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Free WiFi? ECJ assesses liability for copyright infringement

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled that a provider of a WiFi network which is freely open to the public cannot be held liable for copyright infringement carried out by users of the network. 

Law tech ‘disrupters’ gather at landmark London event

A new co-working space for legal tech innovators was launched today at the Legal Geek conference in London’s Shoreditch.

Do your homework

As with any type of property purchase, it’s important to think carefully before buying at auction, especially in light of some recent legal developments. Julia Dowdall, associate at Mishcon de Reya, explains

Aspect Magazine: Karen Sanig chooses her eight desert island pictures

Aspect Magazine is Ecclesiastical Magazine's annual art & heritage review.

The Rise and Rise of Financial Fraud

Rob Wynn Jones and Benedict Hamilton both working on the Joint Civil Recovery Working Group: a third way to combat fraud

The true anguish of divorce: children stuck in the middle

There is a new book about the heartbreaking effects of marital breakdown entitled Splitting Up — A Child’s Guide To A Grown Up Problem

Mandatory e-filing will leave inattentive UK firms out in the cold

In November 2015, after several years of preparation, part of the UK courts – including the Chancery Division of the High Court, the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court, the Mercantile Court and Admiralty Court, at the Royal Courts of Justice, Rolls Building, London – launched a pilot of a document e-filing system, managed by Thomson Reuters.

Brexit: May unveils Article 50 trigger plans; lawyers discuss IP implications

Yesterday, October 2, British Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March 2017, setting in motion the Brexit negotiation process.

Talk Talk’s Failed Appeal Shows Signs to Come for Data Protection Breaches

Talk Talk Telecom Group PLC (Talk Talk) is set to pay a penalty of £1,000 for its delay in notifying the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of a personal data breach.

Who's the daddy?

What is the legal reality of Bridget Jones' complicated love triangle?

After scolding FIFA on ethics, English soccer stands accused

When lecturing FIFA on ethics, English soccer leaders look like the moral arbiters of the game.

Fears over Labour’s lurch to the left

Gallows humour is rife among moderate councillors at this week’s Labour Party Conference.

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Caring for the community

Business improvement districts are having a powerful impact on people and places in London.

On track

Crossrail, the £15bn cross-London rail link, is now 75% complete. Some 31km of the 42km of tunnels that make up the line that runs from Reading in Berkshire to Shenfield in Essex have now been constructed. Susan Freeman, partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya and undisputed queen of networking, donned a hard hat and some hi-vis garb to find out how collaboration is at the heart of the project.

Asset Protection: Unauthorised Access

The current buzzwords of the offshore worlds are ‘transparency’ and ‘accountability’.

September Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

There have been three key consultations released by the Government in recent weeks, relevant to non-doms, UK taxpayers with offshore interests and partnerships.

Preserving Family Wealth Across the Generations

The high net worth community faces a plethora of challenges and risks to their wealth.

How the wealthy untie the knot

Barbara Reeves in BBC article

Chambers and Partners: Global Practice Guides - Legal Brexit

The Legal Brexit guide provides expert legal commentary on the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

Cyber is politics by other means

The release of highly personal information on Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, amongst other athletes from WADA (Word Anti-Doping Agency), seems to be the latest Cyber element in the continued geopolitical fallout.