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GDPR after Brexit

Posted on 27th February 2020 in Intellectual Property

Post Brexit and during the transition period of the withdrawal agreement the GDPR will continue to apply in the UK.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Collaborations and mergers for sustainability and impact

Posted on 24th February 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Collaboration in the charity sector is nothing new. Many charities already collaborate successfully with a range of other organisations at many different levels, for example, in the delivery of contracted services, where commissioners often demand it.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Protection from Domestic Abuse

Posted on 21st February 2020 in Family Law

According to the Office of National Statistics in the year ending March 2019, 1.6 million women and 786,000 men experienced domestic abuse. The number of women and girls killed in England and Wales had also risen to its highest level in 14 years with a 10% increase having been documented. Between March 2018 and March 2019 there were 241 recorded female victims of murder, manslaughter and infanticide with 48% of those victims being killed in a domestic homicide, and 38% of those victims being killed at the hands of their partner or ex-partner.

Posted by

Sarah Miller

Associate Member of CILEx

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Essential guidance for negotiating software as a service (SaaS) contracts

Posted on 21st February 2020 in Intellectual Property

With the increase in cloud computing, SaaS has become a widely adopted model for procuring software that would otherwise require investment in hardware, hosting and development. There are a number of important considerations for the customer buying access to the software when entering into a SaaS agreement.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Cloud computing and GDPR requirements – transferring data outside the EEA

Posted on 18th February 2020 in Intellectual Property

Using cloud computing for services such as HR, backup and customer relationship management (CRM) is becoming increasingly common but before selecting a provider it is vital to ensure the service complies with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR). Probably the most significant barrier to compliance and one which should be a deal breaker for anyone purchasing cloud computing if not resolved arises when data is stored outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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What you need to know about consent orders

Posted on 17th February 2020 in Family Law

A consent order is a legally binding court order approved by a judge in divorce proceedings, filed after both parties have agreed their financial settlement. This is often without the need for either party having to attend at Court.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Consultation on Retail Prices Index (RPI)

Posted on 12th February 2020 in Parks

The UK Statistics Authority and the Government are to jointly consult on the Government’s proposed changes to the Retail Prices Index (RPI) from 11 March 2020 (the 2020 Budget Date). The consultation will be open for six weeks, closing on 22 April 2020.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

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Do I need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

Posted on 12th February 2020 in Family Law

We are being asked by our clients more and more frequently about the potential need for a pre-nuptial agreement. While some couples may find it difficult or awkward to approach the subject of a pre-nuptial agreement with their future spouse, a day will come in the not too distant future when it will be considered usual if not essential to discuss the need for a pre-nuptial agreement before the big day.

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Is it possible to have an amicable separation?

Posted on 29th January 2020 in Family Law

There are many reasons why it is important to try and have an amicable separation. We have highlighted our top three below:

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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How to challenge a registered trade mark

Posted on 27th January 2020 in Intellectual Property

Trade mark registrations are not immune to challenge. Missing the opportunity to oppose an application for a trade mark before it is registered does not mean it is too late to take action because even after registration it can still be possible to cancel or have a registered trade mark declared invalid.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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What is a Stalking Protection Order?

Posted on 23rd January 2020 in Family Law

On Monday 20 January 2020 Stalking Protection Order’s (SPOs) came into force allowing Police in England and Wales to apply for emergency orders aimed at protecting victims of stalking.

Posted by

Sarah Miller

Associate Member of CILEx

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Charity Serious Incident Reporting - New Charity Commission Guidance

Posted on 20th January 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Just before Christmas, with very little fanfare, the Charity Commission released new guidance on the responsibility of charity trustees to make Serious Incident Reports (‘SIRs’) to the Charity Commission where the incident involves one of the charity’s partners either in the UK or internationally.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor