I remember being told by my University Property lecturer that the future of property transactions would be changed by the Land Registry’s plans for electronic conveyancing (e-conveyancing)…
As you may recall from this blog on 31 October 2011, the Bribery Act 2010 came into force in the UK on 1 July 2011. The Act, which was seen as the largest revamp of the Laws of Bribery for a significant period created four separate categories of offence. On 18 November 2011, the first sentence was handed down under the Act following the first prosecution.
When browsing consumer websites you may have noticed the Facebook “like” button which is now a common feature. The “like feature” has recently been the subject of an investigation by data protection officials in Germany.
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will recall that a few weeks ago we mentioned changes to the Patents County Court (“the PCC”) procedure.
In Carillion Construction Ltd. v Stephen Andrew Smith  EWHC 2910 (TCC) (10 November 2011) the court was asked to consider whether a dispute referred to adjudication by the defendant in 2011 was in substance the same as a dispute referred to adjudication in 2003.
Many businesses use e-mail alerts for their clients and customers to update them as to news stories or general matters which may be of interest to them. A recent case in the Court of Appeal (The Newspaper Licensing Agency & Others v Meltwater Holding BV & Others) in respect of copyright infringement in newspaper headlines and articles by a news aggregation service may be of interest to such businesses.
Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander will today provide more information on the Government’s new Growing Places development fund, including how much of the £½ billion total fund will be allocated to each region.