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The end of “no fault” evictions?

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of the private rented sector in England, the Government has outlined plans to consult on new legislation to abolish “no fault” evictions, by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (“the Act”).

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Can Instagram take your profile from you?

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Contributing authors: Charlotte Ebbutt and Stephen Welfare

For many people their social media account is something that can feel intimately personal. You may have poured hours into gaining followers, or you may use it to quietly keep up to date with world events.  But whatever the level of engagement, the bottom line is that like your phone number or email address, your username is yours, right?

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Could directors be liable for failing to prepare for Brexit?

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Shareholders and investors can make claims against the directors of a company if the company underperforms because it has been mismanaged or a director has breached their duties. These claims could arise if a company suffers a loss from poor Brexit preparations. Mactavish, an insurance company, has warned that if the loss is a result of risks which were not properly disclosed, director and officer insurance policies could be invalid.

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The copyright directive – AI censorship for the internet.

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Yesterday, Tuesday 26 March, the EU Parliament voted to adopt the new copyright directive.

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What does the latest Supreme Court decision on Wells v Devani mean for estate agents, business transfer agents and consumers?

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The recent Supreme Court decision in Wells (Respondent) v Devani (Appellant) 2019 has important implications for estate agents, business transfer agents and consumers. This was an appeal relating to an earlier decision in the Court of Appeal, which we had reported on in Estate Agent Today magazine back in October 2017.

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Deal or No Deal: Now is the time to enforce judgments from EU Member States

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Do you currently hold an unsatisfied judgment, issued by an EU member state that you wish to enforce in the UK? Nicola Radcliffe, Associate in Dispute Resolution explains the potential risks you might face if you wait until after Brexit and what steps you should be taking now.

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Websites and visual impairment – is the lack of functionality on your website or app leaving you vulnerable to claims already sweeping the US?

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Companies from Prada to Domino’s Pizza are facing claims of their apps or websites failing to provide full and equal enjoyment of services offered to the visually impaired.

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IP battles: David vs Goliath

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In an intellectual property dispute, size doesn’t always matter. McDonald’s made the news in January when the fast food giant lost its trademark in the EU; but it is not the only case when David has taken on Goliath in court – and won. So what can we learn from these stories?

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We need to talk about Brexit. And GDPR. Yes, again.

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Believe us, we know. GDPR and Brexit are two of the most over-used terms from the past year and you are tired of hearing them. But bear with us: it’s where the two overlap that we’d like to focus on this time.

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Does your cyber insurance actually provide the protection you need?

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Insurance governance expert, Mactavish, has reported that market standard or ‘off the shelf’ cyber insurance policies do not always provide adequate cover for the cyber risks faced by most organisations.

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Drones – a new risk to privacy in the office

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Management of data risks is an ever-evolving responsibility. With recent media coverage of law firms photographing client documents on the desks of competitor firms the need to manage threats outside the building is now part of the risk management role. The latest threat to privacy faced by business is from the use of drones.

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Are your commercial contracts Brexit ready?

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Contributing authors: Stewart Wilkinson

Your commercial contracts may be vulnerable to political changes. Have you considered if you need to renegotiate? Or engage with your supply chain? Or add extra protection for your IP?

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