The Law Society Conveyancing Committee recently issued a practice note taking the view that it is reasonable for solicitors to proceed with a purchase of a property without raising requisitions on a Non-Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge outstanding in excess of 12 years.
Sarah Reynolds, Partner, of the firm’s Commercial Law and Data Protection Department, and Rita Higgins, Solicitor, explore the issue of the use of cyber security attacks and what businesses can do to protect themselves.
In a recent judgment, the Court of Appeal (“the Court”) clarified the law relating to “legal holds” and in so doing, emphasised the duty on the part of legal advisors to advise their clients of their obligation to take reasonable steps to preserve documentation, including electronically stored information (“ESI”).
“Microstrain Limited trading as CubicM3 -v- John Delany, Ivan McFadden Joseph (otherwise Joe) Brennan, Lukasz Piorunkiewicz, Jackie McGovern, Patrick (otherwise Pat) Gavin and Resolute Engineering Group Limited And by Order of the Court Stephen Neill, ADS International, Inc. and Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. The High Court Record No. 2020/7472P”