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Consultation on new sentencing guidelines for health & safety related offences

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 30 2015

The Sentencing Council, an independent body charged with developing sentencing guidelines for Courts, launched a consultation on 13 November 2014 to

“An Englishman does not travel abroad in a cocoon” - Court of Appeal decision reaffirms the importance of credible evidence on local standards

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2015

When pursuing a claim for damages against a tour operator, the question of liability is ordinarily decided with reference to local standards, rather

Revamped Part 36 changes to rules on offers

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2015

The Part 36 mechanism contained with the Civil Procedure Rules remains a crucial tool for solicitors who handle personal injury work. It enables

Cedell v. Farmers where are we now?

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 27 2015

In Cedell v. Farmers Insurance Company of Washington, 176 Wn.2d 686 (2013), the Washington Supreme Court significantly restricted an insurer’s

Expecting the unexpected: how to prepare for, respond to, and survive a search warrant

  • Jones Day
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  • USA
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  • January 24 2015

It is a company's worst nightmare. Out of the blue, government agents appear at the reception desk armed with a search warrant, demanding access to

Public entities can inadvertently waive privilege in response to a Public Records Act request

  • Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 23 2015

California's Public Records Act (PRA) law requires public entities to make their public records open for inspection and copying. Environmental

European Parliament demands legal communications are protected from surveillance

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • European Union
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  • January 23 2015

Following the frank admission by the Dutch Minister of Security that a law firm, Prakken d'Oliveira, had been under surveillance for years by the

Contracts with consumers where can a business sue and be sued?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 23 2015

Where a business has directed its activities to an EU member state in which a consumer is domiciled, two consequences follow: (i) it can generally

A company’s death can kill attorney-client privilege

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 22 2015

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently denied the assertion of attorney-client privilege by a former inhouse attorney subpoenaed for documents

Blogs, texts, Facebook can raise marketing ethics issues for lawyers

  • Thompson Hine LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 22 2015

What are the legal ethics rules for using social media to market your legal practice? Judging from what's out there, some lawyers view the social