February 1, 2018

Broadband providers, BT and sibling EE, have today gone to the Supreme Court in London to appeal two key aspects of an earlier ruling, which forced major UK ISPs to start blocking websites that were found to sell counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

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January 31, 2018

TV presenter Noel Edmonds has secured millions of pounds of litigation funding for a legal battle with Lloyds Banking Group over the actions of HBOS before it was acquired.

Therium Capital Management, which specialises in funding expensive legal cases, ha...

January 30, 2018

VW is facing litigation in the UK — and in other jurisdictions — in the wake of claims that it manufactured and sold cars with diesel engines that failed to comply with EU legislation on emissions.

The two law firms are set to represent the interests of 55,000 diesel ow...

January 25, 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has dismissed the government's challenge to a ruling that transitional pension arrangements for more than 200 judges amount to unlawful age discrimination. However, after nearly three hours of deliberation, Sir Alan Wilkie today granted t...

January 24, 2018

Research published by Thomson Reuters this week shows that the UK’s four biggest banks’ litigation and regulatory provisions make up over half of the FTSE 100’s litigation costs.

The research showed that overall the FTSE 100 set aside £26.2bn during 2016 to tackle litig...

January 23, 2018

Britain’s competition regulator delivered a blow to Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday, but he’s still in the game. Twenty-First Century Fox’s 11.7 billion pound bid for Sky would give the 86-year-old mogul too much control over UK news, the antitrust authorities said. The deal...

January 12, 2018

The European Court of Human Rights has held that a Spanish employer's decision to install hidden video cameras to monitor suspected thefts by a number of supermarket cashiers violated the cashiers' privacy rights under Article 8(1) of the European Convention on Human R...

January 12, 2018

On 3 January 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) published updated privacy notice model documents for local authorities that aim to assist their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).

The DfE's model privacy notices provide s...

January 10, 2018

The total value and volume of reported fraud in 2017 hit a 15-year high, at over £2bn, with substantial increases in fraud in the financial services sector, according to research by BDO

The firm’s analysis of reported fraud cases over £50,000 in the UK reveals the total...

December 18, 2017

The EAT has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that an employee who raised compliance issues purely out of self-interest did not make a qualifying disclosure for the purpose of whistleblowing protection under S.43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996. On the facts,...

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