Data Privacy: Challenges, Enforcement and Unification

Data Privacy: Challenges, Enforcement and Unification

Question one – Challenges  What do you see as the biggest challenges for data privacy in your jurisdiction during the next decade? Is technology a factor? Uncertainty provided by Brexit extends to data protection. At the time of writing, the provisions of the...
Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax

  Most of us ignore Capital Gains tax on houses, after all your house has the benefit of the Private Residence Exemption.  The first issue here is that it is the Principal Private Residence Exemption not just the Private Residence exemption.  If you have a second...
The Ranks are Closing in on the Blame Game

The Ranks are Closing in on the Blame Game

 A few weeks ago I wrote an article entitled “No End in Sight for the Blame Game” which commented on the progression (or non-progression)! of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill in light of Parliament’s temporary suspension. Now that Parliament has been...
The End of LIBOR- What to expect?

The End of LIBOR- What to expect?

The globally recognised and crucial London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is understood to be the benchmark interest rate for a reported US $300 trillion worth of financial contracts worldwide, including around $30 trillion worth of financial contracts in GBP....
Discrimination Diaries: Protected Conversations

Discrimination Diaries: Protected Conversations

Our discrimination expert, Senior Solicitor Katie Harris, answers your questions on difficult discrimination issues in employment. Names and circumstances have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. This week Katie looks at when a Protected...
Commercial contracts: It’s a mistake – but what then?

Commercial contracts: It’s a mistake – but what then?

Where a mistake has been made during the course of formalising commercial contractual arrangements, when will the court be prepared to rectify it and on what basis? Rectification takes place when the court amends the terms of a legal document which does not accurately...