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Aug 19 2014

Waging War on Litigation Costs

By Damian Murphy & Tracey Stretton

On the evening of 19th September 2012 Andrew Mitchell MP, the chief whip, exchanged words with police officers at the gates to Downing Street as he sought to leave on his bicycle. What exactly was said in those few seconds is in debate, big debate. The direct consequences included the resignation of Mr. Mitchell MP, eight arrests, an imprisonment and two High Court actions for defamation. One indirect consequence has been the addition to the litigation lexicon of a new phrase; “to be Mitchelled”.

Apr 12 2014

Viel Aufregung, wenig Veränderung

By Helmut Sauro und Christian Kuß, LL.M.

Das letzte knappe Jahr hielt zahlreiche Enthüllungen zur Abhörtätigkeit nicht nur amerikanischer Geheimdienste bereit. Von Politik und Behörden gab es teils Beschwichtigungen, teils verbales Säbelrassen, aber kaum spürbare Veränderungen. Helmut Sauro und Christian Kuß stecken das rechtliche Feld ab und fragen, was die nationalen Datenschutzbehörden und die EU bewirken können.

Mar 19 2014

WHY SHOULD BANKING PROFESSIONALS AND LAWYERS BE INTERESTED IN BACKUP TAPES?

By Orion Wisness

Why should legal or other professionals involved in the financial world worry about backup tapes? Surely backup tapes are to do with data storage and something for the IT department to worry about – and haven’t they gone out of fashion anyway now that the cloud has taken off?