Domestic Abuse Laws Overhaul
New measures proposed to support Domestic Abuse victims and their families In January 2019, the Government published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill in which new measures have been proposed to support Domestic Abuse victims and their families. Although there has been a delay of two years in the proposed developments and an estimated £66bn a […]
The Google Case – GDPR
Critics have argued that the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are nothing more than a scare tactic since regulators have failed to issue any major fines or penalties to companies regarding their use of personal data. However, that theory is set to change since Google has been found in breach of the GDPR by a […]
Trainee Solicitors and Mental Health Awareness
An interesting article published by The Law Society Gazette early last year reported that the amount of trainee solicitors who experienced mental health problems more than doubled in 2018, compared to 2017. This follows a survey conducted by the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division in 2018 which informed that 39% of trainees have reported suffering from mental health […]
Can an Employer be Liable for an Employee’s Deliberate Data Protection Breach?
Data is an extremely lucrative and powerful commodity. During the first quarter of 2018, the Guardian reported that Facebook took £500,000 in revenue every five and a half minutes (the Guardian, 11/07/2018). With expansive volumes of data being held, high publicity surrounding breaches and the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) […]
Why Should You Make a Lasting Power of Attorney?
We all want to know that our affairs are in order, and most of us like to think we will have as much involvement in them as possible for as long as we can. However, there may be times when we are either unwell or, for practical reasons, cannot be in the right place at […]
When Does Duty of Care Begin in Hospital?
Quite unusually, a case regarding the extent of the duty of care owed by the NHS to the public recently went all the way to the Supreme Court. The case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust  UKSC 50 received the judgement of the Supreme Court on 10 October 2018. Background Mr Darnley […]