Family Law (16 April – 30 April)

Family Law (16 April – 30 April)

Family News Parental conflict initiative to be trialled in 30 areas Cypnow – 27 April The government has confirmed that a £39 million programme will be trialled in 30 council areas in order to try and reduce conflict between parents in disadvantaged families. Local authorities will be responsible for identifying and referring families who could benefit. Read more

Immigration Law (16 April – 30 April)

Immigration Law (16 April – 30 April)

Feature of the Fortnight In recent weeks, the Windrush generation scandal has predominated the news leading to criticism of the government’s approach to hostile immigration. The Windrush generation came to the UK on the MV Empire Windrush from the Caribbean after the Second World War. Any Caribbean immigrant who arrived in the UK before 1973. Read more

Q&A with James Nurton

Q&A with James Nurton

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with journalist, James Nurton. 1 – What first garnered your interest in IP & IT? Like many history graduates, I didn’t know what career to pursue! However, having done some student journalism, I applied for training contracts in the media and was lucky to get a position as a trainee reporter. Read more

GDPR checklist

GDPR checklist

Moving to implementation on data protection 25 May 2018 is ‘D-Day’ for anyone who either controls or processes personal data of any sort. This is the date of implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across the EU. If you are involved in a transactional, customer facing business, however small, this will affect you.. Read more

Kaine Agary on human trafficking: the victims and survivors in focus

Kaine Agary on human trafficking: the victims and survivors in focus

In March 2012, an amateur video surfaced on the internet showing a woman being dragged by two men into a waiting car. That woman was Alem Dechasa, a 33-year-old Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon. The location was the Ethiopian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. She had escaped her employers and hoped to take refuge in the. Read more

April 2018: Employment Bulletin from 5 Essex Court

April 2018: Employment Bulletin from 5 Essex Court

Message from the Editors: Dan Hobbs & Clare Harrington Welcome back to ‘Five from 5’, the free bi-monthly employment law bulletin created by the employment team at 5 Essex Court in association with Bloomsbury Professional. Dan Hobbs would like to bid a fond farewell to his co-editor Clare Harrington who he is delighted to announce has been appointed. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (9 April – 23 April)

Employment and Pensions Law (9 April – 23 April)

Employment Law Supreme Court rules employees can claim damages for a symptomless condition Latham & Watkins LLP – 16 April Latham and Watkins LLP discuss the Supreme Court decision in Dryden and others v Johnson Matthey, a significant decision which allows three former employees of a chemical company to claim damages for a symptomless condition. Read more

IP & IT Law (9 April – 23 April)

IP & IT Law (9 April – 23 April)

IP & IT Law Price comparison site data may have been used by Leave.EU The Guardian – 21 April Brittany Kaiser, an ex-director of Cambridge Analytica, has claimed that the Leave.EU campaign, headed by Nigel Farage, may have breached data protection by targeting customers of Eldon Insurance to promote anti-Europe messaging using their private data.. Read more

Facebook ads are key for publishers but for how long?

Facebook ads are key for publishers but for how long?

Between them, Facebook and Google account for over half the UK’s digital revenue spend. To the uninitiated this might seem somewhat of a surprise.  There can’t be anyone who isn’t aware of the large-scale dominance of these giants across the digital sphere, but many still view Facebook as a user driven networking platform, synonymous with family. Read more

Kaine Agary on the global response to human trafficking – what governments and organisations are doing

Kaine Agary on the global response to human trafficking – what governments and organisations are doing

To understand the depth of the problem of human trafficking requires accurate data showing the incidences of trafficking, from recruitment to transit and eventual destination. Unfortunately, because of the secrecy around human trafficking and the disempowerment of the victims, it is difficult to get accurate data. Despite the lack of data, it is undeniable that. Read more

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