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UN Human Rights Council petitioned over unlawful arrest of UK national in Bangladesh

29th July 2016

Rodney Dixon QC representing Mr Hasnat Karim and his family has filed an urgent complaint with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention seeking the immediate release of Mr. Karim from detention in Bangladesh. He was arrested by the authorities there following the recent terror attack in Dhaka in which he was held as a hostage with his family. He is currently being interrogated without charge and without access to a lawyer and his family. The petition requests that the Working Group visit him in order to guarantee his safety and to secure his release. See news link below.

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Privacy International

27th July 2016

Andrew O’Connor QC is representing MI5, MI6 and GCHQ in a challenge brought by the campaign group Privacy International relating to the agencies’ practices in acquiring and making use of bulk personal datasets and bulk communications data.  The proceedings are taking place before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

Update on Driverless Vehicles

25th July 2016

Alex Glassbrook reviews the government’s recent paper on the law and insurance of self-driving vehicles, notes some changes of approach and tries to predict the future. Driverless Vehicles: Law & Insurance Update.


Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd v Kartel

21st July 2016

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Andrew Thomson of DAC Beachcrofts on behalf of Allianz insurance, successfully represented the insured company in this case, in which orders for committal for contempt of court were made against 4 dishonest claimants, who were sentenced to 6 months imprisonment each.

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