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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-isolation) (England) Regulations 2020

Alexandra Sidossis, Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer and Amrit Kaur Dhanoa consider the new regulations created on Sunday 27 September 2020 and which came into effect today, Monday 28 September 2020. The

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The Master of the Rolls has distributed the overall arrangements for possession proceedings in England and Wales

The Master of the Rolls has distributed the overall arrangements for possession proceedings in England and Wales   Following the lifting of the stay on possession proceedings on 20 September 2020, the

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Nikesh Pandit @ 4-5 co-authors article on the often tricky and broad financial services regulated activity of ‘making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments’ (Article 25(2) RAO).

Nikesh Pandit, member of 4-5’s Regulatory, Professional Discipline and Business Crime team, and Kristen DiLemmo, financial regulation associate at White & Case LLP, co-author article on the often

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Point 4-5, Commercial, Maritime & Arbitration law newsletter

If you would like to subscribe to POINT 4-5 & receive all the latest case law updates, please email marketing@4-5.co.uk  

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Local Authority Powers: Coronavirus Update

Local Authority Powers: Coronavirus Update 'Part 2A Public Health Orders Jonathan Manning and Siân McGibbon   As the UK emerges from lockdown, and as local spikes start to

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Landlords of Students Occupying HMOs

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Point 4-5, Commercial, Maritime & Arbitration law newsletter

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Planning reform: The Prime Minister’s proposals

Planning reform: The Prime Minister's proposals Simon Randle, Vivienne Sedgley and Iulia Saran   The Prime Minister has announced reforms under the heading “Build, build, build”. This

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Employment Law Webinar Series

The nuts and bolts of Employment Law during COVID-19: a webinar series tackling employment law issues in the context of the pandemic   4-5 Gray’s Inn Square presents

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Coronavirus has affected the UK property market in a number of ways

Coronavirus has affected the UK property market in a number of ways Rea Murray and Philippa Seal 4-5 Gray's Inn Square   Click here to read the full article.

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Planning reform: A New Era

Planning reform: A New Era Simon Randle, Vivienne Sedgley and Iulia-Claudia Şaran   Click here to read the full article.

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Point 4-5, Commercial, Maritime & Arbitration law newsletter (sixth edition)

If you would like to subscribe to POINT 4-5 & receive all the latest case law updates, please email marketing@4-5.co.uk      

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Sunday trading and outside service of food and drink.

Sunday trading and outside service of food and drink. Simon Randle and Vivienne Sedgley   Click here to read full article.

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Mediation – Don’t panic in the Pandemic – be prepared

Mediator Colin Manning, in Counsel magazine. Mediation – Don’t panic in the Pandemic – be prepared.   Click here to read full article.

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Virtual Mediation vs. Virtual Arbitration in the COVID-19 era

Forethoughts @ 4-5 Virtual Mediation vs. Virtual Arbitration in the COVID-19 era.   Click here to watch    

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Tax Investigations and prosecutions – Post Covid

“Tax Investigations and prosecutions – Post Covid” A joint initiative between Bird & Bird and 4-5 Gray's Inn Square The first in a series of seminars jointly

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Planning and re-starting the housing market

Simon Randle, Vivienne Sedgley and Katharine Elliot analyse government measures to restart the housing market and how they impact on the planning system. The Housing Secretary published a plan to

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R (Flores) v Southwark LBC [2020] EWHC 1279 (Admin) Administrative Court, 20 May 2020, Martin Spencer J

Christopher Baker successfully defends a Judicial Review claim challenging the operation of a local authority’s housing allocation scheme in relation to an applicant in statutorily overcrowded accommodation.  

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Compulsory Purchase in the time of Coronavirus – an update

Compulsory Purchase in the time of Coronavirus – an update Simon Randle, Vivienne Sedgley & Katharine Elliot   Click here to read.

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PLANNING AND CORONAVIRUS: AN UPDATE

PLANNING AND CORONAVIRUS: AN UPDATE Simon Randle and Katharine Elliot 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square   On 13 May 2020, the Housing Secretary made a statement setting out in greater detail

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Point 4-5, Commercial, Maritime & Arbitration law newsletter (Fifth edition)

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Compulsory Purchase in the time of Coronavirus

 

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Point 4-5, Commercial, maritime & arbitration law newsletter (fourth edition)

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Planning and re-starting the housing market

PLANNING AND RE-STARTING THE HOUSING MARKET Simon Randle and Vivienne Sedgley 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square     Click here to read.  

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Point 4-5, Commercial, maritime & arbitration law newsletter (third edition)

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Homelessness Law & Practice: Covid-19 Update

Homelessness Law & Practice: Covid-19 Update The Covid-19 pandemic poses unique and urgent risks to the homeless population. Siân McGibbon examines the key measures which have been

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Regulating the Front Line: Covid-19 and Healthcare Regulation - ARTICLE 3

In the final article in this series of 3, Regulating the Front Line, Richard Price OBE QC, Vivienne Sedgley and Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer discuss the indemnities in place for clinical negligence

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Point 4-5, Commercial, maritime & arbitration law newsletter (second edition)

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Regulating the Front Line: Covid-19 and Healthcare Regulation - Article 2

ARTICLE TWO: Regulating the Front Line: Covid-19 and Healthcare Regulation. Richard Price OBE QC and Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer. In the second article in this series of 3, Regulating the Front Line,

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Arkin v Marshall - Court of Appeal

Annette Cafferkey discusses the case of Arkin v Marshall which is due to be heard by the Court of Appeal tomorrow (April 30).  "Have housing possession cases

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Regulating the Front Line: Covid-19 and Healthcare Regulation.

Regulating the Front Line: Covid-19 and Healthcare Regulation. By: Richard Price OBE QC and Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer. In the first article in this series of 3, Regulating the Front Line,

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Residential Possession Proceedings: Coronavirus Lockdown

Residential Possession Proceedings: Coronavirus Lockdown By: Andrew Dymond     Click here to read: Residential Possession Proceedings article. 

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Local Authorities’ other enforcement powers - Coronavirus Q&A

Local Authorities’ other enforcement powers - Coronavirus Q&A By Jonathan Manning and Siân McGibbon   Click here to read: Coronavirus Q&A 

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POINT 4-5: Commercial, maritime and arbitration law bullet points (first edition)

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Adult Social Care

Introduction   This note is intended to assist local authorities when considering their Care Act 2014 duties following the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“The Act”) coming into force on 3 March 2020[1]. The

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The Role of the Electoral Commission in Ensuring ‘Intelligibility’ of Referendum Questions

Ian Peacock and Sián McGibbon have written an article for Arena Magazine's January 2020 edition which looks at 'The Role of the Electoral Commission in Ensuring ‘Intelligibility

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Bolton Fire Highlights Ongoing High-Rise Health And Safety Issues

It could easily have been another Grenfell Tower. On Friday, 15 November 2019, over 100 people were forced to flee The Cube in Bolton, Greater Manchester, after a fire broke out and

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Grimes and Punishment: The Electoral Commission, campaign expenditure and civil penalties

Introduction On 19 July 2019, His Honour Judge Dight gave judgment in the case of Darren Grimes v The Electoral Commission, an appeal against a £20,000 financial penalty imposed upon Mr Grimes

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Mediating Contested Wills Claims - Patrick Taylor

“Mediation is not just about one side getting what they want. That is a misconception...” HHJ Catherine Newman QC.   I am regularly appointed to mediate disputes about

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Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer DLA Briefing 921 - Right to rent scheme declared unlawful as it causes discrimination in the provision of housing

R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Interveners: (1) Residential Landlords Association (2) Equality and Human Rights Commission (3) Liberty [2019] EWHC 452 (Admin); March 1, 2019

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Toby Vanhegan DLA Briefing 915 - The way forward for the PSED?

Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 1334; July 29, 2019 This case note discusses Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Limited and the legal implications of breaching the s149 Equality Act 2010 (EA)

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Rea Murray DLA Briefing 912 - Supreme Court dismisses appeals against housing benefit cap

R (on the application of DA and others) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent); and R (on the application of DS and others) (Appellants) v Secretary

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Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 – the personal versus the political.

by John McCafferty, Clara Zang and Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer Introduction This article considers the caselaw relating to the prohibition of false statements about another candidate in Council and Parliamentary

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“Forcing” a party to engage in ADR (Mediation)

Colin Manning - Mediator We all know, don’t we, that parties in dispute cannot be compelled to engage in mediation. As a general proposition, that is correct.

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Electoral Petitions:  A Case in Favour of the Law Commission’s Proposals for Reform

Timothy Straker QC & Amrit Kaur Dhanoa Electoral Law in the UK has become complex, voluminous and fragmented. Following much debate on the subject, and having monitored the

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E-Flash R (Z and others) v (1) Hackney LBC and (2) Agudas Israel Housing Association [2019]

  Christopher Baker and Rea Murray of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square secured a landmark victory in the Court of Appeal for an Orthodox Jewish, charitable housing association, successfully

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E-Flash Samuels v Birmingham City Council

Samuels v Birmingham City Council Supreme Court Lady Hale, President, Lord Carnwath, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin [2019] UKSC 28 12 June 2019   The Supreme Court has held that when assessing the

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Public Law Group holds first conference for Lawyers in Local Government on Homelessness, Housing & Allocations

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Mediation In Public Law Cases - Toolkit Part 3 and Road Map

We are delighted to share part 3 of our 3-part toolkit and road map, designed to assist public bodies, organisations, individuals and their respective lawyers

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E-FLASH London and Quadrant Housing Trust v Patrick [2019] EWHC 1263

In London and Quadrant Housing Trust v Patrick [2019] EWHC 1263 the High Court dismissed an appeal in which the appellant, Mr Patrick, contended that it was wrong to make a possession

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Mediation in Public Law Cases - Toolkit Part 2

We are delighted to share part 2 of our 3-part toolkit and road map, designed to assist public bodies, organisations, individuals and their respective lawyers

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Mediation in Public Law Cases - Toolkit Part 1

  We are delighted to share part 1 of our 3-part toolkit and road map, designed to assist public bodies, organisations, individuals and their respective lawyers

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EA exemption for charities and positive action meant no unlawful discrimination

Rea Murray writes for the Discrimination Law Association, including case summary of R (Z and others) v (1) Hackney LBC and (2) Agudas Israel Housing Association [2019] EWHC 139

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E-Flash R (Z and others) v (1) Hackney LBC and (2) Agudas Israel Housing Association [2019] EWHC 139 (Admin)

Christopher Baker and Rea Murray of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square secured a landmark victory in the Divisional Court for an Orthodox Jewish, charitable housing association accused of unlawful

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Homes fit for human habitation - is the new law a turning point?

The Homes Fit for Human Habitation Act is on the statute book. But what is it for? What does it do? And will it work? Karen Buck MP, who guided

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Hyperandrogenism and the IAAF’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification - Fair, Meaningful or Necessary?

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Joinder of non-parties to an arbitration, September 2018

An arbitration agreement binds formal signatories to a contract. We all know that parties’ consent is the foundation of any international arbitration. Article II of the New York Convention

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Lexis Nexis seminar on Challenges to Arbitration Rulings, July 2018

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Supreme Court delivers verdict on landmark ‘Brexit’ case

The Supreme Court delivered judgement in the case of R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 on 24th January 2017. It ruled by a majority of 8:3

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Interim reliefs in international arbitration, September 2017

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Jane Lambert Contributes to Helen Tse’s book on Brexit

Jane Lambert has contributed to Helen Tse’s book on Brexit.

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The Insolvency Rules: A 2017 update

The Insolvency Rules were updated on 1 April 2017. Salma Duncan outlines the key Changes.

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Privilege and Internal Investigations in the wake of SFO v. Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB)

Corporates facing internal white collar investigations left with much to consider following a landmark High Court privilege decision, writes Raoul Colvile.

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Freezing Orders: A 2017 Update

Max Shephard provides a short guide to freezing orders and commentary on: (1) Injunctions and supported applications under the Insolvency Act 1986; (2) The dissipation of assets in notification injunctions following the

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Court of Appeal decision on jurisdictional challenges: Apex Global Management Ltd v Global Torch Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 315

Vivienne Sedgley summarises the Court of Appeal’s guidance on challenging jurisdiction. In brief, they should be raised at the outset of proceedings and late challenges should be treated

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Costs budgeting: SARPD Oil International Ltd v. Addax Energy SA [2016] EWCA Civ 120 is overruled by the CPR

Changes made on 1 April 2017 suppress the effect of SARPD Oil International Ltd v. Addax Energy SA [2016] EWCA Civ 120, writes Vivienne Sedgley.

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4-5 Gray’s Inn Square – The General Election 2017

Retaining the 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Election Team.

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Jane Lambert – Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Unwired Planet v Huawei

Please see below a link to Jane Lambert’s article regarding the recent Unwired Planet v Huawei judgement.

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Just where does Mrs May’s Speech leave the Unified Patent Court?

In her Lancaster House speech of the 17 Jan 2017 (the transcript of which can be found on The Independent’s website) the Prime Minister acknowledged that “Britain might at times have

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Rupert Beloff writes about Gender Verification in Sport

Rupert Beloff’s article entitled ‘Gender Verification, Hyperandrogenism and Athletics – A Moral Maze’ explores the history of gender verification in sport and recent developments. It is published in Sports Resolutions’

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Satinder Hunjan QC contributes to LawInSport feature on Key sports law cases of 2016

A year like no other! Satinder undertakes some of the most complex and valuable sports injury, clinical negligence and personal injury cases that are litigated. Most of the cases which

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Anti-Social media – By Athelstane Aamodt

Athelstane Aamodt examines the new CPS guidance on cases involving communications sent via social media. The law has long been concerned with what people can and cannot say publicly. As

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IP After Brexit by Jane Lambert

A few days after the EU referendum, Lady Neville-Rolfe, the Minister for Intellectual Property, told the British group of the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property in a speech

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Drones: flightpath to the future?

Joseph Dalby SC and Ruhi Sethi-Smith examine the many legal issues that may flow from increased drone use. Drones are rapidly being seen as a feature of the near future,

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Blowing in the wind – Athelstane Aamodt & Michael Paulin

There has been something of a frisson in the world of employment law with the judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Kilraine v London Borough

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Environmental Barrister of the Year 2016: Timothy Straker QC

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Non-domestic rate collection: never too late?

In the first of his three-part series on debt recovery, Marc Samuels revisits the circumstances in which local authorities can issue late demands for non-domestic business rates. National non-domestic rating

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Does Panama furore distract from main issue?

Legal World News 15th April 2016 New Law Journal “Hyperbole” surrounding the Panama Papers disclosure may be obscuring the main issue of multinational corporations’ tax arrangements,  financial regulation QC Phillip

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Jane Lambert Speaks with Kluwer Patent Blog

European Union, Unitary Patent, United Kingdom, UPC ‘A Brexit will not necessarily delay the start of the Unitary Patent system’ Hopefully the United Kingdon won’t jeopardize the Unitary Patent

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Article on Extraditing Indians out of UK, April 2016

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Phillip Pattterson features in Insolvency Intelligence

Indefinite suspension of discharge from bankruptcy – a worrying trend?

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Guide to development consent orders

Brian Hurwitz of the Sharpe Pritchard planning law team, and Phillip Pattterson of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, look at legal and procedural requirements for obtaining development consent orders (“DCOs”)

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Patents – Infringement and Revocation: Glass and others v Freysinnet Ltd. By Jane Lambert

In Glass and Others v Freyssinet Ltd [2015] EWHC 2972 (IPEC) the inventors of a treatment process for concrete sued Freysinnet Ltd. (“Freysinnet”) for infringement of their patent in the Intellectual Property

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Defending your Domain Name in the UDRP. By Jane Lambert

Whenever you apply to register, or to renew the registration of, a generic top level domain name such as one ending in “.com”, “.org” or “.biz” you represent and warrant

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4-5 Gray’s Inn Square becomes first chambers to adopt ‘CV-blind’ recruitment

The Lawyer – “4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has become the first chambers to adopt a CV-blind application system for all barristers and staff. The move, which launches today (9 November) means

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The laws of comedy by Athelstane Aamodt

Copyright is no laughing matter for an aggrieved comic. Recently, Twitter has started to bow to complaints from users that others on the social network have been lifting jokes and

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Richard Clayton QC contributes to ‘The UK and European Human Rights a Strained Relationship’

Hart Publishing have just published an important book on this topical and contentious issue edited by Katja Ziegler, Elizabeth Wicks and Loveday Hodson. Richard has written a chapter

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False statements and election law

Aathelstane Aamodt looks at the issues where false statements are made about an election candidate. Defamation claims have have tended to be the preferred cause of action for people who

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Court of Protection judge hands down key ruling on joining P as party

A Court of Protection judge has handed down the latest major judgment on whether P must be joined as a party to proceedings in deprivation of liberty cases where they

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Insurance Act 2015 – A Guide for Insurers and Insured Parties

By Ruhi Sethi The Insurance Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015 and comes into force in full on 12 August 2016 after a transitional period of 18 months. The 2015 Act signifies the greatest

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Intellectual Property and the Footwear and Textile Industries – by Jane Lambert

According to the East Midlands Textile Association (“Emtex”) the East Midlands has the highest concentration of clothing and textile companies in the UK. Nottingham lace, Leicester knitwear, Northampton shoes have

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The costs of nuisance and the nuisance of costs – by Phillip Patterson

A divided Supreme Court in Coventry and others v Lawrence and another [2015] UKSC 50 has finally brought to a conclusion a particularly sorry piece of litigation with a judgment which serves

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Clear water emerges between Mitchell and Denton

by Phillip Patterson The recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Sinclair [2015] EWCA Civ 774 definitely confirms that Denton v TH White Ltd [2014] 1 W

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Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions

by Jane Lambert Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills.

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Redelivery requirements in repo transactions

Ruhi Sethi examines the recent Mercuria judgment that provides an endorsement for the structure of repo transactions as well as a reminder of the importance of cogent drafting of the

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David Hughes – Equal marriage after the US decision

David Hughes writes for Gibraltar Chronicle.

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Joseph Dalby discusses the privacy, data protection and ethical issues that arise with the use of drones by public and private sector bodies

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Joseph Dalby & Ruhi Sethi explore the legal implications of increased drone use

Last week the House of Lords called for an EU-wide register of drone owners, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (which are part of the wider category of unmanned aerial systems

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THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE: THE SUPREME COURT CHANGES THE PRINCIPLES OF CONSULTATION

In October 2014 the Supreme Court gave a decision which could fundamentally alter how consultation exercises should be carried out in the future. Most cuts cases involve complaints about unlawful consultation.

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The Emergence of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK Law

By Richard Clayton QC

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