Hastily passed legislation that equipped the competition regulator with the clout to punish companies for breaches of consumer protection will probably spur litigation, lawyers say, although claims will be limited for now after the proposal to extend the class action scheme was abandoned.
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UK Digital Markets Law Will Spur Group Consumer Litigation

By Joanne Faulkner

Hastily passed legislation that equipped the competition regulator with the clout to punish companies for breaches of consumer protection will probably spur litigation, lawyers say, although claims will be limited for now after the proposal to extend the class action scheme was abandoned.

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Angolan Billionaire Dos Santos Fights £580M Asset Freeze

By Joanne Faulkner

The daughter of Angola's former president argued at the Court of Appeal Thursday that the wrong legal test had been applied when telecoms operator Unitel SA secured a £580 million ($740 million) freezing order against her assets.

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Fladgate Blames Client's Wrong Instructions On $26.5M Loss

By Eddie Beaver

Fladgate LLP has denied owing an investment fund an estimated $26.5 million for allegedly giving negligent advice, saying the client aiming to recover money owed under bonds supplied incorrect information from the outset.

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NHS Argues 'English Nationalism' Isn't Protected Belief

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley

A National Health Service trust urged an appellate tribunal on Thursday to reject a former employee's argument that his "English nationalism" should be considered a protected belief under employment law and that he therefore should not have been dismissed from his job.

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SECURITIES & BANKING

JP Morgan Had No Incentive To Devalue Fintech Joint Venture

By Ronan Barnard

J.P. Morgan had no reason to devalue a payment company it co-owned with fintech business Werealize, a London judge ruled Thursday, in a decision that ended the companies' dispute over the investment bank's option to buy out its partner's stake in their joint venture.

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EMPLOYMENT & BENEFITS

Trans Swimmer's Quest To Overturn Ban Denied By Panel

By David Steele

American swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman attempting to compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Paris next month, has lost in her bid to the international Court of Arbitration of Sport to overturn the ban on her eligibility by the world swimming governing body.

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Prison Officer Loses Sex Bias Claim Over Deadline Lapse

By Hanna Vioque

An officer at a prison for young men would have won his sex discrimination claim after getting suspended over sexual harassment allegations had he filed it on time, an Employment Tribunal has ruled.

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Black Support Worker Revives 'Monkey' Discrimination Case

By Jamie Lennox

A Black African care support worker has rekindled his discrimination complaint over a manager allegedly calling him a "monkey," convincing the Employment Appeal Tribunal that an earlier judge skipped over the specific use of the term that his claim related to.

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Cleaner's Transfer Claim Was Ignored, Appeals Court Rules

By Tabitha Burbidge

An appellate judge has given a cleaner a second shot at her unfair dismissal claim because a tribunal failed to consider whether her dismissal was connected to her move from one staffing business to another.

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LEGAL ETHICS & MALPRACTICE

Lawyer Struck Off For Fake Immigration Application Claims

By Sophia Dourou

A solicitor who was imprisoned for helping clients make bogus immigration applications to remain in the U.K. was struck off by a tribunal Thursday.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

High Court Ruling Sheds Light On Targets For Judicial Review

The High Court's recent dismissal of iDealing.com's judicial review application for service complaint decisions by the Financial Ombudsman Service highlights the difficulty of distinguishing what decisions are amenable to judicial review, demonstrating that those made by statutory bodies may not always be genuine targets, say Alexander Fawke, Tara Janus and Bam Thomas at Linklaters.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

4 New Square

4 Stone Buildings

Addleshaw Goddard

Bird & Bird

Blackstone Chambers

Fieldfisher

Fladgate LLP

Fountain Court Chambers

Freshfields

Garden Court Chambers

Joseph Hage Aaronson

Linklaters LLP

Norton Rose

Outer Temple Chambers

Quinn Emanuel

Reynolds Porter

Signature Litigation LLP

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Amazon.com Inc.

Apple Inc.

ByteDance Ltd.

Court of Arbitration for Sport

Google LLC

ISS A/S

International Olympic Committee

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

TikTok Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Competition Appeal Tribunal

Competition and Markets Authority

European Union

Federal Reserve System

Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Ombudsman Service

National Health Service