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Written by Cooley (UK) LLP The challenge of staff ‘consent’ under the GDPR

Will employers find it harder to rely on consent to process their employees’ personal data when the new law comes into force?

Written by Cooley (UK) LLP Drilling down into ePrivacy

What do you need to know about the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation?

Written by White & Case LLP Examining the outlook for London as a commercial legal hub post-Brexit

How will Brexit impact London’s status as a centre for international commercial dispute resolution?

Written by Slaughter and May Cartels in the United Kingdom

Who can initiate an investigation of potential cartel conduct?

Written by Taylor Wessing The politics of housing – a shift toward renting

If home ownership is not for everyone, how realistic a fix for the chronically undersupplied housing market is a new focus on delivering affordable rental homes – can the private rented sector really help the housing crisis?