Oliver Sullivan

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IBA Calls for End to Dismantling of Judiciary, and Reinstatement of Judges in Turkey

28th July 2016
The dismantling and restructuring of Turkey's judiciary by the country's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is in direct contravention of international legal norms and principles, as well as Article 138 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, and must end, states the International Bar Association (IBA). Further, the IBA leadership calls on President Erdogan to […]
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Online 'Lawyerless' Courts Could Provide Disadvantages in Access to Justice

27th July 2016
The Bar Council has responded to Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review. Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, said: “Efforts to modernise the courts and improve efficiencies in our justice system are essential. It is surely time to make a proper investment in our civil justice system for the future, to provide justice […]
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Judicial Review Judgement Has Wide Reaching Implications Given Ageing Prison Population

27th July 2016
In an important judgment given the ageing prison population, Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has secured an important judicial review success for the Ministry of Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice. In the case of Zifforah Tyrrell and HM Senior Coroner County Durham and Darlington and The Ministry of Justice, the issue concerned the […]
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What Do New Data Protection Regulations Mean for Retail Marketing Post-Brexit?

26th July 2016
Under new data protection regulation, consumers will have increased rights to object to processing of their personal information. Mark Fairbairn, Head of Retail at Equifax, explains what this could mean for retailers and both their online and offline marketing strategies. “The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), designed to protect consumer privacy and data […]
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Artist Puts Algorithm on Trial for Manslaughter

25th July 2016
A Goldsmiths, University of London MFA student has put a computer algorithm on trial for manslaughter in a piece of performance art that questions the accountability of artificial intelligence. A group of lawyers first performed artist Helen Knowles’ work, The Trial of Superdebthunterbot, at an April 2015 group exhibition. The project has since been restaged […]
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First-Time Buyers Forgo Legal Protection in Increasingly Complex House Purchases for Fear of Damaging Trust in Relationships

25th July 2016
First-time buyers looking to get their foot on the housing ladder are turning to increasingly complex ways to purchase their first home as rising house prices push the dream of owning a property out of reach for most of those trying to ‘go it alone’. New research conducted for law firm Simpson Millar finds that […]
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Bank Mellat v HM Treasury $4bn Litigation Slated for October

25th July 2016
The Bank Mellat Iranian sanctions litigation, which has been through both the UK Supreme Court and the European Union Court of Justice, is now going back to the High Court to deal with the damages claim. The claim is for $4 billion; the largest claim made against HM Treasury, and is slated to begin in […]
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