For business

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I didn’t write about the Taylor report last week because I wanted to digest it first – and I was walking on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path! West Wales in the sun is glorious, I recommend it – but back to Taylor… There’s much...
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Three companies before the courts for corporate manslaughter offences   It is still relatively rare for a company to be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter – prior to May 2017, just 20 companies had been successfully prosecuted since 2008. ...
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Information Commissioner’s Office revises code of practice to help businesses responding to subject access requests involving disproportional effort Responding to subject access requests (SARs) costs businesses time and money, but for most of the...
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Failure to ignore customers’ express instruction to opt-out of marketing e-mails costs Morrisons £10,500 A recent case highlights the need for businesses to respect the wishes of customers regarding direct marketing, or face a complaint and...
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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation – the latest from the Information Commissioner’s Office The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. With the prospect of a significant increase in fines for breaching the GDPR,...

For Individuals

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The future of EU citizens in the UK is a political hot potato. The current Brexit talks mean that the UK and EU need to negotiate a clear set of rules. The UK Government has declared its policy first, in a statement about EU citizens in the UK after Brexit....
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We always target a maximum of 4 weeks to exchange contracts, and we tell everyone (the other lawyer, our client sand the estate agents). The point in doing so is to focus people on achieving a prompt pace, not necessarily achieving a magic 4 weeks. However,...
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With Utopia just a ballot box and swingometer away I’ve been looking at the manifestos and wish I could capture and retain their boundless confidence. This is not  an analysis or even a summary of what’s in the manifestos; it’s an...
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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...