May 2019 Archive

We're all in this together, whether we like it or not

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The story of litigation funding has had many twists and turns and, whilst the majority of the new law in this area has supported third party funding as a risk management tool that gives access to justice, the funders have not had it all their own way. More …

Increase in Subject Access Requests: GDPR one year on…

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It's nearly a year since the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force. It's hard to believe that, one year on, we are still awaiting many guidance publications from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), but with organisations – hopefully – clued up on the majority of legal obligations and changes from the previous regime, we take a look at one area that organisations and employers are grappling with in increasing numbers: Data Subject Access Requests. More …

Confidentiality clauses: what businesses need to know

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The #MeToo movement has shone the light on the misuse of confidentiality clauses, also known as "gagging clauses" and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), by certain individuals in positions of power to silence victims of harassment and/or discrimination. What has been the government's response? More …

Are redundancy protections part of the parenting puzzle?

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In January 2019, the government launched a consultation on extending protection from redundancy for mothers and new parents. Lisa Wallis explains more in an article in Employee Benefits. More …