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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
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Can an employer be vicariously liable for a breach of data protection duties owed by the employer to its employees where an individual employee is responsible for the breach? Yes, according to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal. In a fairly top
The Supreme Court has ruled that it was not discriminatory for a Belfast bakery run by Christians to refuse to make a cake iced with a gay rights slogan, as the refusal was based on the message and not on any particular person. The Background In 2014
Since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, issues surrounding personal data and data breaches increasingly feature in the news. These high profile issues tend to relate to breaches involving contact details, passwords and financial information.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced their health and work strategy plan for 2018-2019 . Targeting injuries with high risk, as well as health concerns that affect the majority of workers in the UK, the plan foregrounds the need for employe
Throughout the course of the year, there have been number of court cases raised as a result of pubs and commercial businesses illegally showing Sky transmissions and Premier League Football games through decoder equipment. Sky, BT Sport and The Footb
Many people will be aware of blood and organ donation but less so about the possibility of donating their body to medical science on their death. Donating your body can be an invaluable gift to help educate the next generation of doctors and surgeons
A new employment right of bereavement leave for grieving  parents has been officially enshrined in law after being given the royal stamp of approval. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, introduced following campaigns by a number of gr
In recent months the run-up to the first round of personal licence renewals has whipped up an unprecedented storm in the licensing world: an application window that could prove to be too short, no safety net even for those who apply on time and a rea
View our September 2018 newsletter here. 
The Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013 (which brought into force sections 20A to 20D of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005) requires all commercial property owners to inform their licensed water or sewerage supplier of any change in occupan
We all know that it can be upsetting when a member of your family dies but if that person dies without leaving a Will and was also running the family business then this can have disastrous consequences for the business. In those circumstances and without forward planning, family wealth could easily be eroded. Good planning goes far beyond the presence of a simple Will and requires careful consideration and monitoring.