May 2013 Archive

Briefing on the power of the ICO to serve civil monetary penalties (CMP's) on data controllers

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Under Section 55A of the Data Protection Act (DPA) the Information Commissioner has powers to impose civil monetary penalties (CMP) of up to £500,000 on organisations that are responsible for serious breaches of data protection rules. More …

Partnership consultation: Change ahead

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Following announcements made in the Budget, a consultation was released on 20th May to consider some of the areas within the partnership rules which HMRC consider are being used for tax avoidance. More …

The enforceability of all-moneys guarantees

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In National Merchant Buying Society Limited v. Mr Andrew Bellamy and Mr Stephen Mallett [2013] EWCA Civ 452, the Court of Appeal has provided some helpful up to date guidance on the enforceability of all-moneys guarantees, which are used widely by both financial institutions and businesses, to provide extra security for amounts advanced. More …

Social media contacts – Who owns them?

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Michelle Lawlor-Perkins looks at the practical steps employers can take to try to prevent business connections stored in cyberspace from following departing employees. More …

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013

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In its attempts to stimulate growth in the economy through real estate development, the Government has pushed through the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 which received royal assent just before parliament went into recess in April. More …

Certificates of acceptance

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It is commonplace for finance companies, for reasons such as not actually inspecting the funded equipment, to ask the lessee to provide written confirmation that the equipment subject to a lease agreement has been received and is altogether to the satisfaction of the lessee. More …

Preventing employee fraud

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Employment-related fraud is on the increase, according to an analysis carried out by fraud prevention membership organisation, CIFAS. More …

One month to go for whistleblowing changes

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Changes to the whistleblowing legislation will require an imminent review of whistleblowing policies and procedures. More …