Bloomsbury IP & IT Briefing: February Teaser

This month’s briefing features recent cases on patents, designs and trade marks as well as an update on Brexit preparations. Read more

IP & IT Law (11 February – 25 February)

IP & IT News UK 4G 'slower than most of EU when busy' BBC News – 20 February The UK has ranked 35th out of 77 when comparing 4G speeds, falling behind most of the EU. The study was conducted by... Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (11 February – 25 February)

Employment News Nursery that sacked teacher for living with boyfriend wins appeal against religious discrimination People Management – 15 February The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reversed... Read more

Culture, conduct risk and increasing personal liability

The regulatory focus on culture and conduct risk has not abated and for senior managers in financial services it is a key source of potential personal liability. Read more

The rise of accountability regimes around the world

It may have been ten years since the financial crisis unfolded but the regulatory and political fallout is still driving change for the financial services sector. The UK has been at the leading... Read more

Technology as a key driver of personal liability in financial services

Technology plays an increasingly pivotal role in the delivery of financial products and services bringing with it both challenges and opportunities for senior managers, firms and their customers.... Read more

Family Law (4 February – 18 February)

Family News One in four councils plan children's services cuts Cypnow – 14 February According to the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) annual State of Local Government Finance Survey, one... Read more

Immigration Law (4 February – 18 February)

Immigration News High Court finds that bail accommodation system is broken, declines to intervene Free Movement – 15 February Alexander Schymyck discusses the case of R (AC (Algeria)) v Secretary... Read more

Ignorance and Cyber Security

It’s no longer news that cyber security is the number one risk for numerous public and private sector organisations. Land, air, water and cyber, it’s recognised as the fourth ground for nation... Read more

The Ritz Hotel is open to all - just like the law courts

Letter to a lay litigant Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: February Teaser

Top five cases Read more

Bloomsbury International Arbitration Briefing: February Teaser

In Brief Stay Of Enforcement Baosteel Engineering & Technology Group Co Ltd v China Zenith Chemical Group Ltd [2019] HKFCI 68 [Hong Kong] Read more

IP & IT Law (28 January – 11 February)

IP & IT News German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection The Guardian – 7 February Following a three-year investigation, a German regulator has announced that Facebook must obtain... Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (28 January – 11 February)

Employment News The Court of Appeal has upheld an EAT decision that Asda’s lower-paid, predominantly female retail staff can compare themselves to higher-paid, mainly male, distribution depot staff Read more

Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? - or the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018

The latin phrase found in the work of the Roman poet Juvenal translates as ‘Who will guard the guards?’ Looking closely at the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018, it was as... Read more

Domestic abuse: hearings in open court

A domestic abuse bill On 21 January 2019 the Home Office and the Lord Chancellor published, to press acclaim (see eg Guardian and Observer ... Read more

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