Guest blog: Managing employees through divorce 
Employment Issues

Guest blog: Managing employees through divorce 

Given the regularity of modern divorces it’s no surprise that divorce can have tremendously adverse effects on an employee’s workplace performance, as Holly Barry finds.  With around 42% of marriages ending in divorce, it has become increasingly important for businesses to be able to manage divorcing employees to maintain office morale and productivity. In this … Continue reading

Will Spain’s ‘Google Tax’ be adopted across Europe?
In the News / Social Media

Will Spain’s ‘Google Tax’ be adopted across Europe?

I recently spoke to Oliver Haill about recent legislative change in Spain and how this may impact on publishing and news sites across Europe and further afield. The article was published on 29 July 2014 and is reproduced below with the kind permission of Internetworks. Spain’s online content law bomshell sending aftershocks throughout digital world In … Continue reading

PODCAST: Write a legal blog, mind your Ps and Qs and get a job?
Legal Cheek

PODCAST: Write a legal blog, mind your Ps and Qs and get a job?

PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss blogging with Leon Glenister As Hardwicke Building found out last week, lawyers who enjoy writing in their free time can sometimes cause problems. But, on balance, most barristers’ chambers and law firms look favourably on applicants with a few bylines to their name – and as the Barbara … Continue reading

Google not (yet) liable for defamatory comments of bloggers
Social Media

Google not (yet) liable for defamatory comments of bloggers

The Court of Appeal in London has suggested that Google and other online platforms may be liable for defamatory comments posted by users of their websites. The ruling confirmed that websites must act on complaints reasonably quickly to maintain their status as mere “facilitators” rather than publishers, which would expose them to greater liability for libellous comments posted … Continue reading

Significant Damages Following Twitter Libel
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Significant Damages Following Twitter Libel

The Guardian has reported that Peter Cruddas, the former Conservative Party co-treasurer, has been awarded £45,000 in libel damages plus costs from a former aide to Tony Blair. The action was brought by Cruddas following allegations made in the Sunday Times in March 2012 that he unlawfully solicited donations whilst he was the Conservative Party co-treasurer, a position … Continue reading