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07 December 2022 - News

Fraud in the Private Wealth Context

It is notorious that rates of ‘fraud’ are at an all-time high. Estimates from the Crime Survey for England and Wales indicated that c. 4.6 million fraud offences were committed in the year ending March 2021, a 24% increase on…

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05 December 2022 - News

Government announces new laws criminalising intimate image abuse to better protect victims of digital exploitation

The Government announced on the 25 November 2022 a number of planned amendments to the Online Safety Bill that will expand the protections available for victims of intimate image abuse and target those who share so-called ‘deepfake’ images or videos.…

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23 November 2022 - News

Watch this space – Is this the end for public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK?

A successful challenge has been made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to the existence of public registers containing information on the beneficial owners of registered entities. The CJEU has just released a ground-breaking judgment making…

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21 November 2022 - News

Police and disproportionate data retention

A recent High Court case demonstrates that the Police don’t have an automatic right to hold information about individuals indefinitely. The decision in AB V Chief Constable British Transport Police [2022] EWHC 2749 (KB) (7 November 2022) illustrates the scope…

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18 November 2022 - News

Another nail in the coffin for low value data breach claims

The recent judgment of Mr Justice Knowles in Driver v CPS [2022] EWHC 2500 (KB), awarding just £250 damages, is yet another helpful decision which businesses will welcome for the common sense approach adopted to a low value data breach…

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13 October 2022 - Announcement

Harbottle & Lewis advises on sale of Kindle Entertainment to Banijay Kids & Family

Harbottle & Lewis has advised the shareholders of Kindle Entertainment, an award-winning, female-led production company, on the sale of the company to Banijay Kids & Family. The move will strengthen Banijay’s offering within the Family & Kids section allowing it…

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