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What is the history of the botnet?

November 2 2012 Due to a number of factors (such as the fast paced, global and highly secretive nature of botnets) it is difficult to put together a chronological and linear ‘history of the botnet’.

Man jailed for posting “despicable” comments about April Jones and Madeleine McCann

December 18 2012 Matthew Woods, 19, from Chorley, Lancashire, posted "despicable" and derogatory comments about April Jones and Madeleine McCann on Facebook.

Best endeavours - when is your best good enough?

January 3 2013 Sometimes contractors, suppliers, subcontractors or consultants (as the case may be) are not confident enough to agree in a contract that they will be…

Paying for environmental damage

October 29 2012 The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 (“the Regulations”) imposed legal obligations on businesses, public bodies and charities to prevent and report threats or actual damage to the environment.

Fifth man charged in FSA’s largest insider dealing case

January 3 2013 Back in October 2012, the FSA charged Martyn Dodgson, Andrew Hind, Benjamin Anderson and Iraj Parvizi with conspiracy to insider deal between 1st November…

Scott Young doesn’t get off scot-free

January 18 2013 This week the press have reported upon two prison sentences that the High Court have handed down during acrimonious divorce and financial remedy…

Redfearn v United Kingdom [2012] ECHR 1878

January 17 2013 Public sector employers must now tread very carefully when dealing with employees who are affiliated to nationalist political parties and, perhaps…

Spinal injuries –what happens when things go wrong with treatment?

January 17 2013 Compression of the spinal cord can have many causes including direct trauma due to road traffic accidents, sporting injuries or an underlying medical…

Who's the daddy?

January 16 2013 The Telegraph recently reported the story of a husband who was awarded £25,000 in damages after his former wife falsely led him to believe that he…

Final notice: Michael Lee Thommes

January 15 2013 The Financial Services Authority ("FSA") has today issued a Final notice in respect of Mr Michael Lee Thommes. The Final Notice states that a…