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I SPY WITH MY AUTOMATIC EYE: THE LEGALITY OF AUTOMATIC FACIAL RECOGNITION
The use of live automated facial recognition technology (AFR) by South Wales Police Force (SWP) was an unlawful interference with the right to privacy under Article 8 of the ECHR.
DEPARTING FROM RETAINED EU CASE LAW AT THE END OF 2020.
On 2 July 2020, the Ministry of Justice issued a consultation on proposals to extend the power in section 6 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA 2018) for courts and tribunals to depart from retained EU case law after the end of the transition period.
THE DISCLOSURE PILOT – THE COURTS' APPROACH (ALMOST) TWO YEARS IN.
The introduction of the Disclosure Pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts in January 2019 was intended to address the spiralling scale and costs of disclosure and introduce a system driven instead by reasonableness and proportionality. The Pilot incorporates many of the duties and elements of best practice under the existing Rules, but also introduces a number of new concepts.
USING NON-LAWYER TAX SPECIALISTS - THE PRIVILEGE PITFALL
Cases on privilege and how it can be maintained (and easily lost) – have been coming through regularly recently – including most importantly earlier this year in the context of judicial review proceedings involving Jet2 and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Business Interruption Insurance Test Cases - An Update
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread disruption and business closures, causing loss of revenue, disruption to supply chains, and dented consumer and investor confidence. As a result, many businesses have turned to their 'Business Interruption' (BI) cover to seek reimbursement of their losses. Many insurers have responded to claims indicating that there is no, or very limited, coverage available.
What is the SAAMCO principle? And how do you apply it to an audit case?
If an adviser is instructed by a client to advise whether to enter into a transaction, and is negligent in doing so, the client is entitled to recover all losses flowing from entering into the transaction.
However, if an adviser is providing information or a piece of advice which is only one of many factors taken into account by the client, before it makes its own decision to enter into a transaction.
New Product Safety Guidance: Confidentiality Clauses in Product Liability Settlement Agreements
The Office for Product Safety Standards (OPSS), the UK's product safety regulator for all consumer products (except for vehicles, medicines and food), has published new guidance for businesses on the use of the confidentiality clauses in consumer settlement agreements.
The Briefest Case - Quick updates for those dealing with disputes
The Briefest Case holds several quick updates, highlighting recent useful decisions for those dealing with disputes.