The judgment in Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness separate...
17 Apr 2014 | 10:49
When a British citizen becomes a victim of serious crime abroad, do they have a fair crack at justice? The reality is that most of them don't.
16 Apr 2014 | 17:18
Nigel Evans is not guilty of the offences he was charged with. I’m pleased for him...
15 Apr 2014 | 14:22
In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Stephen Hockman QC questions Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's plans to replace the Human Rights Act
08 Apr 2014 | 16:27
The FT has reported that two A&O lawyers have avoided being referred to the Attorney General’s office for an investigation into whether they had committed a contempt of court.
27 Mar 2014 | 16:31
Seven years seems to be the optimum time it takes before content owners and service providers get tired of intellectual property (IP) litigation and settle. And, boy, is 2014 the year they are settling.
26 Mar 2014 | 09:54
In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Felicity Gerry looks at the legal background to the high-profile muder trial of South African 'Blade Runner' Olympian Oscar Pistorious
13 Mar 2014 | 13:59
Slaughter and May partner James Cripps recently retired after over 35 years at the firm. Together with his former boss, Jonathan Haw, and their wives, Margaret and Hélène, they helped to establish the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF in the UK. In this ...
11 Mar 2014 | 13:42
Now that the 2014 Oscars have been awarded, there is something left to reflect upon, besides why Leonardo DiCaprio seems unable to bring home one those precious little statues. It is a copyright-related question, and concerns what has become the mo...
04 Mar 2014 | 15:32
The fair and accurate reporting of court proceedings has long been protected from libel action by the defence of privilege. Contemporaneous fair and accurate reports of court proceedings in public are now protected by absolute privilege and other fair...
27 Feb 2014 | 11:02
After the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill's second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (24 February), Angela Patrick, director of human rights at JUSTICE considers the Government’s proposals for the future of judicial review
25 Feb 2014 | 15:17
The High Court has rejected all the arguments supporting David Miranda's application for judicial review of his detention at Heathrow Airport in August last year. In a highly readable and pungent judgment, Laws LJ has some robust things to say about t...
20 Feb 2014 | 10:44
I do it. My friends do it. And I suspect that you've occasionally done it. It is what is colloquially referred to as 'food porn' - the salivating over restaurant menus online in preparation for a meal and then, depending on your social media connected...
18 Feb 2014 | 14:03
Limited liability partnership (LLP) members do not fit comfortably into a partner or an employee straitjacket, and rightly so. This is part of the much-heralded flexibility of the LLP structure which was introduced so successfully over a decade ago. ...
17 Feb 2014 | 16:55
M&A legal due diligence - anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and criminal and regulatory risk - is now an integral feature of corporate transactions, and its importance only increases as governments and international regulators expand ...
14 Feb 2014 | 13:26
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