Is your home fit for human habitation? Woodfines Solicitors

Is your rental property fit for habitation?

Next week (Wednesday 20 March 2019), the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes into force. The new Act requires that any property let by a landlord (private or social) is fit for human habitation when a tenancy is granted and remains so for its duration. It covers all tenancies less than seven years […]

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Four Tips to Make Networking a Less Frightening Experience

Networking is defined by the Collins English Dictionary as the process of “forming business connections and contacts through informal social meetings”. This concept often frightens young professionals and it is understandable if you are not familiar with the idea of entering a room full of individuals that you are not acquainted with. However, the skill […]

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Domestic abuse law overhaul - Woodfines Solicitors

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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