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An "especially flagrant contravention"

Paul Herbert
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An “especially flagrant contravention”, was the verdict of the Information Commissioner’s Office resulting in its decision to fine Newham Borough Council a total of £145,000 for its breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. This is a...

Limitation periods: what they are, why they matter and how to avoid their unpleasant consequences

Nigel Adams
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Limitation periods arise out of a group of statutory rules (the Limitation Act 1980) which create deadlines for various types of claim to be brought at Court.  The applicable time limits vary as between different types of claim, but the purpose behind...

How can Spice Girls, Coldplay and Rolling Stones lyrics help in mediation?

Jonathan Haydn-Williams
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Spice Girls: The mediator may ask the parties - or they may ask themselves - what they want. The next question should be "what do you really REALLY want" (followed by asking why they really really want it). Coldplay: Next the mediator can remind...

Restrictive covenants: treading the tightrope between protection and exposure

Emily Kearsey
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Post-termination restrictive covenants are commonplace in employment contracts of senior personnel, operating as a line of defence to protect the company from harm should that employee leave to work elsewhere. However such restrictions fly in the face of...

Has MeToo taken a seat on the board?

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The effect of the #MeToo movement in the corporate world is no longer in doubt. Over the last few years Ted Baker’s share price fell 13% after allegations against its founder emerged, the ‘big four’ accountancy firms have all admitted to...

A Restatement of the English Law of Contract

Jonathan Haydn-Williams
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'A Restatement of the English Law of Contract': Andrew Burrows and an Advisory Group: Oxford University Press 2016. The first US 'Restatement of Contracts' was published by the American Law Institute in 1933, with the second edition in 1981....

7 tips to help businesses avoid (or at least mitigate) the effects of reputational damage

Clive Ince
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Reputational damage is a growing threat for many businesses. The impact can be huge. You can lose customers if they feel undervalued, misled or even lied to. If those disgruntled customers choose to take to social media, what started as a hiccough...

6 tips that will help mortgage lenders avoid enforcement disputes

Nick Cook
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As a bank or building society you know just how much effort is needed to bring possession proceedings against a borrower who has defaulted on their mortgage repayments.  To try and help you avoid finding yourself in that position here are 6 tips we...

5 tips that will help tech businesses avoid costly disputes

Jonathan Cole
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By their very nature tech businesses have to move fast.  You are continually evolving to keep ahead of the pack and to do that you not only need to understand what the latest technology is but also what the next technology will be.  More than...

Online Harms White Paper - a daunting new world for social media sites

Paul Herbert
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This 98 page tome has provided a welcome distraction from Brexit. The proposals are, by the Government’s own admission, eye-catching: “The measures outlined in this White Paper are novel and ambitious, with potentially far-reaching effects...

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