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Have you paid your data protection fee?

Have you paid your data protection fee?

The ICO is cracking down on companies who have not paid their data protection fee The GDPR is now firmly embedded in UK law and since May 2018 there have been an increasing number of reports of investigations by the ICO into data breaches and inappropriate use of personal data by companies across the country…. Read more »

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Publishing Contracts

Publishing Contracts

What are publishing contracts and how do they work? A publishing contract (also known as a publishing agreement or publisher’s agreement) is a legal contract whereby an author grants a publisher the right to sell or otherwise commercially exploit the author’s work. The author usually receives a royalty payment (i.e. a commission on every sale)… Read more »

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Can an email create a legally binding contract?

Can an email create a legally binding contract?

(Co-written by Sophie Dipper, Trainee Solicitor and Emily Sadler, Associate) Exchanges of emails can create a legally binding contract Emails offer a quick and easy way to communicate and are used almost universally by all types of businesses. Yet care does need to be taken to prevent an informal exchange of emails amounting to the… Read more »

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Risk management in 2020: avoid potential problems when dating documents

Risk management in 2020: avoid potential problems when dating documents

What is the risk and solution when dating documents in 2020? 2020 sees the start of a new decade. For businesses of any size, the year also brings with it a potential risk management issue. During 2020 there is a risk when dating your documents for which there is a simple solution. When dating documents… Read more »

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How to get your terms of business to work for you

How to get your terms of business to work for you

4 tips to look out for when drafting your terms of business At our specialist seminar aimed at those in the recruitment industry to be held later this month, I shall be discussing the key issues we see arising time and time again from an agency’s terms of business. However it strikes me that the… Read more »

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Warranty and indemnity insurance: the way forward?

Warranty and indemnity insurance: the way forward?

We are seeing an increase in the use of warranty and indemnity insurance (w&ii) on corporate transactions and the signs are that this trend is going to continue. So, what’s the attraction? What is warranty and indemnity insurance? When a company or business is sold, the buyer will usually require warranties form the seller. In… Read more »

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Do your business contracts protect you from the risk of expensive court action?

Do your business contracts protect you from the risk of expensive court action?

Are the dispute resolution clauses in your commercial and business contracts delivering the outcome you want? Are they effective and binding? A valuable guide has recently been provided by the High Court on this subject to help those who are responsible for drafting and negotiating business contracts. Agreements in the course of business and commerce… Read more »

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Dispute Resolution – Is your solicitor playing to win?

Dispute Resolution – Is your solicitor playing to win?

This blog is intended to give you some ideas of strategies your lawyer may not have thought of to help you win your case. You have a problem. You need a solution. So you make an appointment with your usual solicitor in the local town. They talk you through the court process. It all sounds… Read more »

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A week of record fines from the ICO for Marriott and British Airways and, in the US, Facebook.

A week of record fines from the ICO for Marriott and British Airways and, in the US, Facebook.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force last year and was the biggest shake-up to data privacy in 20 years. Upon its implementation, the maximum fines increased from £500K to £17.2m or 4% of global turnover, which ever is the higher. This increased threat was enough to make us all sit up and… Read more »

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GDPR : One year on

GDPR : One year on

A year has passed since the enactment of the GDPR on 25th May 2019. So how have we fared, have we all weathered the storm? We found real divergence in the way that businesses prepared for GDPR – some businesses were compliant well in advance of the deadline and others thought they would wait and… Read more »

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How do you settle commercial disputes without going to court?

How do you settle commercial disputes without going to court?

Mediation can hold the key What is mediation and how does it apply to commercial disputes? Mediation is a forum for settlement of disputes in which an entirely independent specially trained third party (the mediator) meets the parties who are in dispute to help them negotiate a settlement of their dispute. Other common forums for… Read more »

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Leadership – what defines great leaders?

Leadership – what defines great leaders?

Who will be the Business Leaders of the Year in Winchester and the South Coast? Have you ever been asked the question -“Which leader whether past or present would you like to have dinner with?” I certainly have. Some of the names which frequently spring to mind to me include Sir Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi,… Read more »

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ICO takes action against organisations for failure to pay data protection fee

ICO takes action against organisations for failure to pay data protection fee

The ICO recently issued formal enforcement notices to 34 organisations that had failed to pay their data protection fees. The fee is a new requirement under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 which came into force on 25 May 2018 to coincide with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act… Read more »

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Beware oral variations

Beware oral variations

The Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd has provided clarity over a fundamental point of contract law. Can the parties to a contract beware oral variations upon its terms, despite a boiler plate clause requiring all variations to be in writing and signed by both parties? The facts of… Read more »

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Recent developments on EMI options

Recent developments on EMI options

On 4 April 2018 HMRC published a bulletin which is an important update for companies which operate enterprise management incentive (“EMI”) option plans, especially those companies which are proposing to grant EMI options in the near future. By way of background, the EMI tax regime is subject to the EU State Aid approval rules. In… Read more »

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