Welcome to Pitmans' quarterly Technology update.Read article
Once there lived a foolish emperor who was incredibly powerful and fabulously wealthy. Like many fabulously wealthy people, he was also an early adopter of new technology. He had a phone that monitored his heart rate; an RFID medallion that opened his doors automatically when he came near; glasses that enabled him to view emails without looking at a screen; and a smartwatch that… well, no one was quite sure what that was for, but it looked really cool.
Three years ago the European Commission proposed a reform of the European Union's data protection rules. The reform involves a draft Regulation setting out a general EU framework for data protection and a draft Directive on protecting personal data and the way it is processed.
The Defamation Act 2013, and the accompanying Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013, have both now been in force for around eighteen months. Yet the operation and effect of the regulations still seem to be imperfectly understood, causing considerable confusion for complainants in relation to website postings, and exposing website operators to the serious consequences of failure to comply with the regulations' provisions.
With the assistance of lawyers at Pitmans, Seedlip Limited and its founder Ben Branson have successfully completed their seed investment round.
Lord Digby Jones, former director general of the CBI and Minister of State for Trade and Investment, will be guest of honour and keynote speaker at this year’s inaugural Solent Business Awards.
Welcome to Pitmans' Hospitality quarterly legal update. Pitmans delivers specialist legal advice to the Hospitality sector and our team advise on a wide range of matters.
The new pensions flexibilities offer freedom and choice to members of both DB and DC schemes. Trustees should continue to review their schemes and consider how members may wish to take advantage of the freedoms.
Pitmans were again recognised as leaders in the corporate finance sector in the coveted Law Firm of the Year Award (sponsored by IT specialists Taylor Made) at the 2015 Solent Deals Awards.
On 9 June 2015 a High Court Judge granted IBM permission to appeal aspects of both the breach and remedies Judgments in relation to the “Project Waltz” legal proceedings.
In a recent decision that went against Prudential, the Ombudsman has ruled that a deferred member of a personal pension scheme should have been allowed to exercise his contractual right under the scheme rules to transfer his pension fund to an occupational pension scheme in circumstances where the transfer was not an unauthorised payment.
Earlier this year the Trustee of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund (“Fund”) won High Court approval over a deficit contribution model, allowing it to collect funding from around a further 210 former sponsors.
Businesses in the hospitality industry should be aware of the risks, obligations and potential liabilities that arise from ownership and use of electrical appliances. This article sets out the main concerns and how to comply with your obligations and protect your business.