Official Information in UK Law

  • European Commission publishes Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) implementing regulation in the Official Journal
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The European Commission implementing regulation ((EU) 2017/1469) on the format and content of the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) was published in the Official Journal of the European...
  • UK ICO Fines Vote Leave £40,000 for Unsolicited Texts
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has fined Vote Leave Limited (the UK’s official Brexit campaign) £40,000 for sending almost 200,000 unsolicited texts promoting the aims of the campaign.
    ...The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has fined Vote Leave Limited (the official Brexit campaign) £40,000 for sending almost 200,000 unsolicited texts ......
  • Official Secrets” opens today. Good reviews for Hollywood take on UK whistleblower
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    While working as a translator for the a British spy agency, Katherine Gun leaked a government memo to the press. In doing so, she violated the country’s Official Secrets Act. The memo detailed a re...
    ......In doing so, she violated the country’s Official Secrets Act. The memo detailed a request for damaging information the UK and US wanted to use as leverage with UN Security Council members reluctant to vote for the 2003 Iraq war. “Official Secrets,”a movie ......
  • Alert: Who Owns a Bribe: the Bribed Public Official or the Defrauded State?
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    A public official receives a bribe to award a contract. Does the bribe "belong" to the official or to the state that he or she represents? The answer to the question can matter a great de...
    ......claims available to that state when it pursues the proceeds . of corruption. . This information is a general description of the law; it is not intended to . provide specific legal advice nor is it intended to create an attorney-. client ......
  • Brexit: UK Government Publishes EU Exit Plan - Official policy document outlines agenda on laws, workers’ rights, trade and free movement of people
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The UK Government published its long-awaited official policy document on Brexit – the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) – on 2 February, 2017, which outlined many of its goals for the Br...
    ...... . In the White Paper, the Government commits to providing as much Brexit . information as it can without undermining the national interest before and . throughout the negotiations. Some of the key aspects of the Brexit policy . include: ......
  • UK Bribery Act – Publication of Government Guidance
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Guidance Issued The UK Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited official guidance (the Guidance) on anti-corruption compliance procedures, which organisations should implement ...
    ...... Issued The UK Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited official guidance (the Guidance) on anti-corruption compliance procedures, which ...For more information, please contact your regular McDermott lawyer, or: Brigid Breslin: +44 20 ......
  • First UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement Agreed by SFO
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    At a hearing on November 30, 2015, Southwark Crown Court approved the first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in the UK. DPAs have been available for use by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) since ...
    ......government officials by two senior executives at SBT and were presented as fees owed to a ...and the totality of the information that was provided to the SFO. The successful negotiation of this DPA was ......
  • If I could turn back prosecutorial time...
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The case of R v AIL, GH and RH, one of the first the Court of Appeal has considered in 2016, is an interesting one from the perspective of all white-collar crime practitioners. The Court of Appea...
  • Brexit: It’s Finally Official After nine months of discussion and debate, Article 50 has been triggered
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Nine months after a majority of the United Kingdom’s electorate voted to leave the European Union (EU) in the referendum of 23 June, 2016, the country’s government has today (29 March, 2017) formal...
    ......Common Travel Area; . 5. Controlling immigration; . For more information, contact the . King & Spalding Brexit . Committee, comprising: . Ilan Kotkis . ikotkis@kslaw.com . Daniel Friel . dfriel@kslaw.com . Jules Quinn . ......
  • Tangled
    • Mondaq UK
    ...The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Information Commissioner (IC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), ... 1998 to act as the UK's independent regulator promoting access to official information and protecting personal information. Both bodies have ......
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