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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Appointment of a European GDPR representative - "The Known Unknown"

How prepared UK businesses are for Brexit remains to be seen, but anecdotal evidence suggests that many are not looking at solutions until the problem is better understood. Brexit still has, in the (now infamous) words of Donald Rumsfeld, “knowns… known unknowns… [and] unknown unknowns”.

One key aspect of Brexit preparedness for UK businesses will be to ensure that GDPR compliant transfers and processing of personal data to and from the EEA can continue after the 31 October 2019. 

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Shanks v Unilever - A win for inventors in the Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in a long-running legal saga between Unilever and a now former employee called Professor Shanks.  The case concerned Prof. Shanks’ claim for compensation for an invention created by him whilst employed by Unilever.

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Breaking the silence during #BLAW2019

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place each year on 9 to 15 October, and is marked annually by the ‘Wave of Light’ - where buildings across the UK are lit up blue and pink as a tribute to babies who died during pregnancy or soon after birth.

It is estimated that one in four confirmed pregnancies in the UK ends in miscarriage, and that one in every 225 babies will be stillborn – that equates to roughly nine babies a day. That means that many of us will know someone who has lost a baby, or have experienced such a loss ourselves.

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