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October 1, 2015

Disputes concerning investments, insurance, mortgages or banking, potentially engage the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and a possible liability for, or claim to, damages in private law.

 

Investments, insurance, mortgages and banking are nowadays heavily regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) and the vast number of statutory instruments made under it. In some circumstances, this regulatory framework permits private law claims for damages.

 

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August 2, 2015

Since section 6 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 came into force, the application of closed material procedures in otherwise routine civil cases is becoming steadily institutionalized (see within the last few months McGartland v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 686 (personal injury claim), R(Sarkandi & ors) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2015] EWCA Civ 687 (sanctions against Iranian shipping); Kiani v Secretary of State for the Home Depa...

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