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  • 19 Feb 2018 4:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An estate agent who “borrowed” hundreds of thousands of pounds from clients and friends to keep his business alive after it “fell off a cliff” during the financial crash, must repay a slice of the money he gained from his victims.


    http://www.propertyindustryeye.com/agent-who-committed-fraud-to-keep-business-afloat-must-pay-thousands-of-pounds-to-victims-court-rules/


  • 19 Feb 2018 4:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The date has been set before the Civil Liability Bill – announced in last summer’s Queen’s Speech – has even been published

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/countdown-begins-whiplash-reforms-introduced-april-2019

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are calling victims from what appears to a genuine Home Office telephone number 0207 354 848 - which has in fact been ‘spoofed’.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-cold-calls-from-fraudsters-claiming-to-be-from-the-home-office-feb18

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Justice by video is to become a reality after the government announced that it is to pilot video hearings for tax appeals.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/justice-video-set-become-reality

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The first online courtroom hearings for claimants, in which they and their lawyers will participate via video link, are to begin this spring.

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/feb/15/first-online-courtroom-hearings-to-pave-way-for-digital-justice

  • 12 Feb 2018 11:06 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Reform of the legal system based on the views of a single or group of judges is “no longer acceptable”, the Senior President of Tribunals has said

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/era-judge-led-reform-says-ryder-warns-privatisation-justice

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:10 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) made the admission in a paper setting out its plans to implement the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive into UK law

    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/january/uk-finalises-plans-to-implement-new-cybersecurity-laws/

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, said: "The CPS and police have a vital role in ensuring there is a fair trial process in place to protect the public. Proper disclosure is a fundamental part of this.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/news/joint-press-release-crown-prosecution-service-and-national-police-chiefs-council-action

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Supreme Court stated that the test for dishonesty in fraud and other acquisitive offences – known as the 'Ghosh test', which has been used in criminal cases since 1982 – did not correctly represent the law

    http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/White-Collar-Crime/United-Kingdom/Arnold-Porter-Kaye-Scholer-LLP/Ghosh-test-overturned

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Bringing together representatives from HMCTS and across the media, the group will develop new ways to build strong relationships between media organisations and their local courts and improve and promote the existing guidance to staff relating to media access.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hm-courts-tribunals-service-launches-project-to-promote-press-access-to-courts

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