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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Jury Service – No longer Just 12 Angry Men
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    Social media and the law seem to be causing many issues for users of Twitter and Facebook but recently it is in the jury room where social media is causing a stir. Two former jurors were found guilty of contempt of court for internet use and have been sentenced to 2 months in prison. Kasim… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Social Media and Text Abuse – a breach of criminal or civil law?
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    The advent of mobile communication and social media has brought with it a blasé approach to the consequences of social, racial or sexual abuse of others but the apparent distance between abuser and victim.  Not so.  In 2012 there were 1,700 cases of messages, tweets and posts being dealt with by the court after reports… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Making the most of your money – Tweetchat with Leanne Hathaway, Head of Taxation Services at Edward Hands and Lewis
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    Every week EHL run guest tweeting days from our Twitter account @ehlsolicitor, for each of our departments to take over and share information advice and tips with our followers.   On Thursday 11th July the Tax and Trusts team will be taking over for their usual day of guest tweeting but this week followers can… Learn more

  • Libellous tweeting – what you need to know
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    With the ever expanding range of social media and increase in new accounts by companies, individuals, celebrities and organisations it is important to understand the potential implications and accountability that individuals face from tweeting. Recently the High Court ruled that Sally Bercow’s tweet about Lord Diplock was libellous. A libel is defamation; the publication of… Learn more

  • George Osborne to announce cuts in his Budget Statement today
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    The UK is expecting the announcement of more cuts in the chancellors Budget statement today as he tries to revive the economy. The Budget, which will be announced at 12:30pm is expected to outline cuts of up to 2% in government departments. The Chancellor intends to use this money to boost projects on infrastructure and… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Internet users are answerable to the Law too
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    The internet is vast, it contains more information than any traditional library and it has made the world a smaller place. A person in Leicester, England can speak freely with a person on the other side of the world in Sydney, Australia in an instant. Real time pictures can be streamed to friends and people… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Instragram Tests Its Intellectual Property Rights
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      This week it became apparent Instagram believes it has a clear right to use, distribute and / or sell photos that have been uploaded onto its website, regardless of who took them or who ‘owns’ them.  The revelation has caused outcry on social media websites like Twitter and Facebook as Instagram users are concerned… Learn more


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