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Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethics

An article by Susan Beck in the New York Law Journal takes a look at the role of lawyers in the events leading to BNP Paribas's $8.9bn settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

03 Jul 2014 | 10:46


inner image The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?

The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a success?

02 Jul 2014 | 16:51

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Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it, so I gathered my postage stamp's ...

01 Jul 2014 | 14:30

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The payday loan firm and the fake law firms - has Wonga commited a criminal offence?

You may know Wonga from their cheery TV ads featuring knitted OAPs. Hopefully you don’t know them from borrowing money off them, given that their APR gets up to 5853%. They offer payday loans at huge interest rates. While it may not be part of their...

27 Jun 2014 | 15:30

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Phone-hacking trial: the final application, some revelations and a CPS statement

The phone-hacking trial of originally eight and finally seven defendants finally concluded yesterday (25 June) having begun on 28 October 2013. It ended with a verdict of guilty on count 1, conspiracy to intercept voicemails, against former News of th...

26 Jun 2014 | 11:56

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The debate over British values and human rights - whose Magna Carta is it anyway?

This Monday (16 June) was Magna Carta Day. It is now less than a year until the 800th anniversary of the sealing of England’s oldest charter of rights, and one of the world’s most influential legal documents...

18 Jun 2014 | 11:15

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The secret trial controversy - how open will this newly opened justice be?

As the dust settles after last week's Court of Appeal decision on whether a terrorism trial can be held in secret, there continue to be more questions than answers about what we know and what we will know.

16 Jun 2014 | 14:35

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Not much like fair play - FIFA's catenaccio on World Cup intellectual property

With less than 36 hours to go before the FIFA World Cup's kick-off, a focus on the intellectual property (IP) related aspects of the event is in order...

11 Jun 2014 | 11:06

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Why old school attitudes to technology are hitting law firm profitability

Neil Cameron explains why an outdated approach to IT means a waste of time for lawyers and a waste of money for clients...

04 Jun 2014 | 12:31

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Election day selfies - a criminal offence?

Dan Bunting looks at whether a 'selfie' in the voting booth could constitute a criminal offence...

23 May 2014 | 11:20

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The 'right to be forgotten' case - Google right this time, ECJ hopelessly wrong

Neil Cameron takes a sceptical look at the ruling in the Google 'right to be forgotten' case

22 May 2014 | 17:18

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Not so safe harbor - Microsoft and the data protection dilemma

On Friday 25 April 2014, in a New York Federal Court judgment In The Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain Email Account Controlled by Microsoft Corporation, Judge James C Francis IV has blown apart what many of us have suspected for some time never...

20 May 2014 | 16:29

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David Moyes' sacking from Man Utd - what are his legal rights and options?

John Mehrzad sets out, from a legal perspective, what will happen next for David Moyes, who was this week sacked after just 51 games as manager of Manchester United...

25 Apr 2014 | 10:50

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Paul Weller and the Mail Online privacy claim - paparazzi, beware

On 16 April, Mr Justice Dingemans in the Queen’s Bench Division handed down judgment in Wellers & Ors v Associated Newspapers Limited [2014] EWHC 1163 (QB), awarding Paul Weller’s three children a total of £10,000 damages for misuse of private in...

22 Apr 2014 | 14:24

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Public and private law wrongs are not the same - the SFO and the multimillion-pound Tchenguiz claim

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




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