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Trustees' duties and powers when making investment decisions

October 12 2016 Before making investment decisions it is vital that trustees understand both: (a) their powers and duties when managing, investing and reviewing the…

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse: the UK debate, the Australian experience, and a different perspective from Germany

June 20 2016 Recent cases of child abuse in the UK, for example the murder of Peter Connolly (known as “Baby P”), have shocked a public slowly waking up to the…

Dirty Laundry - How the dating app famous for threesomes is responding to legal action from Tinder with a hashtag and dirty socks

July 6 2016 If you find dating apps confusing, you are not alone. Match Group, the owners of Tinder (the most popular dating app in the world) appear to share…

Sir Elton John loses anonymity: reporting restrictions in the Employment Tribunal

July 26 2016 On 17 July 2016 another injunction hit the headlines, with The Sun on Sunday trumpeting that it had "won" a legal fight against Sir Elton John. The…

Brexit developments in the Financial Services Sector

August 16 2016 Since the result of the EU Referendum, the City has been considering the best options for the financial services sector as Britain plans to leave the…

Fundraising adjudication and investigation reports - some emerging themes

October 14 2016 In recent months, the Fundraising Standards Board (the FRSB) has published several adjudication and investigation...

Brexit - The Great Repeal

October 13 2016 Brexit raises legal implications in almost every area. The UK's obligations under the Treaties raise issues of international law, while the role of…

Trustees' duties and powers when making investment decisions

October 12 2016 Before making investment decisions it is vital that trustees understand both: (a) their powers and duties when managing, investing and reviewing the…

Separating the sting: Court takes a fresh look at what is defamatory

September 26 2016 Danny Simpson brought proceedings against MGN Limited for an article published on the Daily Mirror's website. The article alleged that Mr Simpson's…

Is it interesting? New judgment considers the scope of the ‘public interest’ defence

September 26 2016 This was the first case to substantively consider in detail the new 'public interest' defence since the Defamation Act 2013 came into force…