Legal Updates

Hefty fines for charities breaching data protection law


On 6 December 2016 the Information Commissioner’s Office confirmed that it will be issuing fines to the RSPCA and the British Heart Foundation for breaching data protection laws.

Fundraising Preference Service: Regulator’s final decisions announced


The Fundraising Regulator has announced its plans for the new Fundraising Preference Service (FPS), which is expected to be launched in spring or early summer 2017.

The Family Business - Health, safety, wellbeing and other issues


Recently in London I attended a briefing at which the new Chair of HSE, Martin Temple, spoke on a number of wide ranging issues

The Family Business - Wills and Family Businesses


The thorny issue of succession to the family business - managing expectations and making choices that are right for the business - can become complicated

The Family Business - The National Family Business of the Year Awards


The National Family Business of the Year Awards were created by Family Business United (FBU) to celebrate the UK family business sector.

The Family Business - East Anglia’s Family Business Day - 31 January


On 31 January, Paul Andrews will be visiting businesses in East Anglia, together with lawyers from Birketts promoting East Anglia’s Family Business Day.

The Family Business - Family owned businesses and employee shares


Employee share incentives are a useful recruitment and retention tool and they can be extremely tax efficient.

The impact of the late night levy


The late night levy came into force in October 2012 allowing licensing authorities to charge alcohol suppliers a levy to sell alcohol late at night (on/after midnight and ending at/before 6.00am) in the authority's area. There have been over 200 levies introduced nationally.

Rubik's Cube solved by the ECJ


The Rubik's Cube, named after its inventor Erno Rubik, was invented in 1974 but it was not until 1999 the a three-dimensional EU trade mark was registered.

Still dreaming of a White (Paper) Christmas?


Yesterday’s Autumn Statement was relatively quiet in relation to planning – but it is still likely to be a busy run up to the festive season for practitioners.

Immigration Update - November 2016


This month's immigration update features articles covering the abolishment of the 28 day grace period, Tier 2 General, Family migration and more

Employment Law Update - Quick Fire! - November 2016


Electronic balloting, whistleblowing in the care sector, CIPD absence management survey 2016, BEIS committee and more are covered in this month's Quick Fire

Employment Law Update - “Perfunctory” redundancy consultation


The EAT has overturned a tribunal’s conclusion that a dismissal was fair following a “perfunctory and insensitive” redundancy consultation.

Employment Law Update - TUPE: Were activities ‘fundamentally the same’


The EAT recently had to decide whether activities carried out before and after a service provision change (SPC) were fundamentally the same...

Employment Law Update - Uber drivers are workers


An employment tribunal has recently upheld a claim by Uber drivers that they are ‘workers’, entitling them to rights under national minimum wage...

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