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    Keep Calm – The GDPR is coming!

    by Rachael Eyre | Jan 11, 2018 |
    New rules for the GDPR will come into place on the 25th of May, 2018. GDPR is widely said to be an evolution, not a revolution. It is designed to suit the world we find ourselves in now, 20 years ago not many people would think of their location data, biometric data or online identifier as being personal data.
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  • Insurance

    Before-the-Event insurance – Do you have it?

    by David Whiting | Jan 09, 2018 |
    Many people have BTE legal expenses insurance, but don’t realise it. Usually, BTE insurance is often part of household, travel or motor insurance, or can be sold as an ’add-on’ optional benefit. The cover it provides protects a customer against some or all of the legal costs that may occur following an unforeseen event that may lead to a legal claim or dispute.
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  • Employment contract

    New case confirms if you draft your restrictive covenants too widely then they will be unenforceable

    by Philomena Price | Dec 20, 2017 |
    Restrictive covenants in employment contracts come in various forms, for instance those which seek to protect the employer's confidential information, customer connections, goodwill, stability of its workforce or prevent solicitation of customers, clients, suppliers, other employees, or general competition after termination.
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  • Living wills and lasting powers of attorney

    The importance of ‘living wills’ and Lasting Powers of Attorney

    by Emma Rolfe | Dec 07, 2017 |
    The BBC recently reported on the sad case of Brenda Grant who had made an advance decision (or ‘living will’) specifying her wish not to be kept alive in certain circumstances. It was reported that Mrs Grant made the advance decision after seeing her mother lose independence to dementia and that she ‘feared degradation and indignity more than death’.
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  • Discrimination

    Discrimination: Can you afford the financial consequences of losing a discrimination claim?

    by Carol Shaw | Nov 30, 2017 |
    Last month we reported that compensation in discrimination cases is on the increase. Couple this with the abolition of Tribunal fees in July 2017 and the fact that discrimination claims make up a sizable proportion of Tribunal claims, employers cannot afford to be unprepared to defend such a claim; of course, in an ideal world, employers would avoid such claims altogether!
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  • Man driving a car

    Uber petitions a ‘leapfrog’ appeal to the Supreme Court

    by Carol Shaw | Nov 30, 2017 |
    Uber petitions a ‘leapfrog’ appeal to the Supreme Court over the EAT’s decision to uphold an Employment Tribunal’s decision that Uber drivers are ‘workers’.
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  • Children are hurt the most in a separation

    Covert recording of parents and children in family cases

    by Gemma Davison | Nov 29, 2017 |
    With the advent of portable technology, courts in the UK have seen an increase in the use of recorded evidence, either visual or audio in family cases concerning children. These recordings might be carried out on phones, recording devices or cameras and may be made either openly or covertly. For example, recordings are often made of handovers of children or their telephone calls with the other parent.
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  • Resale maintenance

    It’s a fix: the dangers of online sales restrictions!

    by Catherine O’Riordan | Nov 08, 2017 |
    The shift towards internet shopping has generally been welcomed by consumers: it provides increased choice, convenience and the ability to compare prices. Many suppliers, however, are concerned that the substantial discounts offered by online sellers will result in a race to the bottom.
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  • Care Home

    Paying for care: what options are there?

    by Emma Rolfe | Nov 07, 2017 |
    One of the most stressful parts of arranging care can be knowing how to pay for it. Currently, long-term care funding is a huge problem. The government have planned an overhaul of how means testing for care funding will be assessed. However these changes have at the moment been delayed until April 2020.
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  • Injunctions

    Injunctions – What Are They Really All About?

    by David Whiting | Nov 02, 2017 |
    In short, injunctions are temporary court orders granted in time critical circumstances which relate to a greater, overall dispute between the parties. An injunction may require the receiving party to do something (a mandatory injunction) or stop them from doing something (a prohibitory injunction).
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