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  • In-house Legal Bulletin - August 2017

    16 August 2017

    Covering the following articles: The Business and Property Courts of England & Wales, The Snap Election - The Reaction of the Commercial Real Estate Market, Details of Housing Infrastructure Fund announced and UK government publishes consultation on NIS Directive.

  • Ashfords In-house Legal Bulletin - May 2017

    10 May 2017

    Covering the following articles: Caution advised after waste scam could cost business £300,000, Indirect Discrimination - but why is it happening? and Contractual interpretation and bad drafting.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - April 2017

    19 April 2017

    Covering the following articles: GDPR - What are the key changes?, Data Protection Reform: GDPR - how can I start to prepare? and Data Protection Reform: ePrivacy Regulation - what are the new cookie laws?

  • What are the key changes under the GDPR that will affect organisations from 25 May 2018?

    12 April 2017

    Unlike the existing legislation, the GDPR is a Regulation. The reason for this is that data protection is seen as the cornerstone to the digital economy - therefore it is important that there is uniformity across Europe.

  • Data Protection Reform: GDPR - how can I start to prepare?

    12 April 2017

    Brexit will not exempt organisations from GDPR compliance - the government has confirmed that GDPR will apply in the UK. As we are now only a little over a year away from 25 May 2018 it is essential that everyone starts to prepare now for the changes set out in our article GDPR - what are the key changes?

  • Data Protection Reform: ePrivacy Regulation - what are the new cookie laws?

    12 April 2017

    In our previous articles we considered the key changes under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what steps organisations should be taking to prepare. Here we summarise the key changes of the draft E-Privacy Regulation (the "Regulation").

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - March 2017

    15 March 2017

    Covering the following articles: Planning Challenges: Changes in Costs Protection, Changes to policy on hearing fees and 34% of commercial properties could be un-lettable from April 2018 due to changes in EPC rating.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - February 2017

    14 February 2017

    Covering the following articles: Supreme Court rules on the disability polices companies must have in place when dealing with the general public, Negotiations and the conclusion of a contract and Ancillary Offences: Former Sweett Group Managing Director Jailed for Destruction of Evidence.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - January 2017

    10 January 2017

    This bulletin covers the following articles: Prop-tech Predictions: the circular economy, big data and the internet of (every)thing, The Vacant Building Credit Lottery and Legal community gives guidance on the implication of Brexit for disputes.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - December 2016

    13 December 2016

    Covering the following articles: Government Crackdown on Corruption and Unexplained Wealth, Director disqualified for breach of competition law and Increased focus on workplace racism calls for employers to take immediate action.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - November 2016

    15 November 2016

    Covering the following articles: UK will implement the General Data Protection Regulations on 25 May 2018, Housing and Planning at the Conservative Party Conference and Augmented Real Estate?

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - October 2016

    11 October 2016

    Covering the following articles: Resourcing revolution, White Collar Crime - "failing to prevent" crime and corporate liability and Repudiatory breach and frustration.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - September 2016

    13 September 2016

    Covering articles from: S73 Applications and consents granted under a Development Order, Winner's costs disallowed for unreasonable behaviour and Checking for overriding interests.

  • Ashfords In-house Legal Bulletin - August 2016

    10 August 2016

    In this edition we look at: Corporate Manslaughter - Sentencing Developments, Changes to company filing requirements – confirmation statements and the central register and Is it direct discrimination to ban wearing a headscarf in the workplace?

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - July 2016

    12 July 2016

    Covering the following articles: Setting aside judgment in default, How can a sponsor protect its brand against a rogue endorser? and What Brexit could mean for Planning.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - June 2016

    7 June 2016

    In this edition we look at, amongst other things, Failure to prevent Fraud - How will it look?, Recent changes to company law and High Court makes an unprecedented order for the destruction of confidential information.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - May 2016

    10 May 2016

    Covering the following news stories: Cyber Security Breaches - are you ready?, Assigning a lease to their guarantor and Ability to convert a building from office use to residential without planning permission made permanent.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - April 2016

    In this edition we look at: Terminating for repudiatory breach at common law, ACAS launch new guide for employing apprentices and young workers, People with significant control over a company and The fall of the corporate veil - when company offences can cause personal problems.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - March 2016

    8 March 2016

    In this edition we look at: The Network and Information "Cyber" Security Directive, Failing to Prevent Bribery, Overriding Third Party Rights through Appropriation and High Court awards damages to Buyer for fraudulent replies to enquiries.

  • In-house Legal Bulletin - February 2016

    18 February 2016

    In this edition we look at, amongst other things, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, zero hour contracts and the ban on exclusivity, and the recent trends in the Supreme Court.