Insider trading conviction highlights FCA market abuse crackdown – OUT-LAW.com

‘A recent criminal conviction secured by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a case of insider trading highlights the UK regulator’s intention to proactively crackdown on cases of market abuse – not just with criminal prosecutions but through the enforcement of regulation too, a former senior market regulator has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd February 2024

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HMRC has not charged a single company over tax evasion under landmark legislation – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2024 in corporation tax, enforcement, HM Revenue & Customs, news, tax evasion, taxation by tracey

‘HMRC has not charged a single company under landmark legislation passed six years ago to crack down on corporate tax evasion.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2024

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BBC review: Ofcom to gain more powers over BBC News website – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2024 in BBC, enforcement, government departments, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Ofcom is to gain more powers over BBC online services, including the BBC News website, as part of a series of changes unveiled by the government.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2024

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Planning Inspectorate to stop accepting comments on appeals via email in bid to “streamline” process – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 17th, 2024 in appeals, electronic mail, enforcement, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The Planning Inspectorate has said it will stop accepting comments on planning and enforcement appeals via email in order to streamline the process both for the inspectorate and local planning authorities.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th January 2024

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Resisting enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision – Local Government Lawyer

‘Mark Roach, Sarah Davies and Dawn Gowland review a recent High Court case where a contractor sought to enforce an adjudicator’s decision against a Welsh council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th January 2024

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UK to sign Hague Convention 2019 on cross-border enforcement of judgments – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 27th, 2023 in dispute resolution, enforcement, foreign jurisdictions, news by tracey

‘Businesses should be able to enforce UK court rulings more easily in other countries in future – and enforce judgments made by foreign courts in the UK too – once the UK accedes to the 2019 Hague Convention, experts in dispute resolution have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th November 2023

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UK ICO challenges Clearview AI ruling – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK’s data protection authority has lodged an appeal against a tribunal ruling that found it did not have the power to take enforcement action against facial recognition software developer Clearview AI.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st November 2023

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Severance Denied: Diag Human v Volterra Fietta [; A Potential Public Policy Warning for Litigation Funders – Gatehouse Chambers

Posted November 21st, 2023 in agreements, chambers articles, champerty, enforcement, fees, news, remuneration, solicitors by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has held that the severance of terms rendering a CFA unenforceable was not available to solicitors on public policy grounds and that consequently their clients were entitled to the return of sums paid on account. The decision in Diag Human v Volterra Fietta will ring alarm bells for litigation funders who might be contemplating launching similar arguments as a consequence of the Supreme Court’s decision in R (on the application of PACCAR) v Competition Appeal Tribunal.’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 10th October 2023

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Law enforcement on class B and C drugs ‘pathetically weak for years’, says PCC – The Independent

Posted November 17th, 2023 in drug abuse, enforcement, news, police by tracey

‘The enforcement of laws around class B and C drugs has been “pathetically weak” for years and tougher action needs to be taken nationally against cannabis, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.’

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The Independent, 17th November 2023

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Court of Appeal adds additional hurdle to pension trustees recouping payments – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 13th, 2023 in appeals, courts, enforcement, jurisdiction, local government, news, ombudsmen, pensions by tracey

‘Pension trustees in the UK will have to take an extra step to recover a disputed overpayment, as the English Court of Appeal has recently ruled that the Pensions Ombudsman (PO) is not a “competent court” for such purpose.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th November 2023

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Retained EU law in the UK after Brexit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 14th, 2023 in amendments, brexit, EC law, enforcement, news, repeals by tracey

‘Some EU law has been carried over into UK law after Brexit, so that there would be continuity in the many areas of UK law originally based on EU law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th September 2023

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Limitation periods in international arbitration – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 31st, 2023 in arbitration, enforcement, limitations, news, treaties by tracey

‘Parties to international arbitration should pay close attention to the applicable limitation periods, particularly where the project involves a potential mix of applicable sources of law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st August 2023

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Fine airlines if they fail in legal duty to customers, urges Which? – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2023 in airlines, compensation, consumer protection, enforcement, fines, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Airlines that break the law by not helping customers when flights are delayed or cancelled should be fined, consumer rights groups and online travel agents have said.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2023

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Airline ordered to reopen claims after passenger complaints – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 31st, 2023 in airlines, complaints, consumer protection, enforcement, news by tracey

‘An airline has committed to reopening claims from passengers after the aviation regulator stepped in to force the issue. The UK Civil Aviation Authority said its enforcement action against Wizz Air followed “significant concerns over high volumes of complaints” about the airline not paying passengers what they are owed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th July 2023

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“Landmark” Social Housing Act receives Royal Assent – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 26th, 2023 in enforcement, fines, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repairs by sally

‘The Social Housing (Regulation) Act received Royal Assent last week (20 July) with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) claiming that the legislation will “strengthen powers to tackle failing social landlords, and tenants living in unsafe homes will be better supported by the Regulator”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th July 2023

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Dispute escalation clauses: lessons from the Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘Nick McQueen and Inam Hasan highlight important lessons to learn from a recent Court of Appeal case in the construction sector on the enforceability and effect of dispute escalation clauses.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd June 2023

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Firm called in to review bar’s struggling enforcement system – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 22nd, 2023 in barristers, enforcement, law firms, news, standards by tracey

‘International firm Fieldfisher LLP has been given the job of assessing whether the under-fire system for punishing errant barristers is fit for purpose.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st June 2023

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Planning enforcement and equalities duties – Local Government Lawyer

‘A recent High Court ruling shows that equalities duties must be treated differently, writes Roderick Morton.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th June 2023

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Sports bodies have options for tackling illegal streaming, say experts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 6th, 2023 in copyright, electronic commerce, enforcement, internet, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘Sports bodies and owners of broadcast rights for sports events should invest in monitoring for illegal streaming and consider the options they have for enforcing their rights against infringers in the context of their commercial objectives, according to experts in dispute resolution and brand protection in the sports sector.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2023

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Section 106 obligation to transfer land to council no longer enforceable – Local Government lawyer

Posted May 19th, 2023 in covenants, enforcement, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a s.106 obligation to transfer land to a council for a nominal sum of £1 where affordable housing had not been delivered by a specified date was no longer enforceable. Barristers at Francis Taylor Building explain why.’

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Local Government lawyer, 19th May 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk