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The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an online pharmacy £130,000 for selling details of 21,500 customers (without their informed consent) to third parties. The penalty is the first of its type to be issued for a breach of the first…

A Court of Appeal decision provides a warning to owners of businesses that trade as a partnership. The court held that a partner was jointly and severally liable to a third party for the breach of fiduciary duty of another partner (L). This was the case even…

Different countries have widely differing rules on succession to the assets of deceased persons. The EU Succession Regulation (known as Brussels IV) has been introduced to harmonise rules within the majority of EU countries. When and where does it apply? …

Businesses need to be aware that pursuing a particular line of enquiry at an interview may give rise to detriment claims under discrimination law. Ideally, all shortlisted candidates should be asked the same or similar questions to allow answers to be…

New figures from the Pensions Regulator show that the number of penalty notices issued to employers who have not complied with their auto-enrolment duties increased sharply in the first quarter of 2015. Between 1 January and 31 March 2015, 198 fixed penalty…

Following a case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), employers with bonus schemes that are linked to attendance should ensure that there is sufficient flexibility within the schemes to avoid withholding payment in circumstances where it is likely to be…