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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 […]

Do I have any rights, even if my name isn’t on the property deeds?

Do I have any rights, even if my name isn’t on the property deeds?

Where an individual is not named on the title register to a property, but has paid towards the purchase price, mortgage or renovation costs, does that individual have any property rights? The short answer is yes. Where property is held in the name of one party, that person is the ‘legal owner’ and is presumed […]

Should an employment tribunal only consider how an employer’s ‘provisions, criterion or practice’ is applied to the individual claimant?

Should an employment tribunal only consider how an employer’s ‘provisions, criterion or practice’ is applied to the individual claimant?

Blaser Mills Law successfully represented Oxford Bus in the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) appeal case of The City of Oxford Bus Services Limited t/a Oxford Bus Company v Harvey. The EAT overturned the decision of the original Employment Tribunal on the basis that the Tribunal had only assessed the justification for an employer’s policy […]

Blaser Mills Law goes green for World Environment Day!

Blaser Mills Law goes green for World Environment Day!

Today is World Environment Day (5 June 2019), a United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Each year the day focuses on a different environmental issue; this year’s host, China, chose the theme of ‘Beat Air Pollution’. The theme this year is a critical issue, with the World Health […]

HMRC’s money laundering crackdown on the property sector

HMRC’s money laundering crackdown on the property sector

Estate agents have been hit with unannounced inspections as part of a recent crackdown on money laundering in the property industry, HMRC has revealed. The action involved HMRC officers visiting 50 property firms across England, who were suspected of trading without being properly registered pursuant to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLR). The MLRs expanded […]

Transparency in Family Courts

Transparency in Family Courts

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, who is also Head of Family Justice, has released draft guidance for consultation on reporting in Family Courts. Family proceedings are usually held in private however, journalists with a valid UK press card may attend hearings, save for those involving children. Since October 2018 legal bloggers […]

View from the President’s Chambers – too little, too late?

View from the President’s Chambers – too little, too late?

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, who is also Head of Family Justice, recently provided his latest overview of the current state of the family justice system.  The lawyers in our Family & Divorce Department also heard an update from the President first-hand when he spoke at the Resolution National Conference in […]

Blaser Mills Law shortlisted for Credit Strategy Award 2019

Blaser Mills Law shortlisted for Credit Strategy Award 2019

Congratulations to the Commercial Litigation team on being shortlisted for the Credit Strategy Awards 2019 in the Law Firm of the Year category. Our Commercial Litigation team have been recognised for their vast experience in providing assistance with debt recovery, mediation, litigation, enforcement and international recovery solutions to household-name clients based in the UK and […]