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  • 01 Mar 2021 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sir Geoffrey Vos, the Master of the Rolls, has launched a consultation on draft arbitration rules which aim to ensure “rapid, informal and cost-effective resolution of disputes arising out of novel digital technologies” such as smart contracts and blockchains.

    https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/new-rules-aim-for-rapid-resolution-of-digital-disputes


  • 01 Mar 2021 11:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The whiplash reforms will come into force on 31 May, the spring bank holiday, it was confirmed yesterday, as the government finally published the new rules and a marginally increased tariff.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/its-31-may-moj-fires-whiplash-reforms-starting-gun


  • 22 Feb 2021 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge on Friday blocked the release of internal HSBC documents relating to U.S. fraud allegations against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/uk-court-blocks-release-hsbc-114234016.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr


  • 22 Feb 2021 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The director of public prosecutions has called into question the age of criminal responsibility amid fears too many children are facing adult justice.

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/dpp-reveals-concerns-over-age-of-criminal-responsibility/5107439.article#.YCucwHDmJq8.twitter


  • 14 Feb 2021 11:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The High Court in England recently rejected a claim by a bank customer who fell victim to an APP fraud. A disappointing result for individuals who have also fallen victim to this type of scam.

    https://scottishlegal.com/article/gordon-deane-no-duty-of-care-owed-to-individual-customer-in-app-fraud-claim


  • 08 Feb 2021 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Attorney General told MPs offences related to the pandemic will be prioritised by the Crown Prosecution Service.

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2021/02/04/braverman-covid-related-fraudulent-activity-is-sickening/


  • 08 Feb 2021 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Britain’s efforts to combat international fraud have been dealt a “serious blow” after top judges ruled powers to investigate foreign companies are limited.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/serious-blow-judges-rule-serious-fraud-office-powers-to-investigate-foreign-companies-are-limited/ar-BB1dq3UU?ocid=st


  • 01 Feb 2021 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The courts system is failing to collect vital information about the performance of judges and trials during the Covid-19 pandemic, an expert has told Parliament.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/lack-of-data-leaves-courts-flying-blind-on-impact-of-covid-mps-told


  • 01 Feb 2021 12:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Better public information should be made available to increase support for discounted sentences, according to a review of sentencing and plea decision-making in Scotland.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/review-sentence-discounting-scotland-shows-little-public-support

  • 31 Jan 2021 10:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraudsters who trick people out of their hard-earned savings should be met with a tough enforcement regime, MPs and adviser bosses have claimed.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2021/01/25/shoot-first-senior-figures-call-for-scam-crackdown/


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