Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

The UK Government has published the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, one of the key measures outlined in the recent Queen’s Speech to encourage economic growth. [s2If !is_user_logged_in()] Please login to read the article [/s2If] [s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)] The Bill aims to: improve the employment tribunal system Encourage parties to come together to settle their dispute before an employment tribunal […]

Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Reference: UK/1999/C/23 The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 deals with a person’s competence in giving evidence in the criminal courts and contains additional restrictions on the use of certain types of evidence. The legislation is relevant for criminal proceedings in IT-related matters. Criminal evidence The Act provides for the referral of offenders under 18 to […]

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

Reference: UK/2005/C/15 The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 established the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Main provisions The Act provides for the establishment & functions of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA); makes provision about investigations, prosecutions, offenders and witnesses in criminal proceedings and the protection of persons involved in investigations or proceedings; provides for […]

The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008

The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008

Reference: UK/2008/SI/2986 The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 transpose the EU Rome II Regulation into UK law. The EU Regulation deals with applicable law relating to non-contractual obligations, and particularly focuses on where harm has been done through the consumer’s use of information society services. EU regulation The Regulations implement […]

The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009

The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009

Reference: UK/2009/SI/3064 The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009 transpose the EU’s Rome I Regulation which came into operation on 17th December 2009. This instrument lays down uniform choice of law rules in relation to claims in contract. Rome I Regulation The Regulations implement Regulation (EC) 593/2008 of the European Parliament […]