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Month: October 2016 (Page 2 of 5)

History repeated as IPSO morphs into the PCC – Steven Barnett

sir-alan-mosesAnyone reading last week’s newspaper editorials  in newspapers such as the Mail or the Telegraph will know that our press is anxious. This week, the independent Press Recognition Panel – established by Parliament as part of the post-Leveson framework – is meeting to decide whether to confer recognition status on Impress, a self-regulator established in order to meet the Charter criteria for genuinely effective and independent self-regulation. Continue reading

Case Law: AB Bank v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Court refuses to permit service of Norwich Pharmacal order out of jurisdiction – David Whitehead

ab-bankIn AB Bank Ltd v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC ([2016] EWHC 2082 (Comm)), Teare J set aside a Norwich Pharmacal Order (“NPO”) made against a bank in the UAE on the basis that the court had no jurisdiction to serve the order on the bank out of the jurisdiction because none of the permitted jurisdictional gateways under Practice Direction 6B to the Civil Procedure Rules were applicable. Continue reading

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