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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies, a framework which was previously largely, but not exclusively, set out by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA 2000).
The provisions relating to the interception of communications repeal and replace the interception of communications provisions in RIPA 2000. For information on the previous regime under RIPA 2000, see Practice Note: Regulation of investigatory powers under RIPA 2000.
For more information on acquisition of communications data, see Practice Note: Acquisition and disclosure of communications data under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.
It is an offence for a person intentionally and without lawful authority to intercept any communication in the course of its transmission by means of public post or public or private telecommunications system in the UK.
A public telecommunications system is any part of the telecommunication system which is offered to the public, or to a substantial section of the public in the UK. Telecommunications system includes mobile telephones and electronic communication and emails.
It is an offence for a person intentionally and without lawful authority to intercept at any place in the UK any communication in the course of its transmission by means of private telecommunications system. There are specific exceptions where the person effecting the interception:
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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
Broadly, the doctrine of overreaching enables purchasers (which includes tenants and mortgagees) in good faith for money or money’s worth to rely solely on the legal title. In the case of registered land, this means the entries entered on the register of title, as it records ownership of the legal
Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by the British Property Federation and are free to use. The CPSEs include specific environmental enquiries at enquiry 15 and there are several
This Practice Note is an archive of news from the Loan Market Association (LMA) on LMA documentation and related topics. It covers LMA updates from early 2013 to January 2016. For the latest LMA developments since January 2016, see Practice Note: Loan Market Association (LMA)—latest news on
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