October 2015 Archive

Safe Harbor: update

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Following the recent Safe Harbor case, the Information Commissioner’s Office has released a blog setting out the regulator’s views. More …

Former director prevented from poaching clients through interim injunction

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The High Court has temporarily enforced restrictive covenants in a former director's contract, in a case which has some interesting implications when considering how long restrictive covenants in an employment contract should last. More …

The charity employer covenant in pension schemes

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Adrian Lamb discusses the Pension Regulator's guidance for charity employers on assessing and monitoring their covenant in defined benefit pension schemes. More …

Tripping up over tips

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Following high-profile media attention earlier this year, the government is reviewing practices on the distribution of gratuities within the hospitality sector. How much of your customers’ tips are you passing on to your staff? More …

The silver divorce

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Divorce is unpleasant at the best of times but when you are merely a few years away from an anticipated happy retirement with your spouse it is particularly galling to find yourself in the midst of marital difficulties. More …

BULLETIN: Professional regulatory law update - Review of August and September 2015

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Welcome to Blake Morgan's latest edition of the professional regulatory law update, our update of the important case law and news in the field of Professional Regulation. This month's edition looks at legal developments in August and September 2015. More …

Secret speed cameras: are they really the answer to slower roads?

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A motorcyclist recently discovered that a Humberside Police officer carrying out speed enforcement had disguised his presence in a tractor and a horse box! The officer was caught out along the B1253 on the North Bank. This "undercover" practice on rural roads has caused uproar locally. More …

The end of Safe Harbor: transferring personal data to the US

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has today issued a widely anticipated ruling on the validity of ‘Safe Harbor’. More …

Data Security Breaches: Are you prepared?

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The 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey reported that 90% of large organisations suffer at least one data security incident per year and each breach can cost on average £1.5 million. More …

Rights of way created by statute – why land buyers need to keep their eyes peeled

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In the recent case of Wood and Another v Waddington the Court of Appeal found that the claimants, Mr and Mrs Wood, were entitled to two rights of way across the land owned by the defendant, Mr Waddington. More …