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This month’s roundup of developments affecting banks, wealth managers, brokers and funds.
Delay is a common problem in construction projects and can have costly implications. Before electing to terminate on grounds of contractor delay, there are a number of factors that should be considered.
The European Commission formally unveiled its plans for a digital single market within the European Union on 6 May.
The battle for your digital pocket/wallet, wrist and biometric data is on and everyone wants to help you pay in a more mobile/digital way.
Data Issues Roundup, 12 May: US cyber security laws; move to stop organisations blocking publications; and more
Also: settlements with retail tracking company and pharmacy; CII best practice guide.
Addleshaws presents a visual guide to the new landscape of insurance law under the Insurance Act 2015 Act, focusing on key changes concerning business insurance law.
Employee Incentives Update – April 2015: HMRC, corporate governance, company law and accounting for share incentives
This update contains a round-up of key developments in this area during April 2015.
Data Issues Roundup, 5 May: UK to extend security agencies’ powers; EU biometric data ruling; and more
Also: Ireland to be privacy regulator for 300 million non-US Twitter users; responses to Big Data report; and more.
Annabel Mackay examines the employment implications of the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime and Code of Conduct.
An employer’s conclusion that its employee had committed suicide, meaning that his widow was not entitled to receive a death-in-service payment, was unreasonable.
Gard Marine v China: if a contract requires insurance the court will assume the parties have agreed to look to their insurers for indemnification.
Implications of the EAT’s recent decision on the meaning of ‘public interest’.
Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.
The ECJ has confirmed that ‘establishment’ means the local employment unit to which the redundant worker is assigned.
A warning given in bad faith could not be relied on for the purpose of determining whether there was sufficient reason to dismiss an employee.
Neither financial services firms nor law firms should underestimate the cultural sea-change in behaviour the FCA expects.
Also: retrospective alternative service of claim form; judicial comment on costs budgeting; and more.
Making an offer to settle a claim under Civil Procedure Rules Part 36, whether as a claimant or defendant, is a way of potentially transferring some of the costs risk in litigation to your opponent.
Also: how a solicitor misled a court.
What it means for those dealing with disputes day to day. And by the way, there may be more rises on the way.