Our Legislation Review blog reviews the impact of new laws as well as considering the potential impact of proposed changes to the law
An update on the Homelessness (Review Procedure etc) Regulations 2018 now out! Keith Chipato, pupil barrister at Invictus Chambers, reports.
The Homelessness (Review Procedure etc.) Regulations 2018/223 (“the Regulations”) were published recently and are due to come into effect on 3 April 2018, at the same time as the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. The only exception is Part 4 of the Regulations which comes into effect on 1 October 2018. The Regulations include further requirements […]
Background The General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679/EC) has been in force since 25.05.16 and becomes applicable from 25.05.18 and as a result a significant number of companies (establishments in GDPR speak) are well advanced in their preparations. While it does not affect many, the issues surrounding the handling of child data are of concern to […]
Proposals for a new disclosure regime in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales. A review by Martha Lewis, tenant at Invictus Chambers.
The existing disclosure regime Part 31 of the CPR sets out the rules on disclosure for both the fast track (FT) and multi-track (MT). The most common type of disclosure on these tracks is standard disclosure, which applies to all FT claims and to MT personal injury claims. For all other MT claims, CPR 31.5(7) […]
Employers’ duties to prevent illegal working in the UK. An overview by Shaheen Mamun, litigation assistant at Invictus Chambers
The United Kingdom has always played a substantial role in international business and trade and is now faced with the prospect of becoming an independent global trading hub post Brexit. It will inevitably remain the case that UK based organisations will seek to acquire top talent in its staff to compete in its respected field. […]
Should the adoption of a reserved powers model of devolution in Wales be accompanied by the establishment of a separate legal jurisdiction? By Rhodri Jones, pupil barrister at Invictus Chambers
The imminent withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the recent publication of a report by the House of Commons Justice Committee on the Implications of Brexit for the Justice System have led to renewed calls for a separate legal jurisdiction for Wales. In its October 2014 report on the Wales […]
Introduction One feature of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679), which has been in force since 25th May 2016 and which comes into effect on 25th May 2018, is that it pays frequent reference to the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. In European law the Charter, which incorporates Churchillian Human Rights into European law, trumps all […]
Ian Beeby, tenant at Invictus Chambers, reviews recent changes to the law governing data protection. What is made in Europe but will apply even after Brexit; in force now but not in effect until May 2018; and likely to create a new branch of the legal profession and a new arm of corporate governance? Answer: […]
On 3rd October 2016 new rules came into force which had the effect of restructuring Part 52 of the Civil Procedure Rules, the body of court rules governing how civil appeals are dealt with in England and Wales. The new rules, inter alia, removed the automatic right to an oral hearing to renew an […]
Katherine Gittins, pupil at Invictus Chambers, reviews the current law and procedure governing Bankruptcy Restriction Orders. Bankruptcy is often viewed as the unsavoury but necessary last resort for creditors seeking payment when there is no money to settle the debt. But is this the end? In some cases, the answer is no. What is a bankruptcy restriction […]
Private Members Bills only occasionally pass through Parliament in to law. When they do, not being headline Government policy, they can take the legal profession by surprise. The classic example in housing law is the Mortgage Repossession (Protection of Tenants etc) Act 2010, which changed the landscape in mortgage cases in a way many were […]