Family Law (16 April - 30 April)

Family News Parental conflict initiative to be trialled in 30 areas Cypnow – 27 April The government has confirmed that a £39 million programme will be trialled in 30 council areas in order to try... Read more

Immigration Law (16 April - 30 April)

Feature of the Fortnight In recent weeks, the Windrush generation scandal has predominated the news leading to criticism of the government’s approach to hostile immigration. The Windrush generation... Read more

Q&A with James Nurton

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with journalist, James Nurton. Read more

GDPR checklist

Moving to implementation on data protection 25 May 2018 is ‘D-Day’ for anyone who either controls or processes personal data of any sort. Read more

Kaine Agary on human trafficking: the victims and survivors in focus

In March 2012, an amateur video surfaced on the internet showing a woman being dragged by two men into a waiting car. That woman was Alem Dechasa, a 33-year-old Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon.... Read more

April 2018: Employment Bulletin from 5 Essex Court

Message from the Editors: Dan Hobbs & Clare Harrington Welcome back to 'Five from 5', the free bi-monthly employment law bulletin created by the employment team at 5 Essex Court in association with... Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (9 April - 23 April)

Employment Law Supreme Court rules employees can claim damages for a symptomless condition Latham & Watkins LLP – 16 April Latham and Watkins LLP discuss the Supreme Court decision in Dryden and... Read more

IP & IT Law (9 April - 23 April)

IP & IT Law Price comparison site data may have been used by Leave.EU The Guardian – 21 April Brittany Kaiser, an ex-director of Cambridge Analytica, has claimed that the Leave.EU campaign, headed by... Read more

Facebook ads are key for publishers but for how long?

Between them, Facebook and Google account for over half the UK's digital revenue spend. To the uninitiated this might seem somewhat of a surprise.  There can't be anyone who isn't aware of the... Read more

Kaine Agary on the global response to human trafficking - what governments and organisations are doing

To understand the depth of the problem of human trafficking requires accurate data showing the incidences of trafficking, from recruitment to transit and eventual destination. Unfortunately, because... Read more

Immigration Law (2 April - 16 April)

Immigration News 'Serious flaws' in UK immigration system, Law Society warns BBC News – 12 April According to the Law Society, almost half of immigration decisions that go to appeal in England and... Read more

Family Law (2 April - 16 April)

Feature of the Fortnight David Burrows on judicial review and family proceedings R (DSD and NBV & Ors) v Parole Board and Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin) – the Warboys case –... Read more

The impact of legislation and case law on drafting commercial contracts

Background Legislation and case law is not the same in each country of the global market and it is unlikely that you would have knowledge of each legal system. There may be restrictions, definitions... Read more

Kaine Agary on human trafficking laws and legal challenges

Slavery, exploitation and involuntary servitude are issues that have plagued humanity for centuries. In the last century at least, there has been a global recognition of the negative consequences to... Read more

Vying for Importance and Peculiarity – the rules relating to Restrictive Covenants, and those relating to Positive/Negative Covenants

The rules relating to restrictive covenants have grown up over a period of 170 years, but are complex, and can at times be surprising. Read more

When to Invest in Online Research

The revolution in technology has impacted all businesses today, resulting in a push toward greater efficiency and a more mobile workforce. What this means for solicitors is that the way information... Read more

IP & IT Law (26 March - 9 April)

IP & IT News Scammers abused Facebook phone number search BBC News – 5 April Facebook has revealed that ‘malicious actors’ have been harvesting people’s data using their phone numbers and email... Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (26 March - 9 April)

Employment News Gender pay reporting deadline closes with largest gap at 85.2 per cent People Management – 5 April The deadline for publishing companies gender pay gap has closed, with over 10,000... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: April Teaser

Legal professional privilege: lawyer’s confidentiality Legal professional privilege – legal advice privilege and litigation privilege – are as important to family proceedings as to any legal advice... Read more

Kaine Agary on human trafficking in Nigeria

Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and receipt of persons usually for illicit purposes. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recognises that human... Read more

Is blogging still the king of SEO?

If you manage or work with an organisation that uses the web to promote your information or services, then it is very likely you'll know or have come into contact with blogs. You may even have... Read more

Immigration Law (19 March - 2 April)

Immigration Law Home Office letter nudges asylum seekers to return home The Guardian – 2 April In keeping with the Home Office’s recent plan to create a ‘hostile’ environment for illegal immigrants, ... Read more

Assets but no variation

Child support, departures for the formula, and best interests of children The child support scheme became operative for the first time 25 years ago (3 April 1993). It is difficult to imagine a more... Read more

Family Law (19 March - 2 April)

Family News Four in 10 councils 'unwilling to take child refugees from other areas' Cypnow – 28 March A report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has revealed that around... Read more

Lucy Reed on Transparency in the Family Courts

Once again last month a local authority has made the cringey and rarely successful submission that it should not be named in a judgment that is stridently critical of it, because the ensuing adverse... Read more

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