March 2019 - Matrix Chambers
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Month: March 2019

Publication and Privacy Proceedings CFAs, abolition of success fees, some practical guidance – Emma Foubister

In November 2018, the Government announced that from 6 April 2019 conditional fee agreement (‘CFA’) success fees would no longer be recoverable from opponents in defamation and privacy claims. A statutory instrument (2018 No.1287) gave effect to that announcement.  This means that success fees (but not ATE premiums) will cease to be recoverable for all CFAs […]

Brexit round up – Week commencing 18 March 2019

Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution Philippe Sands QC has written an article for The Guardian, arguing that Geoffrey Cox has no grounds to change his mind on the Northern Ireland backstop. Sam Fowles has written an article for the UK Constitutional Law Association […]

Brexit round up – Week commencing 11 March 2019

Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution Research by the LSE’s Sara Hobolt and her colleagues suggests that Remain and Leave are becoming crucial political identities, rivalling more familiar influences like party identification and class in their explanatory power and, potentially, their electoral consequences. Scottish […]

Brexit round up – Week commencing 4 March 2019

Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution David Mundell has accused Nicola Sturgeon of trying to pursue a no-deal Brexit in order to realise her ‘independence fantasy’. Brian Kenna, chairman of the political party Saoradh and a dissident republican, has stated that Brexit is a […]

DCMS Report: Time to regulate social media? by Zoe McCallum

Last month the Commons DCMS Committee on Disinformation and Fake News [pdf] recommended a new regulator for tech companies and an enhanced role for the ICO, paid for by a levy on tech giants. These recommendations were highly political, made against a background of public trust in big tech declining in the wake of Cambridge Analytica […]