Service of a Claim Form – What Mediums Can I Use? – Becket Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in electronic filing, electronic mail, news, service, telecommunications by sally

‘This article provides an update on the mediums that one can serve a claim form and also some of the issues of serving a claim form with modern technology.’

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Becket Chambers, 14th November 2019

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The law on email signatures moves forward – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 14th, 2019 in electronic mail, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘Electronic signatures automatically generated at the bottom of emails can bind businesses to contracts. Though the law remains subject to change, a recent court ruling and separate report by the Law Commission in England and Wales highlight how emails are no longer as informal as they used to be.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2019

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Signing Off and Signatures in the Digital Age: Neocleous & Anor v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 31st, 2019 in contracts, electronic mail, news, rights of way, sale of land by sally

‘Section 2(1) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (‘the 1989 Act’) provides that a contract for the sale or other disposition of an interest in land can only be made in writing. Under section 2(3), the documents incorporating the terms must be signed by or on behalf of each party to the contract.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 15th October 2019

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In-house lawyer cannot rely on leaked email for discrimination claim – Legal Futures

‘A former senior in-house lawyer at Shell cannot rely on a leaked internal email or an overheard pub conversation in his discrimination claim against the company, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2019

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E-mail footer counted as signature for property contract – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor’s automated email sign-off sufficed as a ‘signature’ for the purposes of a contract involving the disposition of an interest in land, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 30th September 2019

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Automatic email sign-off counts as signature, rules High Court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 26th, 2019 in compromise, contracts, electronic mail, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has ordered that a compromise contract be completed after ruling that a solicitor’s automatic email sign-off was proof of signature.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th September 2019

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Emails treated as ‘without prejudice’ can be used for costs – Litigation Futures

Posted September 12th, 2019 in arbitration, costs, electronic mail, news, without prejudice communications by tracey

‘There is no rule that communications treated as “without prejudice” despite not being labelled as such cannot be referred to when considering costs, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th September 2019

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Narrow escape for defendants who failed to notice particulars of claim – Litigation Futures

‘A judge has set aside “by the narrowest of margins, and with some hesitation” a claimant’s judgment in default after the defendant’s solicitor failed to notice that particulars of claim had been served for five months.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th September 2019

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Regulator approves self-exclusion system for problem gamblers – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in electronic commerce, electronic mail, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘A system that allows problem gamblers to block themselves from all UK betting websites in one go has finally been approved by the industry regulator, 18 months after it was supposed to be ready, the Guardian understands.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2019

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CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure – Legal Futures

‘The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure – Legal Futures

Posted August 29th, 2019 in barristers, electronic mail, health, judiciary, news, working time by tracey

‘The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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Legal ombudsman faces claim over data breach – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 2nd, 2019 in data protection, electronic mail, legal ombudsman, news by tracey

‘The legal ombudsman is being sued by former complainants whose contact details were leaked in an email blunder, the Gazette can reveal.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st August 2019

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Liberty loses high court challenge to snooper’s charter – The Guardian

‘The human rights group Liberty has lost its latest high court challenge against the government’s mass surveillance powers.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2019

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High Court rejects libel claim over email sent by in-house lawyer – Legal Futures

Posted July 30th, 2019 in defamation, electronic mail, fraud, hospitals, human rights, news, privacy, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has rejected a libel claim by a woman who an in-house lawyer suggested in an email had potentially acted fraudulently.’

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Legal Futures, 30th July 2019

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Ex-GP practice manager fined for emailing personal data to own account without authorisation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 9th, 2019 in data protection, doctors, electronic mail, fines, news by sally

‘A former GP practice manager has been fined for sending personal data to her own email account without authorisation, following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2019

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Windrush: Home Office admits data breach in compensation scheme – BBC News

‘The Home Office has admitted breaching data protection rules when it launched the Windrush compensation scheme.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2019

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GDPR: ‘e-Privacy’ breaches can be factored into fines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 19th, 2019 in data protection, EC law, electronic mail, fines, news, privacy by sally

‘Businesses face higher fines if their processing of personal data is found to breach both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU ‘e-Privacy’ rules, according to a new opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2019

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DWP defeats public sector equality duty challenge over method of communication with homeless man – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Department for Work & Pensions has successfully defended a High Court challenge brought by a homeless man who claimed that its approach to communication was in breach of its duties under the public sector equality duty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th March 2019

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Crime barristers threaten unilateral action over working hours – Legal Futures

Posted February 26th, 2019 in barristers, criminal procedure, electronic mail, news, working time by tracey

‘Criminal law barristers cannot go on without “sensible parameters” for sitting hours and overnight working and will take action if the judiciary does not, the head of their representative body said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 26th February 2019

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Proposed UK law could expose journalists’ emails, say critics – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2019 in bills, data protection, disclosure, electronic mail, media, news, privacy by sally

‘British police forces could find it easier to access journalists’ private emails as a result of legislation making its way through parliament, according to freedom of speech campaigners, who are urging politicians to make a last-minute intervention to secure journalistic freedom.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2019

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