Posted on 21 August 2015 by
This week, the hacking group “Impact Team” has released personal data stolen from online married persons dating site Ashley Madison. The site, based in Canada and owned by Avid Life Media Inc, controversially encourages its members to have affairs.
Posted on 19 August 2015 by
Defamation claimants face a higher threshold, the Court has clarified, in a further examination of the “serious harm” test introduced by section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.
Posted on 18 August 2015 by
The imposition of targeted sanctions presents an array of challenges for businesses and individuals made subject to them.
Posted on 06 August 2015 by
For those who have been seriously libelled, bringing an action for defamation remains the principal route to securing vindication and compensation for the reputational harm that has been caused. There is little disagreement among libel practitioners, however, that this has been become an increasingly difficult route for complainants over recent years.
Posted on 03 August 2015 by
Peter Smith has been published in the most recent volume of the prestigious Denning Law Journal. His article considers the case of Mba v London Borough of Merton in the Court of Appeal, and analyses aspects of employment law and human rights which surround the case.
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Posted on 16 July 2015 by Carter-Ruck
This piece makes for interesting reading. As we noted here, the United States is now arguably the real home of the chilling effect, but the FT is right. We find ourselves advising increasing numbers of people and businesses who have been libelled via social media.
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.