The following Dispute Resolution practice note Produced in partnership with Charlie Morgan (Senior Associate, Digital Law Lead (UK)) of Herbert Smith Freehills provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11.00 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit—implications for data protection.
This Practice Note considers the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and data protection issues that should or may be considered during disclosure in civil proceedings. It looks at the role of the CPR and GDPR during the disclosure process, the processing of personal data and special category data during disclosure, redaction of personal data, the position in relation to documents subject to legal professional privilege under relevant data protection provisions and data subject access requests (DSARs).
The GDPR became directly applicable on 25 May 2018 and introduced substantial amendments to EU and UK data protection law. The GDPR applies to every organisation, including law firms. DPA 2018 outlines provisions with regard to how the GDPR will apply in the UK.
Any references in this Practice Note to an ‘Article’ or ‘Articles’ relate to provisions in
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Dividends involve a distribution of cash or a distribution of non-cash assets (known as a distribution in kind or a distribution in specie).A scrip dividend (in a tax context, sometimes referred to as a stock dividend) allows a shareholder to receive new shares in a company as an alternative to a
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.You should also consider if the proceedings will be
An ad hoc arbitration is any arbitration in which the parties have not selected an institution to administer the arbitration. This offers parties flexibility as to the conduct of the arbitration, but less external support for the process. It can be quicker than institutional arbitration but not if
For guidance on the basic features of the doctrine of estoppel and the different classifications it has been subject to, see Practice Note: Estoppel—what, when and how to plead and related content.Promissory estoppel—what is it?Where A has, by words or conduct, made to B a clear and unequivocal
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