Why you should focus on your online presence in 2021!

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The digital sector is one of the United Kingdoms (UK) most important sectors. It has a substantial economic value and has the potential to increase growth and innovation. The UK’s government has continued to improve policy and prepare legislation, that acknowledges the benefits of an open and thriving digital sector. In the UK’s non-financial sector e-commerce […]

Johnny Depp has applied to the Court of Appeal

Johnny Depp was refused permission to appeal against the High Court ruling of his libel claim. In judgement on 2 November 2020, Mr Justice Nicol said, “I have found that the great majority of alleged assaults of Ms Heard by Mr Depp have been proved to the civil standard”. “The exceptions are Incidents 6, 11”. […]

Proposals to regulate self-driving vehicles announced

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On 18 December 2020, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission announced proposals to regulate self-driving vehicles which ensure safety through legal framework. The main proposals include: A scheme that includes monitoring the vehicles performance and software updates throughout its life to ensure safety. Defining the responsibilities of fleet owners, […]

Brexit: Sending goods to and from the European Union?

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Since the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) on 31 December 2020 (end of the transition period) the rules on sending good to and from the EU have changed. You will now need to fill out customs forms when sending goods to the EU, unless sending from Northern Ireland. A brief note […]

Tougher laws criminalizing online bullying are being considered

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It has been reported that ministers are working with the Law Commission to create criminal offences which would allow prosecution of those responsible for online communications that caused “serious emotional distress” to a victim. Those convicted could potentially face up to two years imprisonment under seven new criminal “duty of care” laws. The offences could […]