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An expensive MIFtake?

An expensive MIFtake?

It has been decided that those dreaded credit and debit card fees known as “MIFs” are unlawful. So, will there be a chance for merchants to claim damages? On 4 July 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down a landmark judgment in three associated cases against MasterCard and Visa (“the Card Companies/Company”) commenced by various […]

DesBox creative development in High Wycombe – I can hardly contain(er) myself!

DesBox creative development in High Wycombe – I can hardly contain(er) myself!

With a decline of its traditional high street, High Wycombe has been striving for new ways to invoke some spirit and identity into the local area. The DesBox development, as part of a wider redevelopment of several sites throughout High Wycombe, is seeking to create an artistic hub with a view to sparking a rejuvenation […]

No-fault divorces on the horizon

No-fault divorces on the horizon

Last month the Justice Secretary confirmed plans for legal reform of divorce proceedings Under current law, applicable in England and Wales, a couple making an application for divorce can only do so on one ground:  “the marriage has irretrievably broken down”.  In order for the court to proceed with an application for divorce, this underlying […]

Beckham avoids speeding conviction. But how did he do it?

Beckham avoids speeding conviction. But how did he do it?

In a high profile case, ex-England captain David Beckham avoided conviction for a speeding offence yesterday on a technicality. The court ruled that, because the initial letter to the owner of the car informing them of an impending prosecution (known as a Notice of Intended Prosecution or “NIP”) was served late, Beckham could not be […]

Remembering a charity in your Will – Remember a charity week

Remembering a charity in your Will – Remember a charity week

Leaving a charitable legacy in your Will does not only benefit your chosen charity, it can also have substantial inheritance tax benefits for your estate. It is a common misconception that only significant sums of money are left to charity and even a small donation can make a difference – charities rely on these gifts […]

GDPR Update: India – The Latest Data Protection Domino to fall

GDPR Update: India – The Latest Data Protection Domino to fall

In the latest move in global data protection reform, India has taken a large step towards introducing its own data protection law. The Srikrishna Committee submitted its report on and draft of the new data protection legislation ‘The Personal Data Protection Bill 2018’ (PDP), which is awaiting parliament and presidential approval. Over the past five […]

Network and Information Systems Regulations: don’t get burnt – keep the firewall up

Network and Information Systems Regulations: don’t get burnt – keep the firewall up

The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NISR) came into force on the 10 May 2018, implementing the Network and information Directive EU 2016/1148. The purpose of the NISR is to establish a national framework to regulate cyber security and to advance collaboration nationally and between member states of the EU. With focus firmly on […]

GDPR Update: The EU – Japan Data Protection Deal Agreed

GDPR Update: The EU – Japan Data Protection Deal Agreed

Alongside the signing of a new trade deal between the EU Commission and the Japanese government, the Commission and Japan’s data protection authority have agreed to recognise each other’s personal data protection systems as ‘equivalent’. This agreement reaffirms the parties’ commitment to shared values concerning the protection of personal data, and to strengthen their cooperation […]

Headway – Improving life after brain injury

Headway – Improving life after brain injury

Brain injury can have a major impact on your life. Every day activities, such as walking, talking and feeling can become a challenge. Headway, the brain injury association, has a network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK to provide support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers. […]

Settled Status – what employers of EU citizens need to know

Settled Status – what employers of EU citizens need to know

The Home Office recently launched an employer toolkit, which equips employers with the necessary information to support EU citizen employees applying for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (‘Scheme’). The Scheme will allow EU citizens and their family members to remain living and working in the UK, if they are already resident or arrive […]