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Correspondence sent by third parties to a firm in the course of a matter generally belongs to the client, and copies of that correspondence made by the firm for its own benefit or protection generally belong to the firm—see Q&A: Who owns the matter file?
However, the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 provides that data subjects have the right to obtain confirmation from a data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, and where it is, a right of access to the personal data and certain further information—see Practice Note: Data subject rig
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The Financial Conduct Authority Handbook (FCA Handbook) includes sourcebooks to regulate the conduct of business by a regulated firm relevant to insurers: the Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) and the Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (ICOBS). This Practice Note considers how these
BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies,
What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a claimant’s right to recover additional liabilities from the defendant, ie success fees and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums. The relevant CPR
This Practice Note considers claims for damages for breach of statutory duty. For guidance on claims for damages for a negligent breach of duty of care outside a statutory duty, see Practice Notes:•Negligence—when does a duty of care arise?•Negligence—when is the duty of care breached?Breach of
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