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Month: January 2021


Brexit & Divorce law: changes following the UK’s departure from the EU

On the 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. The 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020.  In this blog we briefly look at the effect this will have on divorce proceedings in the UK. One of the main areas that will be affected is jurisdiction for the divorce.  The…

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Lawless lawyers: Is dishonesty really worse than a sex offence?

Recent decisions from the professional bodies governing both solicitors and barristers have seen a uncomfortable trend: some of those committing sex offences are allowed on carry on practising as lawyers, whilst almost anyone guilty of dishonesty continues to be struck off with little hope of return. Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) For any solicitor found to…

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Backlog of criminal cases approaching half a million

Recent figures show that the total backlog in the criminal courts is over 457,000 cases.  Whilst the vast majority of these are less serious crimes that are dealt with in the Magistrates Courts, 54,000 cases remain unheard in the Crown Courts.  Of those Crown Court cases around 65%, or 27,700 cases, are understood to be…

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Bad data in risk management databases

The inception of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) in May 2018 has made it easier for individuals within the UK and the EU (and sometimes those based elsewhere) to assert their data protection rights to object to the inclusion of false or outdated information about them in risk/compliance databases. In most jurisdictions, businesses operating…

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