For business

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Love it or hate it, data protection will be a hot topic for businesses over the next 12 – 18 months, particularly with significant increases in fines for non-compliance looming on the horizon. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes...
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A recent prosecution by the Environment Agency highlights three issues for businesses with regards to waste material - not dealing properly with waste is a criminal offence – not having enough money and being ignorant of the law are no excuse; ...
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A manufacturing company was prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) after an employee was hit on the head by a heavy triple-glazed double door which was being unloaded at a construction site. The employee was knocked unconscious and...
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In January last year I wrote about the High Court declaring the DBS scheme unlawful. This is a link to my article which discusses the key facts and the judgement: The Disclosure and Debarring Service The Home Office appealed and the Court of Appeal gave...
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A company supplying building products online has been fined £55,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after an attacker accessed the unencrypted financial details of 669 customers including names, addresses, account numbers and...

For Individuals

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One problem which the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team at Trethowans repeatedly see is people being unaware that they have only 3 years from the date of a negligent incident to bring a claim.  This 3 year timeframe is called the Limitation...
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The latest round of changes to the Immigration Rules focuses on fees. Businesses that rely on migrant workers from outside the EU to plug their skills gap will feel the pinch from the increases, starting with the Immigration Skills Charge. The charge is...
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The Updated Position- Ilott v Blue Cross – Supreme Court On 15th March 2017 the Supreme Court gave its’ decision in the long running litigation of Ilott v Blue Cross (formerly Mitson) which had occupied the time of the High Court, Court of...
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Trethowans Poole office has now been listed in Headway’s 2017 Head Injury Solicitors Directory , along with the Southampton and Salisbury Offices, as meeting the appropriate criteria set down by Headway when dealing with brain injury personal injury...
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THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE NEW LAW JOURNAL ON 24 FEBRUARY 2017. The growth of international travel for both work and pleasure has meant the number of injury claims relating to accidents abroad has increased.  However, the fact that an accident...