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How is the ICO Handling GDPR Data Breaches?

August 3, 2018

And so, another high-profile data breach hits the headlines. The Dixons data breach In June this year, it was announced that Dixons Carphone (owners of Currys, PC World, Carphone Warehouse and Dixons) had suffered a data breach affecting 1.2 million individuals when their processing systems were infiltrated by hackers. The breach occur...

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The US Answer to GDPR, California Dream or a Data Protection Nightmare?

July 13, 2018

It seems that all we have heard about for the past year is GDPR, and it’s not over yet. Just this week we’ve heard how the UK data watchdog intends to fine Facebook the maximum amount of £500,000 for a data breach. Just as the dust starts to settle, and the influx of consent emails from big companies dies down, ...

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Coming and Going: Working with Temporary Workers (Part 2)

June 26, 2018

Following on from our post last week which focused on agency workers and apprenticeships, here we discuss the use of interns and zero hour contracts. Interns No legal definition of an intern exists, although certain elements tend to characterise the arrangement. Internships prov...

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Coming and Going: Working with Temporary Workers (Part 1)

June 21, 2018

Temporary working relationships are valuable resource for new and expanding small businesses. They help businesses expand incrementally without adding greatly to the coast and complexity of running the organisation at times of fluctuation and great change. You can find that the regulatory environment concerning funding, corporate governance and so on is complicated enough, without triggering the need to comply with numerous...

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Location, Location, Location! | How to Get the Best Property Deal for Your Food or Retail Business?

November 2, 2017

Finding and keeping a winning location It should go without saying that finding the right location is extremely important for the success of a food retail store and a restaurant. A quick Google-search will bring up countless articles about what due-diligence you should be conducting on the area you have found e.g. its demographics: age, household type, income or its poten...

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Have you received legal advice for these 7 start-up considerations? (Part 1)

August 8, 2017

Starting a new business takes careful planning, research and very often a leap of faith! But there is a lot you can do to minimise your legal risk and give your start-up a boost.

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The Taylor Review…..What Does It Mean For Employers?

July 13, 2017

The Taylor Review, also known as the ‘Good Work’ Report, published on 11 July 2017, has recommended changes to employment law to protect those workers that it considers are most vulnerable and at risk of exploitation. The Government has said that it will take the Review’s recommendations seriously. But at this stage all the recommendations in the Review are just that – recommendations. The Review makes no changes to the law, but it could be a sign of things to come.

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Consultancy contracts: The top 5 things you need to consider

July 6, 2017

Getting a consultancy agreement signed before any services are provided should be a priority for any consultant or client. A contract protects both parties by setting out their obligations clearly, and reducing the risks of any misunderstandings or dispute. Without it, you are relying on a verbal agreement, which is unlikely to be the same agreement in the minds of both parties, or cover all of the issues.

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The LawBite App is here!

June 19, 2017

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our brand new instant messaging app! The LawBite App is the first UK real-time lawyer to client messaging app, available now on IOS and Android. The LawBite app is the first of its kind. A real-time communication tool for UK businesses like yours to solve legal problems with fully qualified, UK lawyers on any commercial legal matter anytime, anywhere.

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If SMEs had the Right to Vote, who would they choose?

June 6, 2017

With the election coming up this Thursday 8th, we thought it would be fun to look at each of the major party’s manifesto and consider them from a purely small business perspective.

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