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On 7 May 2019, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal applied to the Legal Services Board for approval to alter its rules, to allow it to decide cases on the civil standard of proof. If it is successful, solicitors facing future misconduct charges will have their cases assessed according to the arguably less stringent balance of probabilities, rather than beyond reasonable doubt (the standard of proof adopted by the criminal courts) which is currently applied.
Historically the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has not enforced health and safety at work legislation in areas where safety is sufficiently protected by alternative law enforcement authorities.
Businesses must carefully consider the possible interruption and consequences of changes to environmental legislation and regulation that Brexit would bring. In the event of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) with a deal, there will be a transition period providing continuity during that time.
As one of the largest studies on attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to date, our new report explores public support across the globe and insights from key industry leaders.
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
The ICO has threatened British Airways with a record £183.4 million fine under the GDPR, following a well-publicised Magecart attack last year.
The results of the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commissions’ joint preliminary consultation into the safe regulation of autonomous vehicles (AVs), echo the importance of manufacturers working collaboratively with government and insurers on data management in the new driverless vehicles environment.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
For most of us 2017 was the year when we first heard the word “blockchain”. That year also saw the value of bitcoin grow 1,300 percent and increasing interest in “digital assets” such as cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICO) using blockchain technologies.
Cyber attacks have been a board-level issue for many years, but as technological advances increase, the scale and scope of the threat increases in tandem. It is therefore not surprising that cyber security has joined privacy, data protection, modern slavery, anti-bribery and money laundering, amongst others, as a key element of any business’ corporate governance strategy.