October 2013 Archive

The regulation of crowdfunding – Long awaited FCA report and consultation published

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As part of its consultation on the transfer of the regulation of consumer credit from the OFT to the FCA on 1 April 2014, the FCA published its long awaited report and consultation on the regulation of crowdfunding in the UK: seeking to strike a balance between investor protection and promoting effective competition in the crowdfunding marketplace. More …

OFT calls for information on the provision of the undergraduate higher education

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Last week, the Office of Fair Trading announced that it was calling for information about the way in which the undergraduate system of higher education works. More …

BULLETIN: Mediation and ADR - Autumn 2013 update

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Welcome to the Autumn update from the Mediation and ADR team at Blake Morgan, in which we look at important mediation news and topical legal updates. More …

Assets of community value

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Provisions in the Localism Act 2011 came into force on 21 September 2012 providing for a list to be maintained by councils of 'assets of community value'. More …

Section 31(6): What's in it for you?

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There are many processes that can be followed in the legal system but as a landowner one that you should care about is that laid down under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980. More …

BULLETIN: Rural and Agriculture law news - October 2013

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Welcome to the latest edition of our Rural and Agriculture group's quarterly ebulletin. More …

Estate rent charges - The new registration requirements

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An unfortunate and unintended consequence has arisen following the introduction, on 6th April 2013, of new registration requirements at Companies House for companies and LLPs entering into security documents, and those affected are entitled to feel bemused and disappointed as the Government's stated policy is to reduce red tape, for business in particular, and this is an inadvertent step in the opposite direction. More …

BULLETIN: Dispatches law news, October 2013

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Our Higher Education group publishes a regular ebulletin 'dispatches' to keep you up-to-date with news and topical issues affecting the sector. More …

BULLETIN: Immigration update Oct 2013

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Starting on 1 October, the Immigration Rules will incorporate a series of changes announced on 6 September. More …

Data protection: First case on compensation and guidance on subject access requests

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The Court of Appeal has recently given judgment in what is believed to be one of the first cases addressing the issue of compensation for distress under s13(2) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). S13(2) provides that an individual who suffers distress by reason of any breach of the requirements of the DPA is entitled to compensation if the individual also suffers damage. More …