In-house Legal Bulletin: February 2016

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation is finally here

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") has been finalised and organisations now have two years to prepare before the legislation comes into force in early 2018. The following is a summary of some of the most significant issues of which in-house solicitors should be aware.

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Zero Hours Contracts - Ban on Exclusivity Clauses

Having received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 The Small Businesses Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015) brings into force the following employment provisions.

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A recent trend in the Supreme Court

Three cases decided by the Supreme Court have highlighted a trend for the court to respect the words used by the parties to effect the deal that has been agreed, even if the result may appear commercially unreasonable.

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9th March 2016 from 12noon 
Ashfords LLP, Tower Wharf, Cheese Lane, Bristol, BS2 0JJ

This is the first in a series of roundtable discussions addressing issues likely to affect in-house legal teams in 2016.

Shifting away from the usual seminar format, the aim of these sessions is to generate discussion amongst those attending. The first session will cover topics ranging from how to ensure your contract is binding, how not to enter into a contract, implied terms, through to change control and scope creep, breaches and termination. 

The importance of paying the correct court fee at the time of issuing a claim

A recent decision of the High Court serves as a salutary reminder for ensuring that the correct court fee is paid at the time of issuing a claim, particularly in cases where limitation is nearing.

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