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Apr
20
GDPR and e-Marketing – do I need consent?
Whether it’s Facebook in the hot seat over Cambridge Analytica or Messenger consents or councils being fined for data breach, barely an edition of the national press or legal news passes at the moment, without at least one article about data privacy, data security and/or the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Apr
20
Another reminder for developers about the consequences of premature start on site
A recent appeal decision from the Planning Inspectorate has highlighted the unintended consequences for developers of an early start on site and the need to carefully understand exactly what the planning permission authorises before embarking on preliminary works.
Apr
19
An update on Shared Parental Pay…
Last year the Employment Tribunal upheld a complaint of direct sex discrimination from a male employee who was refused enhanced Shared Parental Pay (“SPP”) (Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd). Capita successfully appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the judgment was handed down last week. We briefly explore this latest judgment and highlight considerations for employers below. 
Apr
12
Loss of .EU domains for UK businesses post-Brexit
In a statement issued on 28 March 2018, the European Commission announced that it will cancel all .eu top-level domains held by UK registrants when the United Kingdom exits the European Union.
Apr
12
Software as goods or services: why does it matter?
In various scenarios English law distinguishes between goods and services and there has been debate in recent years about which side of the line software should fall. This has been exacerbated by the changing nature of software delivery from provision in tangible format such as discs to provision online. In some cases this debate is academic but in the case of Computer Associates UK Limited v The Software Incubator Limited [2017] the answer to the question of whether software is goods was a difference of some £475,000.
Apr
10
What happens if a witness discusses employment tribunal proceedings when under oath?
In employment tribunal proceedings, witnesses are often told that they are under oath and are not able to discuss the case while they are still in the process of giving evidence. A recent case has demonstrated just how important it is to follow this instruction.
Apr
04
4th April 2018: Gender pay gap reporting deadline
The gender pay gap reporting deadline for private sector employers with 250+ employees is TODAY, 4 April 2018, when the clock strikes midnight!
Apr
04
Property disputes - Whose right of way is it anyway?
The decision in the recent Court of Appeal case of Annetts v Adeleye [2018] EWCA Civ 555 is a useful reminder of the principles that need to be established when trying to bring a successful claim for abandonment of a right of way.
Apr
03
Don’t be an April fool, find out about the top 5 changes to employment law this month...
April has now sprung into action after the Easter bank holiday and we might (hopefully) be approaching better weather this summer. But before we longingly look towards the beach, we must work out what needs to be crossed off the employment law to-do list this month...
Apr
03
Growing strength of Reading’s Boyes Turner drives series of promotions
Thames Valley-based national and international law firm Boyes Turner has announced a raft of promotions in key teams, underlining its growing strength as a full-service law firm.

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