Category Archives: Company & Commercial Law

The right to be forgotten and the removal of information that may disproportionately impact the lives of individuals

Last week, an individual won his legal action against Google in connection with what is known as the “right to be forgotten” in a UK High Court case. The right to be forgotten (also referred to as the right to … Continue reading

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Court condemns Facebook’s use of personal data

After a lengthy battle with the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (“FGCO”) regarding Facebook’s data protection policies, the Berlin Regional Court (“BRC”) has found that Facebook’s use of its users’ data was illegal. Facebook had failed to obtain consent to … Continue reading

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Additional rights for delayed rail passengers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Delayed rail passengers will now be given stronger rights to claim consequential losses, including taxi fares, hotels and missed flights following train cancellations and delays. Currently the National Rail Conditions of Travel (the “NRCoT”) govern rail travel and this allows … Continue reading

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What does the Autumn Budget 2017 mean for my business?

In the UK’s current landscape of austerity and uncertainty, with Brexit looming, small businesses across the UK were hoping for a ray of light from Chancellor Phillip Hammond, dubbed ‘Spreadsheet Phil’. Carl D’Ammassa, Managing Director of Business Finance at Aldermore, … Continue reading

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Death of a sole director-shareholder – What happens next?

When a sole director shareholder dies, his or her shares automatically pass to their personal representatives (PR’s), being the executors (if there is a valid will) or the administrators of his or her estate (if the shareholder dies intestate), under … Continue reading

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Will SMEs be shackled by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Data is increasingly becoming the most valuable commodity for businesses and as such, one of the most protected. Considering the GDPR is an update to the Data Protection Act which first came into force in 1998, when one gigabyte of … Continue reading

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Weet-a-bots – cereals in disguise

The recent seizing of 300 boxes of Weetabix by New Zealand customs officials has highlighted the importance of brand protection and ensuring that your brand is protected in all territories in which you trade. The boxes of Weetabix were imported … Continue reading

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