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GDPR Update: The EU – Japan Data Protection Deal Agreed

GDPR Update: The EU – Japan Data Protection Deal Agreed

Alongside the signing of a new trade deal between the EU Commission and the Japanese government, the Commission and Japan’s data protection authority have agreed to recognise each other’s personal data protection systems as ‘equivalent’. This agreement reaffirms the parties’ commitment to shared values concerning the protection of personal data, and to strengthen their cooperation […]

Headway – Improving life after brain injury

Headway – Improving life after brain injury

Brain injury can have a major impact on your life. Every day activities, such as walking, talking and feeling can become a challenge. Headway, the brain injury association, has a network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK to provide support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers. […]

Settled Status – what employers of EU citizens need to know

Settled Status – what employers of EU citizens need to know

The Home Office recently launched an employer toolkit, which equips employers with the necessary information to support EU citizen employees applying for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (‘Scheme’). The Scheme will allow EU citizens and their family members to remain living and working in the UK, if they are already resident or arrive […]

Unanimous rejection by the Supreme Court!

Unanimous rejection by the Supreme Court!

Owens v Owens: Supreme Court ruling.  Time for reform? Many will feel the frustration and disappointment which Tini Owens will be feeling following the Supreme Court’s unanimous rejection on 25 July 2018 – her third round of defeat in the overall Court process – of her appeal against the refusal of her behaviour based divorce […]

Can you work and sleep at the same time?

Can you work and sleep at the same time?

The law states that employees and workers are entitled to be paid for the work that they do and details the minimum amount that they should be paid for that work. Few people would disagree with this as a principal, but the question of what actually constitutes as ‘work’ has proved difficult to define. In […]

City of London to host new specialist cybercrime and fraud Court

City of London to host new specialist cybercrime and fraud Court

A new flagship Court specifically designed to tackle cybercrime, fraud, and economic crime is set to be built in the City of London, following an announcement by the Lord Chancellor on Wednesday 4 July 2018. The new 18-courtroom legal centre, which is to be built on the site of Fleetbank House, will also deal with […]

Tougher Sentencing Guidelines Introduced for Controlling or Coercive Behaviour and Harassment

Tougher Sentencing Guidelines Introduced for Controlling or Coercive Behaviour and Harassment

The Sentencing Council has today published new definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences that include offences involving the sharing of ‘revenge porn’. Tougher punishments could now be imposed against any defendant sentenced on or after 1 October 2018. The new guidelines, introduced after a public consultation, also cover the range of sentences available for defendants charged […]

‘We did it for Britain’s 33m cohabiting couples!’. A victory in Court regarding Civil Partnership

‘We did it for Britain’s 33m cohabiting couples!’. A victory in Court regarding Civil Partnership

Stop Press! Heterosexual couples, not just homosexual couples, are expected to be able to enter a civil partnership instead of marriage as a result of yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in London. The UK’s highest Court, which unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, concluded the couple’s well-publicised and long-running […]

Heathrow Expansion

Heathrow Expansion

MPs Prepare to Vote for a Commercial Take-Off! “Check in” – a look back on events leading to today’s vote In 2009 the incumbent transport secretary Geoff Hoon declared that the cabinet at the time supported the notion of a Third Runway to be built at Heathrow Airport. On 5 June 2018, almost ten years […]