The following Pensions practice note Produced in partnership with Aneliese Sweeney of Arc Pensions Law LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (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 and IP completion day—the implications for pensions.
This Practice Note answers some commonly raised queries faced by pensions lawyers in relation to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018, and related issues. The Data Protection Act 2018 sits alongside the GDPR and sets out the framework for data protection law in the UK. It updates and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998.
For further information on the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, see Practice Notes:
Introduction to the EU GDPR and UK GDPR
The GDPR for pensions lawyers
The Data Protection Act 2018
The Withdrawal Agreement maintains the effect of the GDPR in the UK and allows personal data to continue to be transferred between the EEA and UK (and vice versa) during the implementation period in the same way
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Statutory declaration of solvencyA company enters voluntary liquidation when the members of the company vote to do so by a special resolution. For more information, see Practice Note: What is a members' voluntary liquidation (MVL) and where/when is it typically used?Before the members can vote on a
This Practice Note identifies the main torts (bar negligence and nuisance, which are covered elsewhere in our related content) and their key characteristics. Specifically:•trespass to land•trespass to the person•privacy/defamation•liability for animals•employers' liability•product
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.Note: this Practice Note does not deal with the
Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done by a person who is not conscious of what they are doing. The act may be described as involuntary, but will not be regarded as such
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