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Google’s GDPR Goof

Google have received the biggest GDPR fine to date for ‘lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation’. The French Regulator judged that people had not been ‘sufficiently informed’ due to information being diluted...

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A Winning New Year’s Resolution

Start your 2019 with a bang by providing your employees with written terms and conditions of employment. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, Employees have a right to a statement of particulars of their terms and conditions of employment. This is often known as a...

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Resolutions Good Divorce Week

This week Jane Lodeto and Holly Johnson are supporting Resolution's 'Good Divorce Week'. Jane Lodeto has been a member of Resolution since she qualified as a solicitor. They are a society of Family Lawyers who campaign for a fairer family justice system. Good Divorce...

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First-time buyers benefit from budget

Stamp Duty has now been abolished for first-time buyers in shared ownership homes that cost up to £500,000. In the 2018 budget the Chancellor has announced that, following last year’s Stamp Duty changes, first-time buyers in shared ownership homes that cost up to...

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Passing Digital Assets on Death

Jane Lodeto enjoyed an interesting webinar today on passing digital assets on death. Many digital companies have not made provisions for Executors to easily access a deceased persons account, and it may be difficult for your Executors to even find these assets. ...

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Christmas Parties

Are you worried about how to act at your looming office Christmas party? Do you relax and enjoy the free bar or act professionally, as though you’re at a business meeting? Well Bellman (B) V Northampton Recruitment (NR) may have some answers for you. In 2011 NR threw...

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The Problems with DIY Wills

Which? Legal have recently reported that 40% of people who responded to their questionnaire used a DIY, or free Will writing service, when making their Will. With High Court disputes concerning Wills increasing by over a third in the last 5 years, this raises a lot of...

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‘Gay Cakes’ Supreme Court Ruling

Is it directly discriminatory for a Christian baker to refuse to bake a cake containing a message supportive of gay marriage? No, held the Supreme Court in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others. Mr Lee asked Ashers Baking Company to bake a cake with a photo of...

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Civil Partnerships for mixed-sex couples

The government says there are more than 3.3 million unmarried couples in the UK who live together with shared financial responsibilities - nearly half of them with children. But these households do not have the same legal protections as those who have a civil...

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To tell or not to tell – Employment References

It is common-place to be asked to provide references when applying for new job, but is there a legal requirement to give one? Unless regulated by an institution such as the Financial Conduct Authority, an employer is under no legal obligation to give a reference....

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