Cyber attacks can lead to all sorts of crises and don’t just stop at preventing you from getting on with your business. You might just find yourself in breach of your legal obligations.
A large majority of offices these days have recycling bins but, unfortunately, these bins are sometimes more symbolic and decorative than functional.
Following the decision in Cavendish Square Holding BV v El Makdessi and ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis when drafting liquidated damages provisions, parties should identify and document the applicable legitimate business interest that necessitates liquidated damages. Parties should then consider whether the remedy for breach is ‘extravagant, exorbitant or unconscionable’.
Clauses which deal with BREEAM requirements are commonly used in professional appointments and building contracts. This article summarises what BREEAM is and what parties to a professional appointment or building contract should consider when using BREEAM.
For many clients, one of the most surprising and daunting aspects of litigation is the sheer volume of paperwork. To assist the court, documents are collated, tabulated, indexed, paginated, and duplicated many times over, and then transported across the city and beyond, all in anticipation of debates which may be decided in a matter of minutes in the court room. The large cost of materials and labour can unsurprisingly appear wasteful to a new litigant, both economically and environmentally, given the availability of technology which could significantly reduce the need for these costs.
The existing law on data protection within the EU is based on a European directive introduced over 20 years ago. There is no uniform approach to data protection across the EU and significant advances in technology means the current law is out of touch with the modern world.
As part of its new Innovation Plan, the Government has asked businesses across the UK for their views on whether ‘non compete clauses’ in employment contracts are obstructing the UK’s innovativeness and employment opportunities.
The Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent yesterday and has now become the Trade Union Act! Its passage through parliament was a turbulent one with the Bill receiving significant criticism from opposing MPs and Peers. As a result, the Government was forced to make a number of concessions. One of these concessions was to abandon proposals to abolish the check-off system (the practice of collecting union subscriptions via employees’ pay). The check-off system has survived with the compromise being that the administrative and financial burden of the check off system will belong to the unions.
The Internet of Things (‘IoT’) is not a particularly novel concept: the idea that everyday items be connected to the internet and be enabled to send and receive data is something which has been in development for a while. More and more ‘uses’ for this type of technology are being developed.