data protection officer
As the deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation approaches, Katie Harris-Wright, senior associate at Birketts LLP considers whether firms should have a data protection officer. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. Given that the GDPR is a piece of EU legislation, it would...
identifying whistleblowing disclosures hidden
A number of whistleblowing cases have made headlines in the last few months and highlighted the fact that such claims are here to stay.  This article, by Vicky Schollar, associate at Blake Morgan LLP, looks at the whistleblowing legislation and how organisations can help identify when a qualifying and protected disclosure has been made. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998...

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Podcast: Five Things – February 2018

Welcome to our first podcast! In this inaugural episode, James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft, takes a more detailed look at some of...

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Allegations of workplace bullying are difficult for an employer to deal with because bullying can be hard to recognise and define....

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