Monthly Archives: February 2016

Contactless cards and ‘digital pickpocketing’

  Many of you will have seen the recent articles in the press of people reportedly using contactless card readers to ‘digitally pickpocket’ unsuspecting victims.  In this blog I look at the legal position if you find yourself a victim … Continue reading

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Further Relief for Business Rates Relief

Small Business Rates Relief As from 1 April 2016 there will be further relief for those small businesses in England that successfully apply for small business rates relief.  The previous temporary increase in the level of relief available was due … Continue reading

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Can employers really snoop on employee’s private messages?

In the recent landmark case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights held that there was no violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect for private and family life, … Continue reading

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Adidas axe Adam; Sunderland Striker has his boot deal terminated

Adidas has terminated its boot contract with Adam Johnson. The German sportswear manufacturer reacted quickly after the Sunderland midfielder pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one of grooming in an ongoing case at Bradford crown court. … Continue reading

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Fun with Intellectual Property

Intellectual property law has never been a laughing matter. Until now. Having a sense of humour on the internet is fraught with many dangers, but, beyond the minefields of taste and offence, the wrong joke, using the wrong pop culture … Continue reading

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Digital assets on death – do you really own them?

Recent headlines of the rich and famous (reportedly Bruce Willis) taking on Apple in the fight to be able to leave digital assets to loved ones on death certainly makes for good reading but just what is someone’s right to … Continue reading

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