April 2016 Archive

When does discussing religious beliefs become a disciplinary issue?

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We look at the recent EAT decision that an NHS Trust had not discriminated against a Christian employee when it disciplined her for discussing her faith with a Muslim colleague. More …

Restrictive covenant in a 19 year-old employment contract was unenforceable

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Matthew Smith, partner in our Employment law team looks at a recent case concerning restrictive covenants in a contract of employment... More …

Options for academisation: Multi Academy Trusts and the changing school landscape

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Individual schools are being urged to carefully consider their options for academisation and in particular, when joining a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), with experts warning that the full legal implications of these choices may not be fully understood. More …

The EU-US Privacy Shield: Where are we now?

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The issue of transferring personal data from the UK and Europe to the United States has been very much in the news over the past six months. More …

Progress, but still some way to go: European regulators give their views on the Privacy Shield

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Last Wednesday 13 April 2016, the European Union's Article 29 Working Party (WP29) published its opinion of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which is the proposed replacement for the now discredited Safe Harbor framework. More …

Can procurement be used to save jobs?

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Against the background of the ongoing Tata steel crisis, could public bodies use procurement to protect jobs in their local economy? More …

Another step towards a new data protection law

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Back in January we reported that the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament had finally agreed on a draft text for the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). More …

The Law relating to Service Credits

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Justin Harrington offers a detailed and thorough analysis of the law on service credits, including a considered look at the effect of the Supreme Court decision in Cavendish Square/Beavis More …