Posted on 15 June 2015 by
There has been an interesting development in the courts relating to the FCA instigated Interest Rate Hedging Product Review, which may have significant consequences for any small business affected by the mis-sale of Interest Rate Hedging Products (“IRHPs”) over the last 15 years.
Posted on 01 June 2015 by
Although the actual content of the recently released “Black Spider” letters, a collection of 27 “private” letters and memos penned by the Prince of Wales to government ministers, may have been an anti-climax for many and certain newspapers in particular, the road to their release has not been without controversy or complexity.
Posted on 28 May 2015 by
Privacy is something we’re entitled to take for granted. We should be able to assume that our private conversations aren’t being listened to, that we can sunbathe in our gardens in the happy belief that no one is photographing us, and that we won’t ever see our medical or sexual history published to the world at large.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by
There are currently several ‘blacklists’ of Russian individuals and businesses. The EU, US, Japan and a number of other countries have all imposed targeted sanctions and restrictive measures.
Posted on 18 May 2015 by
Ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals and those in the public eye face yet another challenge as they seek to maintain their privacy: drones.
Posted on 01 May 2015 by
The “Sanctions” formation of the EU Council’s Foreign Relations Counsellors Working Party has released an updated version of the paper on EU Best Practices for the effective implementation of restrictive measures.
Posted on 27 April 2015 by
The EU, UN, and individual States increasingly rely on targeted sanctions to achieve foreign policy aims. Geo-political instability worldwide means this trend is likely to continue, posing significant risks for those individuals and businesses based in the Gulf and engaged in international trade, as well as charities operating globally.
Posted on 23 April 2015 by
Last year has been identified as the second worst year on record regarding the imprisonment of journalists worldwide. With no fewer than 221 journalists put behind bars last year according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an understanding of their legal rights and protections is more important than ever.
Posted on 17 April 2015 by Carter-Ruck
Politicians will be in the spotlight more than ever as the general election, set for Thursday 7 May, approaches. Likely as not, they will accept what is said and written about them as part of the rough and tumble of British politics. Politicians are not people who go into public life with thin skins. But sometimes, the media go too far.
Posted on 13 March 2015 by
As the new serious harm requirement begins to take shape, we are reminded that publication to even just a few people can provide a basis for a libel action.