Category: Legal News

EU Parliament approves new copyright rules which could have ‘catastrophic’ implications

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have approved articles 11 and 13 in a recent vote, in a move which could have ‘catastrophic’ implications for the internet, it has been warned.

Justice Committee’s recommendation welcomed by cycling campaigners

A recommendation by the Justice Select Committee, looking into the Government’s proposals to increase the small claims limit for personal injuries, has been welcomed by Cycling UK.

UK M&A activity reached £217 billion in 2017

UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity reached  £217 billion in 2017, with many deals spurred on by falls in the value of Sterling, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.

Google chief executive embroiled in bitter neighbour dispute

A Google chief executive living in London has become embroiled in a bitter dispute with his neighbour over an incredibly small extension.

‘Nuisance neighbours’ growing more common, research suggests

A new study suggests that an increasing number of British householders are causing neighbourly disturbances.

New PRA rules to shake-up mortgage ‘stress tests’ for landlords

Imminent new rules in relation to so-called mortgage ‘stress tests’ will be phased in between now and October 2017, and could make it more difficult for buy-to-let landlords with large portfolios to access new mortgages.

Thousands who registered LPAs this financial year to receive refunds from OPG

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is to repay an estimated £89m to thousands of people who have registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at some point during the current financial year.

Drone users “must be registered” in regulation overhaul

The UK Government plans to introduce new legislation requiring drone users to register their vehicles and complete a safety awareness course.

Project manager ordered to pay £14.8 million after glass window falls from 26-storey tower

The High Court has ordered project management firm Lendlease to pay £14.8 million after a glass window fell from the 17th floor of one of its buildings onto the street below.

Parties lock horns over key Repeal Bill

The Repeal Bill – which will transfer thousands of laws previously agreed by the EU onto the British statute book – is being published today.