The Law of Compulsory Purchase

The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 was the third of three recent enactments which have made major changes to the statutory provisions relating to compulsory purchase of land (or rights over land) and the assessment of compensation in consequence. The Localism Act 2011, Part 9 and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, Part 2 together enact the. Read more

Arbitration (27 August – 24 September)

Arbitration Recent developments in India-related international arbitration Herbert Smith Freehills – 18 September Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the latest developments in India-related international arbitration. Topics range from the recent Vodaphone arbitral decision to the Delhi High Court emphasising its reluctance to interfere with decisions of arbitral tribunals. Amendments have been made to the Indian Arbitration. Read more

Immigration Law (10 September – 24 September)

Immigration News Children as young as ten denied UK citizenship for failing ‘good character’ test The Guardian – 21 September The Home Office has published figures revealing that over the last five years, an average of one child a week has had their citizenship application denied: as many as 400 children have not satisfied the. Read more

Family Law (10 September – 24 September)

Family News Divorce rate falls by over half among newlyweds Family Law Week – 23 September New analysis conducted by the Marriage Foundation has found a significant reduction in divorce rates. Divorce rates for couples who have been married for three years have more than halved since the peak in 1993 and reduced by 39%. Read more

Divorce – the other side of the law court – the couple and family

The recent publicity generated by the Supreme Court judgment in the Owens v Owens case; where Mrs Owens was not permitted the divorce from her husband that she had been hoping for (the couple had not been living together for six years and Mrs Owens had developed a new relationship), following a gruelling contest trying. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (3 September – 17 September)

Employment News AI will give workers back two weeks a year, says research People Management – 14 September The Henley Business School has conducted research which claims that artificial intelligence (AI) assistants could free up 12 working days for British workers. The admin tasks that AI assistants would be able to perform could save the. Read more

IP & IT Law (3 September – 17 September)

IP & IT News Amazon investigates reports that staff sold customer data The Telegraph – 16 September A Wall Street Journal report has claimed that Amazon staff have been selling confidential information to merchants who used Amazon as their selling platform. Sales figures and customer data are amongst the information sold. European Parliament backs copyright. Read more

Litigation privilege and family proceedings after SFO v ENRC

Litigation privilege explained In Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 (judgment, 5 September 2018) The Law Society intervened: it was thought the case would prove important as a review of legal advice privilege which might impact on solicitors. In the end little was said on LAP; but. Read more

Social Work Law in Scotland

In Social Work and the Community, the White Paper which preceded the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, it was noted that ‘the powers of local authorities to provide advice and assistance, and to promote welfare are set out mainly’ in six pieces of legislation. This modest total meant that, even though written 20 odd years. Read more

Red Notice – Red Menace?

Interpol Red Notices have been a regular feature in the press in recent months, for example the temporary arrest of Bill Browder, but what is a Red Notice, and should we be concerned about their increased use? In simple terms, a Red Notice is an electronic ‘wanted’ poster, requested by one of Interpol’s 190-member national. Read more

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