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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Under the Influence: New Guidelines for Social Media Advertising

Love it or loathe it, social media is a sign of our times. Recent years have seen the rapid rise of social media “influencers” on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and brands and advertisers have tapped into that trend and are using social media as a powerful marketing tool. As consumers become weary of the more “traditional” forms of advertising, such as TV, radio and even websites, which can be skipped through, brands have had to come up with innovative and more immediate ways to advertise their products.


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Two years of Simple Procedure: It’s been a complicated time

The Simple Procedure Rules recently celebrated its second birthday. The intervening period has been interesting for the courts, practitioners and lay persons alike! It was heralded as a radical move toward a modern 21st century court process. As with most radical transformations, there have however been some teething problems.

The Scottish Civil Justice Council consulted on the Rules during summer 2018 and recently published a summary of its responses. The consultation sought to gather opinion on how the rules were working in practice.

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Emiliano Sala – Nantes turn spotlight to legal matters amid human tragedy

Much has already been written about the tragic circumstances which led to the death of the Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a plane crash over the English Channel.

However, it is perhaps emblematic of modern-day football that not even two weeks after the tragedy, attention has already turned to legal and financial matters in connection with Mr Sala’s transfer from FC Nantes to Cardiff City FC.

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