPR and those emails – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 4th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, electronic mail, news by sally

‘The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on Friday 25 May 2018. Ironically, a law designed to protect peoples’ privacy in a digital age has unleashed a torrent of spam emails.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th June 2018

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Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in consent, data protection, EC law, electronic mail, news, regulations by sally

‘The vast majority of emails flooding inboxes across Europe from companies asking for consent to keep recipients on their mailing list are unnecessary and some may be illegal, privacy experts have said, as new rules over data privacy come into force at the end of this week.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Are you being served (electronically)? Email service under the CPR and the Party Wall Act 1996 – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted March 15th, 2018 in boundaries, civil procedure rules, electronic mail, news, service, surveyors by tracey

‘Two recent cases, one in the Court of Appeal, the other in the Supreme Court, have created significant uncertainty around the acceptability of email service. It seems that there may now be a disparity between the CPR and the Party Wall Act 1996, despite the similarities in the wording of the relevant provisions for the two regimes.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 14th March 2018

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Judge orders husband in bitter divorce case to stop emailing wife’s solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted March 15th, 2018 in divorce, electronic mail, harassment, news, restraining orders, solicitors by tracey

‘A High Court judge has issued a restraining order to stop a man in a long-running divorce case from contacting his former wife’s solicitor on her private email address.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2018

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Information Commissioner upholds MoJ refusal to disclose Leigh Day emails – Legal Futures

Posted March 6th, 2018 in costs, data protection, disclosure, documents, electronic mail, law firms, news by sally

‘Disclosing documents relating to disciplinary proceedings against Leigh Day for its handling of Iraq war claims would involve a manual search of 5,000 documents and cost over £10,000, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 6th March 2018

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Breaking: Supreme Court rules against treating LiP as a special case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Supreme Court today narrowly rejected a plea from a litigant in person for special dispensation in navigating civil procedure rules. Justices ruled by a majority of 3-2 in Barton v Wright Hassall that unrepresented claimant Mark Barton should have checked whether he could email a claim form and that without such permission his claim was invalid.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st February 2018

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Dangers of using email to serve arbitration (or adjudication) notices – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted January 12th, 2018 in arbitration, electronic mail, news, service, setting aside by tracey

‘This week I’m discussing Glencore Agriculture BV v Conqueror Holdings Ltd, which is a case arising out of a voyage charterparty for the transportation of corn from the Ukraine to Egypt.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 9th January 2018

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Arbitration notices: are you being served? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in arbitration, electronic mail, news, notification, service by sally

‘In the majority of, if not all cases, a notice of arbitration will be preceded by negotiation or correspondence between employees or agents of the parties. The trap for the unwary, as illustrated by the recent decisions in Sino Channel Asia Limited v Dana Shipping and Trading Pte and Glencore Agriculture BV v Conqueror Holdings Ltd, is that serving the notice of arbitration on the person whom the serving party has previously dealt with may not be effective service at all.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 1st December 2017

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Court throws out arbitration award over email error – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in arbitration, documents, electronic mail, news, service, setting aside by sally

‘The High Court has set aside a final arbitration award because it was emailed to someone without authority to receive it.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st November 2017

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Defendant granted relief even though its solicitor lied about breach – Litigation Futures

‘A circuit judge has narrowly decided to grant relief from sanctions in a case where the defendant solicitor lied that documents had been sent in time when they had not.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2017

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