Inside Disputes

Inside Disputes

Issue 9
Blackmail – how serious is the menace?

Blackmail – how serious is the menace?

Blackmail is becoming more prevalent. Responding to it is a delicate task, with a number of potential pitfalls.

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Google could face damages claims after record breaking fine

Google could face damages claims after record breaking fine

A €4.3 billion fine for Google in relation to anti-competitive practices within the EU could potentially open up the company to a raft of private competition damages actions.

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Playboy not owed duty of care by bank

Playboy not owed duty of care by bank

In October 2010, Hassan Barakat wanted to gamble at the London Playboy Club. He requested a cashing facility for up to $800,000.

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Spotlight on data protection claims against the press

Spotlight on data protection claims against the press

The ability of media organisations to hold personal data on individuals with a view to publication is under the spotlight in a high-profile case now being referred to the European Court of Justice (CJEU).

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Amendments to contracts - "No oral modifications"

Amendments to contracts - "No oral modifications"

Picture the unfortunately common scenario: The Party A person with responsibility for the day-to-day performance of a commercial contract orally agrees some variation over the telephone with Party B's representative, under full authority to do so on behalf of Party A.

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UWOs in the spotlight again

UWOs in the spotlight again

The government introduced unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) in January of this year through the Criminal Finances Act.

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