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Employers vicariously liable for data breach

Employers could be vicariously liable for misusing employee’s data even if they had done all they reasonably could to prevent it.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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GDPR: what to do when a data breach occurs

The General Data Protection Regulation will introduce strict new reporting and record-keeping requirements in relation to data breaches.


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New law gives time off and pay to bereaved parents

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has now been published. This will give bereaved parents the right to time off work following the death…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Daylight robbery – ignore it at your peril

Sometimes the most important considerations in a property development are those which are not immediately obvious, at least to the naked eye.

David Tabinor
David Tabinor Partner

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Care needed when making demands for a service charge

A tenant sought to avoid payment of an “on account” service charge, following a demand by its landlord.

Sian Evans
Sian Evans Partner

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A broader interpretation of exclusions on liability?

In Persimmon Homes Ltd and others v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd [2015] EWHC 3573 (TCC) the court interpreted a consultant’s exclusion of liability…


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Linley Developments fined £200,000

This case involved the death of 28-year-old bricklayer who was fatally injured when an unstable retaining wall collapsed at a construction site in St…


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LADs and penalty clauses – important reading for all associated with the construction industry

The Supreme Court has issued important guidance on how and when contractual clauses (such as liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs)) will be…

Paul Lowe
Paul Lowe Associate

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