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  1. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Gambling Act Review: Base it on the Evidence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/gambling-act-review-base-it-on-the-evidence

    Andy Danson discusses a planned review of the UK's Gambling Act and what this could mean for players and operators.

  2. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    UK Gambling Commission launches call for evidence on remote customer interaction and affordability
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-gambling-commission-launches-call-for-evidence-on-remote-customer-interaction-and-affordability

    Recent Parliamentary scrutiny of the affordability of gambling for vulnerable customers has led to the Gambling Commission opening a consultation on that same subject last week.

  3. Legal news
    01 May 2020
    The ‘COVID-19 effect’: How blocklisting is putting pressure on media outlets during the pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/how-blocklisting-is-putting-pressure-on-media-outlets-during-the-pandemic

    This article reports on the use of blocklisting and the inadvertent consequences exhibited by the 'COVID-19 effect'. With the findings of a recent Government review into the creation of a sustainable media still being ...

  4. Legal news
    14 December 2020
    Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney: What next in the war of the WAGs?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/rebekah-vardy-v-coleen-rooney

    Following the recent ruling in the first stage of Rebekah Vardy’s libel claim before the English High Court, a preliminary hearing on ‘meaning’, Bryony Gold looks past the sensationalist headlines and explores the ...

  5. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Supreme Court defamation decision rules on public interest and judicial bias
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/supreme-court-defamation-decision-rules-on-public-interest-and-judicial-bias

    This article reports on a recent UK Supreme Court decision with important commentary on the public interest defence's applicability to journalists, and a rare finding of judicial bias against a litigant in person.

  6. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Online Harms in the UK: Significant new obligations for online companies and fines of up to 10% of annual global turnover for breach
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/online-harms-in-the-uk-significant-new-obligations-for-online-companies-and-fines-of-up-to

    Yesterday the UK government published its long-anticipated final response to the Online Harms White Paper. Partner Bryony Hurst and Associate Theo Rees-Bidder set out the headline points, and what we can expect next.

  7. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    IPO seeks views on AI and IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/ipo-seeks-views-on-ai-and-ip

    On 7 September 2020, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched a call for views on the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property policy.

  8. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-1

    In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only ...

  9. Legal news
    05 February 2020
    Should subscriptions to online versions of newspapers, journals and periodicals be charged at 0% VAT? The Upper Tribunal in the case of News Corp says ‘yes’.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/should-subscriptions-to-online-versions-of-newspapers

    On 24 December 2019 the Tax Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in the case of News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd v HMRC found that subscriptions to online versions of newspapers should be charged at the zero-rate of VAT; just like ...