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Office politics – avoiding clashes in the run up to GE2015
Employment Law / In the News

Office politics – avoiding clashes in the run up to GE2015

 As we move ever closer to election day, the dangers of discussing politics in the office, the pub or at home become ever more present.  Sometimes the stakes can be high.  Thinking about this, I recently wrote a feature for City AM’s Office Politics section, discussing political ding-dongs, in the office.  The article is reproduced … Continue reading

Uber Alles? More PR gaffes from the $40billion start-up
In the News / Social Media Law

Uber Alles? More PR gaffes from the $40billion start-up

Uber hit the headlines again this month. First following its announcement that it was partnering with UN Women to  “work together around the world toward a shared vision of equality and women’s empowerment.”  It promised to create one million jobs for women in the next 5 years within it’s global company, now operating in over … Continue reading

$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack
General Legal / In the News

$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack

The systematic theft of up to $10million a time has resulted in a reported 100 banks being stung across 30 countries worldwide. Kaspersky Labs has said that a ‘professional’ hacking group has used basic phishing style techniques to infiltrate banks in Russia, the US, China and the UK, watching and waiting for months before taking … Continue reading

End of the (Silk) Road? ‘eBay of drugs’ creator found guilty
In the News / Social Media Law

End of the (Silk) Road? ‘eBay of drugs’ creator found guilty

On 5 February 2015, I joined the Arise News team to discuss the indictment of Silk Road ‘mastermind’ Ross Ulbricht and what really happens on the ‘Darknet’. The creator of online marketplace Silk Road is now facing a lengthy prison sentence after a New York jury found him guilty on charges including narcotics trafficking, criminal enterprise, … Continue reading

What can we learn from Sony’s hacking misfortune?
In the News / Social Media Law

What can we learn from Sony’s hacking misfortune?

Sony hit the headlines last year with the comedy film, The Interview, in which a TV reporting crew are enlisted to assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.  This time, however, the risk of publicity overshadowing the James Franco and Seth Rogan film has been realised and, despite a boost from the news stories surrounding its release, … Continue reading

#SydneySiege: social media and an Uber u-turn
In the News / Social Media Law

#SydneySiege: social media and an Uber u-turn

Social media saw a mixed reaction to the armed siege and hostage situation in a cafe in Sydney’s Central Business District las week.  Whilst some tweeted their outrage then bystanders would take selfies, others used social media to show their support for the city’s interfaith communities as the #Illridewithyou hashtag trended worldwide. #hostagesituationselfie The scene attracted visitors throughout the … Continue reading

Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Has this week saved consumerism in time for Christmas?
General Legal / In the News

Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Has this week saved consumerism in time for Christmas?

With images of shoppers fighting for this year’s must have products dominating the news cycle over the past weekend, the idea of shopping from the comfort of your home (or office desk) may be even more appealing. Throw into the mix some one-off, never to be repeated deals and unprecedented savings offers and you would … Continue reading