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Retention of data: Catt v The United Kingdom 2019, European Court of Human Rights

The court determined that whilst the police were justified in collecting data they were not justified in retaining Mr Catt’s data in this case.

Joanna Carty Associate


A pattern of behaviour?

Divisional Court (Hickinbottom LJ and Moulder J) [2018] EWHC 3333 (Admin)


A question of cause and effect

The Court of Appeal agreed that there had been reasonable grounds to suspect the celebrity entertainer; Michael Barrymore.


The vexed question of the execution of duty

A police officer coming to the aid of colleagues when he feared a detainee was reaching for a weapon was acting in the execution of his duty.


Misconduct case to answer – crossing the threshold

A direction by the IOPC requiring City of London Police to subject an officer to gross misconduct proceedings was not irrational.


Budget 2018 - Weightmans' View

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his final Budget before Brexit today (Monday, October 29), his second budget of the year.

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner


LEGAL COMMENT: British Airways cyber attack

British Airways has announced a 'sophisticated and malicious' cyber attack, where for 16 days hackers were able to retrieve customer data from both…

Ed Lewis
Ed Lewis Partner


Duty of care, negligence and assumption of responsibility

When the Supreme Court reconvene for the Michaelmas term in October, public bodies will be keenly awaiting the judgments in...

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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