LittleLaw Looks At…How the courts have operated through lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has made measures such as social distancing mandatory, resulting in a sudden reduction in face-to-face hearings and an implementation of Remote Hearings. These changes were part of a long arduous process of bringing the Courts into the 21st century, shifting from paper-based to a digital system, as part of the Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals (HMCTS) Reform Programme. This crisis initiated real progress and did what various initiatives previously could not.

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LittleLaw Looks At…SPACs: The future of financial regulation?

Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume. It offers customers the opportunity to buy a variety of cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency derivatives, all on its online platform. Only a few years old, it has been caught in the crypto-mania of the past year, which has seen its number of users and its revenue increase rapidly. Traders on its platform bought and sold an estimated $38bn a day and made derivative bets worth up to $129bn.

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LittleLaw Looks At…Binance and the FCA

Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume. It offers customers the opportunity to buy a variety of cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency derivatives, all on its online platform. Only a few years old, it has been caught in the crypto-mania of the past year, which has seen its number of users and its revenue increase rapidly. Traders on its platform bought and sold an estimated $38bn a day and made derivative bets worth up to $129bn.

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LittleLaw Looks At… The Legal Framework for Deepfakes

Coinciding with the democratisation of technology (the rapid increase in accessibility of technology), the emergence of “deepfakes” has experienced a meteoric rise. The term “deepfake” is an apt amalgamation of “deep-learning” and “fakes”, two concepts which exist independently of one another, but when combined have a greater, more ominous meaning. Deepfake is the term used whereby somebody’s face (and typically words) are superimposed onto another’s body in a video, changing the content of their expressions and speech for any agenda imaginable, often with nefarious intent. Indeed, with remarkable ease, we are now enabled to change people’s words and actions.

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