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Press Releases from WBLCA (3 total)

New practice note: Consumer Protection Regulations for conveyancing

The new Consumer Protection Regulations for conveyancing practice note aims to inform solicitors about the impact of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading regulations(CPRs) and their obligations to consumers in a conveyancing transaction. The aim of the CPRs is to prohibit trading practices that are unfair to consumers. Recent regulatory changes have potentially made property sales subject to the CPRs, which came into force in 2008. The CPRs protect consumers by

WBLCA & Technology Seminar Singapore

Just as technology has reshaped how individuals communicate and how organizations do business, it also having a profound impact on the practice of law. Technological developments are affecting management strategies in corporate legal departments, and changing how legal services are delivered. Venue: Singapore (Hotel Mandarin) Date: 15 May 2016 Registration: 8.15am to 9.00am (Singapore Time) Event: 9.00am to 5.00pm WBLCA & Technology Seminar examines both the: (a) legal challenges (b) opportunities

Legal highs: what are the risks and should they be banned?

A new bill banning the sale and possession of all "legal highs" in Britain has sparked outcry from health professionals, politicians, the police and even the government's own advisors. The Psychoactive Substances Bill has completed its passage through Parliament and is due to come into law in early April. But critics say it contains too broad a definition of psychoactive substances, banning "any substance that affects the person's mental or emotional state"