Landmark Agriculture Bill to help farmers profitably deliver and invest in a clean and healthy environment

Yesterday, Wednesday, 12 September 2018, the landmark Agriculture Bill 2018 was published and had its first reading in Parliament. The legislation aims to deliver a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations, concurrently helping promote a profitable and viable UK agriculture industry. The Agriculture Bill sets out the basic mechanism as to how farmers and…

Gregor Kleinknecht discusses the legal framework of self-driving cars in Discover Germany

Driven to distraction When autonomous vehicles, also known as automated vehicles, self-driving or driver-less cars, have made the head-lines recently, it has normally been in the context of road traffic accidents. Nevertheless, they are considered to be the technology of the future and safer than ‘normal’ cars because they eliminate human error. Looking at the…

Hazel Wright comments on High Court ruling that Islamic faith marriage falls within English matrimonial law in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, the Daily Express, Family Law Week and Scottish Legal News

In the Independent Review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales, published in February 2018, it was acknowledged that Sharia Councils cannot celebrate legally binding marriages. This is unlike the position for other faiths, such as Christianity and Judaism, which do not have this “double ceremony” requirement. But those following these faiths…

ASA rules against exaggerated success rate in “instant win” promotions

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that instant win promotions on Highland Spring water bottles and packets of McCain French Fries breached The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP Code) because the chances of winning a prize were far lower than the promotional material suggested. Highland Spring bottle labels stated that 10,000 “instant win” prizes…