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The Governor of Bermuda has appointed Bermuda’s first privacy commissioner (Privacy Commissioner) pursuant to powers under the Personal Information Protection Act 2016 (PIPA).
Case review 05/12/2019
MacDonald v Carnbroe Estates Limited [4.12.19]. The Supreme Court has clarified the meaning of ‘adequate consideration’ but at the same time caused uncertainty in holding, for the first time, that the court’s remedy for a gratuitous alienation, may give credit for the price paid by the bona fide purchaser for the property.
Case review 28/11/2019
The law of vicarious liability continues to exercise senior judicial minds, as the courts re-configure the traditional approach to this subject to meet the demands, evolving working practices and mores of the modern world. Two cases come before the Supreme Court this month and whilst we await the outcome we consider the potentially far-reaching ramifications for employers and insurers alike.
We are pleased to announce that highly regarded commercial litigation partner Jane Kupsch and senior associate Lucy Reade have joined our growing Melbourne office today. Both were formerly at Piper Alderman.
Figures from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) suggest a growing trend towards disciplinary complaints. We previously considered why this trend exists. Here, we take a look at what steps to take when responding to a complaint.
Case review 20/11/2019
Cadent Gas Ltd v Singh [08.10.19]. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently upheld a decision that an employee was dismissed because of his trade union activities, in circumstances where the manager driving the disciplinary process had been motivated by hostilities towards the employee’s union.
We are pleased to confirm that we have secured a new retail site at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre for Sheffield United Football Club.
Recent changes to UK copyright law may have unexpected consequences for the healthcare sector. Under the new legislation, NHS Trusts, hospitals, and other healthcare providers may be required by copyright holders to pay a licence fee to enable them to show broadcast television and other content on their premises.
Dealing with grievances promptly and fairly can prevent problems developing into major workplace issues. If the problem is handled badly or not dealt with at all, it is only likely to grow and may permanently damage trust and undermine the employer-employee relationship.
The risk landscape that threatens the livelihoods of SMEs is constantly evolving. From cybersecurity and data regulation, to rogue employees and the liabilities associated with flexible working, small businesses need to be aware of the challenges that these risks bring.