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What does Brexit mean for data protection in the UK?

UK businesses have for some time now been thinking carefully about what they will have to do to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Brexit has not made their deliberations any easier. Data protection law in the UK, as with many of our laws, is based on legislation which originates in the […]

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If it ain’t broke, should British football Brexit?

The right of citizens of European Union (EU) member states to move freely about Europe for employment purposes is one of the four fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the EU and in the world of football, is at the heart of the infamous Bosman ruling. With over 150 players from the EU in the Premier League […]

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Financial Storm for Wind Turbine Tycoon

In March of last year, a woman’s right to lodge a claim for financial provision more than 2 decades after her divorce was finalised was unanimously upheld by the Supreme Court. Lord Wilson verified Ms Wyatt’s claim as ‘legally recognisable’ and held it was not an ‘abuse of process’. However, the decision caused turbulence for […]

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Cybercrime

Cybercrime is the fastest growing area of crime in the world, as criminals find and exploit internet loopholes, and take advantage of people doing business at a distance using only electronic communication. The most common classes of cybercrime are online harassment, hacking (direct attacks on internet security), identity theft and phishing (tricking people into providing […]

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Contracts can be a bind

I recently posted a blog on restrictive covenants and the government’s view that they may be stifling competition.  This question has to be debated and resolved but for now restrictive covenants remain part of the employment landscape. I regularly advise individuals who are leaving a business but in contrast not many seem to take advice […]

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Galling season for Van Gaal; Employment rights for football’s top managers

After being eliminated from both the Champions League and the Europa League, plus their recent failure to beat West Ham, Manchester United are on the cusp of failing to qualify for the Champions League after United’s destiny was taken out of their own hands. Louis van Gaal could yet face the humiliation of missing out […]

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Non-competition clauses might stifle innovation

A recent government press release from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (DBIS) has pledged to act on non-competition and non-solicitation clauses (restrictive covenants) that could be stifling British innovation.  The press release is also a call for evidence from businesses and entrepreneurs in respect of such rules.  It is part of the stated […]

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Beware the repair! – Top tips for limiting your liability

About to take on a lease of commercial premises? Make sure you are aware of the repair liability you are taking on… An FRI lease is the abbreviated term for a lease which imposes full repairing and insuring obligations on the tenant, relieving the landlord from all liability for the cost of and repairs. Most commercial leases will place […]

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It’s now or never (if time is of the essence)

Time is always an important factor in contractual relationships but when time is ‘of the essence’, it becomes critical. Does it matter? ‘Of the essence’ means that something is extremely important – therefore when time is expressed to be ‘of the essence’, it is vital that deadlines are met. You may think that surely it […]

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High Five – @Galeylad tackles 5 quick questions from @LawBlacks

Following Yorkshire CCC’s preseason tour out in the United Arad Emirates @LawBlacks caught up with the Yorkshire captain to get his exclusive take on England reaching the T20 World Cup final in India: @LawBlacks: All the talk this week has been about England reaching the T20 final beating New Zealand by seven wickets, do you […]

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