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The Brexit Political Declaration

The Brexit Political Declaration has turned up just in time for Christmas – it has all the rigour of a Christmas present list written to Santa. The reality is that all the key points have been booted into the long … Continue reading

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The GDPR Bandwagon

So hopefully you remember the supposed millennium bug Y2K that was going to eat up and destroy all computers, servers and all the software on these machines – because it didn’t really happen. It wasn’t so much a hoax as … Continue reading

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Drive Like Death

Recent media reports have highlighted the extent of use of mobile phones while driving – as if we needed news items to tell us this. If you are driving (and actually driving) you can easily spot the vehicles in front … Continue reading

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Rise of Adblockers and Goodbye to Free

So Apple (not unexpectedly) dropped a bit of a bomb on the Internet industry with the latest software update iOS9. For the first time Apple is allowing ad-blocking apps for iPhones. These simple and quick downloads allow all ads, tracking … Continue reading

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When legally correct is incorrect

Tour operator Thomas Cook has been found to have breached their duty of care by an inquest jury. Their breach led to the deaths of Bobby Shepherd, aged six and Christi Shepherd, aged 7, almost nine years ago. The crisis … Continue reading

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Legal Aid for the 1%

The courts in London have never been busier. Our legal system is rightly admired the world over for its independence and fairness, whether the case is commercial or of a personal nature, (divorce). In fact our legal system is so … Continue reading

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Google please can we avoid the pain

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has told Google it has 35 days to delete the remaining copies of the illegally obtained Street View data. The issue arose when it was found that Google Street View cars were able to … Continue reading

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Tax is too taxing

Ok, let us start with the obvious – nobody likes paying taxes, however, they are a fact of life. They certainly need to be lower for everyone, and governments need to spend the money raised wisely. However, tax rates will never … Continue reading

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The National Maximum Wage

In the laughable/cynical spirit of “we are all in this together”, there are now proposals to freeze or even reduce the current rates under the National Minimum Wage, (NMW). Just a few points regarding this: 1. For many the rates … Continue reading

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Unfair dismissal compensation to be cut

The business secretary Vince Cable is planning to reduce the maximum award for unfair dismissal from the current level of £72,300. Under current unfair dismissal law an employee can receive a Compensatory Award of up to £72,300 to compensate financial … Continue reading

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