Enforced subject access: what you need to know about section 56 of the Data Protection Act

Data protection criminal record

by David Cook Under Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), it will soon be a criminal offence for an employer or other third party to require a data subject to supply records obtained through a subject access request. An employer, or a supplier of goods and services, cannot therefore make employment or […]

Legal aid in domestic violence cases: civil law vs. LASPO 2012

Legal aid in domestic violence cases

Is the domestic violence evidence gateway in the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 ultra vires the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012)? Sarah Clarke, a solicitor at the Public Law Project, examines a recent ruling on the matter and discusses the implications for practitioners. R (on the application of […]