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Month: January 2020


Defamation Act 2013: A summary and overview six years on

The Defamation Act 2013 (‘the Act’) came into force on 1 January 2014.  At the time, we published an article considering the individual provisions of the Act, and speculating about how the law of defamation had been changed.  In this follow-up article, we revisit the topic six years after the Act’s inception and look at…

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Pre-charge bail law results in fewer arrests but problematic in practice

Corporate Crime analysis: Nick Brett, a partner at Brett Wilson LLP, analyses the changes to pre- charge bail laws made in 2017, which was intended to restrict the use and duration of bail to 28 days, and why they are being reviewed by the Home Office again. Although the system has resulted in fewer arrests,…

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ICO hands down its first fine under the GDPR

On 17 December 2019 the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘the ICO’), the UK’s independent regulator for data protection and information rights, fined a London pharmacy £275,000 for failing to ensure the security of personal data, including ‘special category’ data.  This is the first administrative fine to be handed down by the ICO under the new data…

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