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Data Protection Fines

By |December 21st, 2015|

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued two monetary penalty notices (a total of £150,000) on two separate companies in one week, for making direct sales and marketing telephone calls in contravention of the Privacy Regulations 2003.

The Department of Culture Media and Sport launched a consultation on requiring direct marketing callers to provide Calling Line […]

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Cosmic Flower II

By |November 30th, 2015|


To celebrate the end of the month, Bevan Kidwell has collaborated with DegreeArt to send you all something non-legal and artistic. This month’s feature is ‘Cosmic Flower II’ by Elizabeth Picton.

If you have an enquiry about this piece or any other artwork, don’t hesitate to contact Isobel@DegreeArt or call 020 8980 0395.

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Direct Marketing, Data Protection

By |November 2nd, 2015|

Businesses that use and rely on third party marketing lists should take note of a First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) decision relating to breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. The tribunal upheld the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) enforcement notice requiring a company to stop sending unsolicited marketing texts to individuals whose details were […]

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Copyright Infringement

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Two recent cases provide warnings to businesses on the sanctions that can be imposed for copyright infringement:

In the first case, the High Court passed a 28-day custodial sentence suspended for 12 months on a nightclub owner for copyright infringement. The sentence followed an application by Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) for committal of the defendant for […]

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Make-A-Wish Ball 2016

By |October 1st, 2015|

1 October 2015

Our first Ball was in 2007; since then we have raised in excess of £1.5m, enabling us to grant many wishes for children so deserving and so close to our hearts.

Please join us in granting more wishes at our 10th Anniversary Valentine’s Ball on 13th February 2016 at The Dorchester Hotel, London.

Tickets at […]

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Tangled in my Head

By |September 30th, 2015|


To celebrate the end of the month, Bevan Kidwell has collaborated with DegreeArt to send you all something non-legal and artistic. This month’s feature is ‘Tangled in my head’ by Anita Rozentale.

About this piece:
Cyanotype and domestic paint on plywood.
Experimental photography/collage using cyanotype.
Exploring subjects such as memory, nostalgia and history.

If you have an enquiry about this […]

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Owner-Managed Businesses: Car Benefit

By |August 17th, 2014|

The First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) has recently ruled that a car leased in the name of a company but for which all lease payments, maintenance and insurance were borne by the director who used it was a benefit provided by reason of employment.

This decision may have an impact on any business that leases cars through […]

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Data Protection: Business Briefing

By |July 20th, 2014|

This business briefing highlights the key legal obligations a business should consider when dealing with personal data about customers, suppliers, employees and any other individual who may be encountered during the course of business.


There could be serious financial, commercial and reputational implications for a business (including possible […]

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Employment and Business Immigration Update

By |June 11th, 2014|

Have you ever considered hiring foreign employees?  If your business needs to fill a vacancy for a skilled worker but needs to overcome a skill-shortage or if you are an international organisation employing non-EU migrants, read on.  The procedure for hiring a non-EU national who does not have a certain status in the UK is […]

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Beware of pitfalls on business purchases

By |April 24th, 2014|

The Court of Appeal recently ruled on the enforceability of certain clauses in the event that sellers breach restrictive covenants – buyers need to be careful that non-payment clauses are not penalties.

Clauses held to be unenforceable

• In short, the clauses in question in the Court of Appeal’s case said that if the Seller breached a […]

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