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MAY
25

Commercial and Litigation Department; May 2017

london solicitorsTo all our commercial clients and prospective commercial clients,

April is always a busy month in the legal world, as Bills receive Royal Assent to become Acts of Parliament, and this year was no different as twenty new Acts came into force, making a total of thirty in 2017 so far. In addition, what would appear to be the last Spring budget for the foreseeable future has meant that both companies and individuals alike will no doubt be feeling the effects of these new socio-political/socio-economic changes fairly soon, and with an election just around the corner and Brexit negotiations becoming a “brutal reality” (according to The Economist), who knows what the future holds!

At Lewis Nedas Law we always strive to stay on top of our game, and now that some of these changes have started to come into effect, we thought that now would be the time to give a little snapshot of just some of the areas that we know about that might interest you. We’ve also thrown in some recent cases for good measure.

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MAY
09

The Digital Economy Act 2017 has arrived!

cybercrimeThis very wide ranging (and much criticised) statute has finally been enacted. Amongst its many topics include; access to online pornography, government data sharing and a massive increase in the maximum sentences for Copyright Infringement Offences.

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MAY
02

Beware, a voluntary police interview is not a cosy chat with the authorities

police interviewThere has been a substantial culture shift by police since 2014, in particular, towards the use of voluntary interviews of suspects, rather than interviews under arrest, which are necessarily protected by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE). There are a number of reasons for the huge increase in the use of these voluntary interviews:

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APR
28

Non Recent (historic) sexual abuse investigations in Sport under Operation Hydrant

One of the relatively new strands of investigation under Operation Hydrant will focus upon allegations of non recent sexual abuse in Football, as a result of the allegations made by 20 high profile, former Premier League footballers who waived their right to anonymity. 

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MAR
14

Jurisdiction and Post-Brexit Britain

brexit 1Several EU initiatives have harmonised the cross-border litigation rules applicable across the European Union. But what will happen to these rules post-Brexit? And how will the UK adapt its own rules to meet a post-Brexit Britain?

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