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Do automated agreements and licences need to be reviewed by qualified lawyers?

Assessing the whole relationship The government’s problems with Carillion would not have arisen if there had been someone involved in the procurement process and subsequent agreements who had had the authority to question every detail of the relationship with the company. The software systems used in such circumstances tend to favour the large corporations who. Read more

The increasing role of technology in financial services and personal liability

Technology plays an increasingly pivotal role in the delivery of financial products and services bringing with it both challenges and opportunities for senior managers, firms and their customers.   The unprecedented pace and scale of innovation and development of new technologies can, and will, increase risk if not safely implemented and managed.  In parallel firms need. Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: November Teaser

Family courts and public bodies as non-parties How can the family courts deal with public bodies as non-parties which will not assist with the process of child protection in care proceedings? As a coda to particular care proceedings, Re H (Children) [2018] EWFC 61, Sir James Munby P (following his retirement as President of the. Read more

Maritime Labour Convention

Since the International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) came into force internationally on 20 August 2013, it has already been amended, and a further two sets of amendments have been agreed and are expected to come into force in 2019 and 2020. The MLC is indeed a living instrument, and the Special Tripartite. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (29 October – 12 November)

Employment News Young people ‘too poor to retire at same age as parents’ FT Adviser – 8 November A report published by investment management house Rathbones, entitled ‘Too poor to retire’ has concluded that millennials will likely be less comfortable in retirement than their predecessors, if they get to retire at all. Decreasing home ownership,. Read more

IP & IT Law (29 October – 12 November)

IP & IT News Arron Banks’s firm and Leave.EU face £135k fines over data misuse The Guardian – 6 November Leave.EU, the Brexit campaign group owned by Arron Banks, and another of his companies will face fines of up to £135,000 over misuse of data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are in the middle of. Read more

Q&A with David Walsh

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with barrister and author David Walsh. What first garnered your interest in maritime law? When I started studying the law of contract at university it quickly struck me that most of the important decisions emanated from shipping cases. That was what started my interest. Thereafter I was fortunate enough to be. Read more

October Online Service Updates

Steve Savory provides an insight into our plethora of online services: A bumper crop of new editions and updates this month so what better place to start an online update newsletter than with the new edition of Gringras: Laws of the Internet? In his Preface to the 5th edition, author Paul Lambert notes that ‘some. Read more

From global crisis to individual accountability – how to deal with financial services getting personal

It may have been ten years since the financial crisis unfolded but the regulatory and political fallout is still driving change for the financial services sector. The UK has been at the leading edge of developing a new approach to individual accountability – the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) – which is rolling out. Read more

Digital legal transformation or electronic data collection shell?

Is the rush by the Justice department to move everything online being done without sufficient analysis and are the consultations merely rolled out public relation exercises? There has been insufficient research of the legal system as a whole and how it can be developed and funded. The balance has fallen in favour of ‘digital’ over. Read more

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