The General Data Protection Regulation

29.03.17

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will usher in a tougher new EU-wide data protection regime that will have direct effect in member states. Despite Brexit, the UK Government has confirmed that GDPR will come into force in the UK in May 2018 as originally planned.
 

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GDPR Handy Guide - Personal Data Breach Notification

24.11.17

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, certain personal data breaches must be notified to the relevant supervisory authority (in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)). Organisations may also need to tell affected individuals about a breach.

Download our guide to find out more. 

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GDPR, data breach

Handy guide to directors' duties

22.11.17

What is a director's role? Blurring the lines between a director and a shareholder is a common occurrence. Our handy guide outlines the duties and responsibilities of a director of a UK limited company.

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What is project finance? - handy guide

09.11.17

The project finance model is typically used for the purpose of financing the delivery of long-term infrastructure or natural resource projects, with deals including a wide variety of energy (e.g. wind, solar and hydro) and infrastructure (e.g. roads, schools and hospitals) assets. This guide looks at the key features of project finance before discussing some of the terminology you would expect to see on this type of deal.

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Banking, Finance

Key differences between Scots law and English law - handy guide

09.11.17

When involved in cross-border transactions, it is important to understand the key differences between Scots law and English law, particularly where the transaction involves financing portfolios of
investment properties, a group of companies with material Scottish subsidiaries or a fund structure.

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Banking, Finance

Brexit and Intellectual Property

08.09.17

There are some forms of IPRs that will no longer be available in the UK without specific post-Brexit provision, in particular pan-EU registered trade marks and designs, as well as Protected Designations of Origins (PDOs) and related rights. Download this guide for more information on the potential impact on IP Owners.

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public law
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Entrepreneurs' Relief - Giving Equity to Employees

26.10.17

Entrepreneurs’ Relief (‘ER’) is so well known it is often taken for granted by those disposing of their business. This valuable relief reduces the rate of tax to 10% on gains of up to a lifetime limit of £10 million and is designed to benefit those who create and develop economic growth. However all too often issues jeopardising the availability of ER are only identified when advising on an imminent disposal.This is frequently too late to remedy the problem and can be a costly mistake. This Handy Guide provides information on what you need to know.
 

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Tax

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

19.10.17

The Acting Lobbying Registrar has announced that the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 will come into force on Monday 12 March 2018.  If you or colleagues within your organisation have face to face discussions with Scottish Government Ministers, special advisers or MSPs it is likely that you will need to comply with the Act and to register details of those discussions.  Please download this guide for further information about the Act and what it means for you.

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public law, lobbying act

Top ten tips for franchising your business

19.10.17

There are many different ways to grow your business; franchising is one of them. In the UK alone, there are currently about 44,200 franchisee outlets, employing over 620,000 people. If you're considering going down the franchising route, check out our handy guide featuring top ten tips.

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GDPR - Carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments

01.09.17

Download our GDPR Handy Guide: Carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments.

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GDPR