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Landmark Decision For Clyde & Co's Clients: Queensland Fisheries Participants
Today, the Supreme Court of Queensland handed down an important interlocutory decision in Murphy Operator & Ors v Gladstone Ports Corporation & Anor (No.4) [2019] QSC 228.
20 Sep 2019
Regulatory Hearings – No Right To Remain Silent?
Sometimes it is better for a registrant not to give evidence to a fitness to practise panel. And they can do so safe in the knowledge that the panel cannot draw any adverse inferences – until now.
13 Aug 2019
Liability: No Breach Of Duty Where Hotel Guests Suffered Life-Changing Injuries Following Attack
The High Court has confirmed that hotels owe guests a duty to take reasonable care to protect them against injury caused by the criminal acts of third parties.
15 Jul 2019
On Appeal: Cardinal Pell Historic Child Sexual Abuse Case
To many he is a longstanding symbol of conservative Australian Catholicism whose aggressive reputation in respect of the defence of historical child sexual abuse cases involving the Catholic Church was confirmed...
24 Jun 2019
Can You Challenge A Criminal Conviction In A Civil Claim?
If you are convicted of a crime, can you contest that in a civil claim? In Vincent Friel v Dr Ian Brown [2019] CSOH 30 Lady Carmichael addressed the question of whether this would be an abuse of process
5 Jun 2019
A Tougher Pensions Regulator – And Gaining More Powers
These changes will affect all employers with defined benefit pension schemes – especially where M&A or re-financing transactions are proposed.
13 Mar 2019
Deferred Prosecution Agreements - Should They Be Taken Off The Shelves?
Since the introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements into the UK in February 2014 there have been four reported cases to date.
30 Jan 2019
Cyber Fraud - Follow The Money
In 2018 we saw clients of all sizes, sectors and domicile affected by cyber-security breaches. Perhaps the most prevalent in the commodities and trading sector ...
21 Jan 2019
Fraudulent Wire Transfer Scams Will Continue To Increase
Insurers must be ready to meet the challenge.
United States
3 Jan 2019
UAE Updates Cybercrimes Law
The United Arab Emirates has issued a series of amendments to its Cybercrimes Law, including harsher penalties and sanctions for those who commit technology-related offences.
United Arab Emirates
4 Oct 2018
Scottish Government To Consider Financial Redress Scheme For Historic Abuse Cases
How should victims of historic abuse be compensated?
17 Sep 2018
Five Questions You Should Ask About Bahrain's New Data Protection Law
The Kingdom of Bahrain has become the second country in the GCC to issue a national data protection law.
United Arab Emirates
7 Sep 2018
Supreme Court Rules On Scope Of Information Included In Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates
The Supreme Court has ruled that disclosure of an individual's rape acquittal within an Enhanced Criminal Record Check...
31 Aug 2018
Australia Introduces National Redress Scheme For Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia has established the National Redress Scheme in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
6 Jul 2018
Inconduites sexuelles : fin de l'incertitude sur la nouvelle période de radiation de 5 ans
Le Tribunal des professions met un terme à l'incertitude découlant de l'entrée en vigueur du Projet de loi 98 ayant, entres autres, amendé à la hausse les sanctions liées aux infractions déontologiques commises...
2 May 2018
Police: Commissioner Of Police Of The Metropolis v DSD And Another (Supreme Court)
The Supreme Court has held Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) imposes an operational duty on the police force to conduct a proper investigation into allegations of ill-treatment.
26 Feb 2018
Supreme Court Of India: New Guidelines For Preventing Misuse Of Section 498A Of Code Of Criminal Procedure. 1898
The question before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India ("Apex Court") in Criminal Appeal No. 1265/2017 (Rajesh Sharma & Ors. vs State of UP) was whether any directions are called for to prevent the misuse...
7 Sep 2017
Culpability For Stadium Disasters In South Africa
On 11 April 2001, spectators poured into the iconic Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg for the world famous Soweto derby football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
South Africa
9 Aug 2017
Global Rise In Manslaughter & Officer Convictions Relating To Health & Safety Breaches
In recent months we have written about the growing trend of prosecuting individuals for health and safety breaches in Australia, particularly in relation. to manslaughter charges.
5 Jul 2017
Motorists Beware! New Guideline Means Tougher Sentence
Following the introduction earlier in the year of stricter penalties for using hand held mobile phones whilst driving, recent changes to the sentencing guidelines for more serious road traffic offences...
29 Jun 2017
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