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Quickdraw: the importance of acting fast in court proceedings

Quickdraw: the importance of acting fast in court proceedings

The case of 52-year-old Rosita Hendry, a Filipina widow who turned down a £73,000 settlement and left Court with nothing has made headline news.  Rosita and Michael Hendry met in the Philippines and married in 2003. They entered into a pre-nuptial agreement to protect Michael’s assets for his children. Rosita agreed that if she and […]

British Airways faces record breaking £183m fine for data breach

British Airways faces record breaking £183m fine for data breach

The ICO has issued one of its first “blockbuster” fines under GDPR for a data breach – British Airways has been fined a record £183 million after its website was hacked and the personal data of 500,000 customers was harvested. The breach was caused by “poor security arrangements” allowing customer information to be accessed. The […]

Can you keep a secret?

Can you keep a secret?

Non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”), also known as confidentiality agreements, are currently a hot topic in the press. However, how effective are they in the real world? Imagine that: We Have Brilliant Ideas Ltd has made a ground-breaking discovery and wishes to engage the services of Party X to put together a business plan, or manufacture/develop a […]

Pensions on Divorce

Pensions on Divorce

Pensions are generally one of the largest assets to a marriage, following the family home, and consideration must be given by the courts as to how they should be dealt with upon a divorce. The way in which pensions have been treated upon a division of the matrimonial assets has changed in recent years and […]

What happens to a family business in divorce?

What happens to a family business in divorce?

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and often distressing process and circumstances can become increasingly complicated when there is also a family business to consider. The starting point The starting point for the division of finances very much depends on the length of the marriage. For long marriages, an equal division of the […]

Increases in Statutory Maximum Limits and Vento Guidelines

Increases in Statutory Maximum Limits and Vento Guidelines

The level of damages awarded with ‘injury to feelings’ in discrimination cases have now been updated. Statutory Limits: Each year, the Government reviews and increases the statutory maximum limits payable to claimants in successful employment tribunal cases. From 6 April 2019, The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019 (SI 2019/324) introduced revised limits, including […]

Company secretarial support for your business – A Blaser Mills Law service

Company secretarial support for your business – A Blaser Mills Law service

Blaze CoSec is brought to you by Blaser Mills Law, a leading Chambers UK and Legal 500 ranked law firm in the South East. What is Blaze CoSec? Blaze CoSec provides legal and administrative company and secretarial support to businesses who require assistance with UK company set-up, legal compliance or corporate governance, allowing you to […]

Irish Data Protection Commission Inquiry into Google

Irish Data Protection Commission Inquiry into Google

On the anniversary of the creation of GDPR, the Irish Data Protection Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited’s processing of personal data through the mechanism of personalised online advertising. The Commission seeks to establish whether such personal data is being processed in accordance with GDPR. As part of the Commission’s inquiry, the […]