Safer internet? Basic steps to protect yourself online #SID2016
Legal Topics / Social Media

Safer internet? Basic steps to protect yourself online #SID2016

The internet is a wonderful place. It is full of education, learning, entertainment and talent. But, unlike the ‘real world’ it has more than its fair share of danger. Safer Internet Day (#SID) is an annual event with the aim of highlighting those dangers and encouraging internet users to beware and be aware. Social media is … Continue reading

Lawyers, know your limits on social media
Legal Topics / Social Media

Lawyers, know your limits on social media

The rise of social media is not just for announcing the arrival of a royal baby, it has grown to be a significant business tool. It is important to understand the potential ramifications of misuse and misinformation, however. Lawyers in particular should be careful about not going beyond their (insured) capabilities and expertise when taking up … Continue reading

Brief respite for businesses following Safe Harbour ruling
Employment Issues / Legal Topics / Social Media

Brief respite for businesses following Safe Harbour ruling

The landmark judgment of the European Court of Justice invalidating the Safe Harbour agreement with the United States will have a broad impact on business, but don’t expect any immediate action. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has confirmed that it will give companies time to get new data transfer agreements in place, … Continue reading

‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities
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‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities

A 14-year-old boy has been added to a national police database after sending a naked picture of himself to classmate via Snapchat. The uncontrollable rise in sexting amongst children must be tackled, but is punishment the right solution? Although the unnamed boy was not arrested or charged, the incident – which the police became aware … Continue reading

Oi, Gove, Shake It Off! It’s time for the legal profession to channel Taylor Swift
Legal Topics / Solicitors Journal

Oi, Gove, Shake It Off! It’s time for the legal profession to channel Taylor Swift

Supermarkets aren’t obliged to dispense free produce from their back doors, why should lawyers? It’s taken a short while for the recently installed justice secretary to get to grips with the challenges he will face in office, but oh, how he has come out fighting. Laying down the law like only a Lord Chancellor can, … Continue reading

Third Sector: Tensions that can result in the early exit of a chief executive
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Third Sector: Tensions that can result in the early exit of a chief executive

I recently provided some insight into the relationships between charities and their chief executives for Third Sector magazine.   The article followed the recent parting of ways of Tessa Ross from the National Theatre. The article, also featuring the comments from ACEVO’s Jenny Berry, can be read in full here.           Continue reading