Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
GDPR: Saying “I do”, and meaning it.

GDPR: Saying “I do”, and meaning it.

19 January 2018

We are looming ever closer to the introduction of GDPR which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and create a blanket piece of legislation for data protection across the...

Author: Rachel Penny
Practice Area: Employment Law, General Data Protection Regulations

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Opening Up - What is 'Open Banking' and what will it mean for you?

Opening Up - What is 'Open Banking' and what will it mean for you?

15 January 2018

What is Open Banking? Open Banking arrived in the UK on Saturday 13th January, with relatively little fanfare for a directive that will usher in a profound...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Are Handwritten Exam Scripts Personal Data?

Are Handwritten Exam Scripts Personal Data?

08 January 2018

Yes, according to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), in relation to a case referred from the Irish Supreme Court (Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner). Facts...

Author: Anna McCarthy
Practice Area: General Data Protection Regulations

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“Luxury” brands now able to prevent sales on Amazon and other online market places

“Luxury” brands now able to prevent sales on Amazon and other online market places

22 December 2017

On 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union rendered its long awaited judgment in the Coty Germany GmbH (Coty) v Parfümerie Akzente GMBh case. This case...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: EU and Competition

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​New Procurement thresholds applicable from 1 January 2018

​New Procurement thresholds applicable from 1 January 2018

22 December 2017

On 18 December 2017, the European Commission published a set of Regulations amending the applicable thresholds for the procurement directives. This was followed, on 19 December, by...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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Christmas Gifts and the Bribery Act….

Christmas Gifts and the Bribery Act….

21 December 2017

It is long established custom and practice to exchange gifts with suppliers and customers at this time of year….but how do businesses reconcile this with the UK’s stringent anti-bribery regime?...

Author: Stuart Anderson
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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BITCOIN: Great investment or risky gamble?

BITCOIN: Great investment or risky gamble?

13 December 2017

This year has seen an unprecedented rise in the popularity of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. What was once seen as a slightly bizarre investment choice reserved for...

Author: Naomi Gaston
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Morrisons Vicariously Liable for Employee’s Disclosure of Personal Data

Morrisons Vicariously Liable for Employee’s Disclosure of Personal Data

13 December 2017

The High Court has held that Morrisons Supermarket was vicariously liable for its employee’s disclosure of co-workers’ personal data on the internet. This is the first ever group litigation...

Author: Anna McCarthy
Practice Area: General Data Protection Regulations
Sector: Information Law

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Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

11 December 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the season to be jolly… and the most lucrative month in the calendar for fraudsters. However, consumers, sit up and take note...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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What’s Happening with Inheritance Tax?

What’s Happening with Inheritance Tax?

06 December 2017

In 2010 the Conservative Party’s manifesto made the promise that they would raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1million to help people who wish to pass something on to their...

Author: Stephanie Johnston
Practice Area: Private Client

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