The Law of Compulsory Purchase

The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 was the third of three recent enactments which have made major changes to the statutory provisions relating to compulsory purchase of land (or rights over land)... Read more

Arbitration (27 August – 24 September)

Arbitration Recent developments in India-related international arbitration Herbert Smith Freehills – 18 September Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the latest developments in India-related ... Read more

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Immigration Law (10 September – 24 September)

Immigration News Children as young as ten denied UK citizenship for failing ‘good character’ test The Guardian – 21 September The Home Office has published figures revealing that over the last five... Read more

Family Law (10 September – 24 September)

Family News Divorce rate falls by over half among newlyweds Family Law Week – 23 September New analysis conducted by the Marriage Foundation has found a significant reduction in divorce rates.... Read more

Divorce – the other side of the law court – the couple and family

The recent publicity generated by the Supreme Court judgment in the Owens v Owens case; where Mrs Owens was not permitted the divorce from her husband that she had been hoping for (the couple had not... Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (3 September – 17 September)

Employment News AI will give workers back two weeks a year, says research People Management – 14 September The Henley Business School has conducted research which claims that artificial intelligence... Read more

IP & IT Law (3 September – 17 September)

IP & IT News Amazon investigates reports that staff sold customer data The Telegraph – 16 September A Wall Street Journal report has claimed that Amazon staff have been selling confidential... Read more

Litigation privilege and family proceedings after SFO v ENRC

Litigation privilege explained In Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 (judgment, 5 September 2018) The Law Society intervened: it was thought the... Read more

Social Work Law in Scotland

In Social Work and the Community, the White Paper which preceded the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, it was noted that ‘the powers of local authorities to provide advice and assistance, and to... Read more

Red Notice – Red Menace?

Interpol Red Notices have been a regular feature in the press in recent months, for example the temporary arrest of Bill Browder, but what is a Red Notice, and should we be concerned about their... Read more

Q&A with Emma Fenn

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with criminal defence barrister and author, Emma Fenn. Read more

August Online Service Updates

What’s new in our plethora of law online services? Steve Savory summarises the highlights. Read more

Immigration Law (27 August – 10 September)

Immigration News How can the Home Office tear up the British passport of a six-year-old boy born in Leeds? Free Movement – 6 September Colin Yeo discusses the recent case of a six-year-old boy who... Read more

Family Law (27 August – 10 September)

Family News UK government to launch consultation on no-fault divorces The Guardian – 7 September The government is preparing to launch a consultation on introducing ‘no fault divorces’, following a... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: September Teaser

Richard v BBC: privacy and family law In Richard v The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) & South Yorks Police [2018] EWHC 1837 (Ch), Mann J reviewed the law on privacy after the investigation of... Read more

President Trump and Michael Cohen: advice privilege and the ‘iniquity exemption’

Advice privilege and Mr Trump’s hush money The Guardian reported on 22 August 2018 of President Trump’s lawyer: Read more

IP & IT Briefing: August Teaser

The usually quiet summer months were interrupted this year by significant CJEU rulings affecting copyright, trade marks and SPCs. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (20 August – 3 September)

Employment News Two-fifths of employers believe office perks reduce employee stress Employee Benefits – 30 August A survey of 1,005 employees and 260 employers in the UK found that 40% of the... Read more

IP & IT Law (20 August – 3 September)

IP & IT News US claim construction at the English High Court – Chugai Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd v UCB & Celltech Reddie & Grose – 28 August Reddie & Grose discuss the recent case of Chugai... Read more

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