What lawyers write - or don't write - at the top of letters and emails can adversely affect their clients or employers. The temptation to put
Where landlords of long residential leases carry out “qualifying works” or enter “long term agreements”, statute imposes requirements on them which
Insurers have traditionally used reservations of rights to remove any doubt as to their position with regard to, among other things, a defence to a claim under the express wording of a policy.
The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection has been successful in its appeal to the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) for disclosure of information contained in licences issued to Newcastle University under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
The Information Commissioner's Office has today published guidance on freedom of information legislation and research information applicable to public authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (there is separate legislation in Scotland).
It is well known that organisations have obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 to keep personal data secure and not to make unwarranted disclosures to third parties.
The fact that the adjudicator had received a without prejudice letter in evidence without the agreement of the defendant did not give rise to a valid claim of apparent bias.
It is hard to imagine a more difficult set of circumstances for a local authority than those explored in last month's Court of Appeal ruling.
Very often an insurer will commission reports from an “expert” to assist with their assessment of whether a claim, and how much of it, is covered by the policy.
Last month's Court of Appeal judgment finds that the then Education Secretary Ed Balls acted unlawfully in removing Sharon Shoesmith from her post as Director of Children's Services, and that Haringey Council also acted unlawfully when it went on to terminate her underlying contract of employment without notice.