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£400,000 fine for Data Protection Act breach

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued Keurboom Communications Ltd (Keurboom) with a monetary penalty of £400,000 for unlawful marketing practices. What did Keurboom do? They used an automated calling system to make recorded direct marketing calls, mainly concerning road traffic accidents and PPI claims; They made repeat calls; They called at unsocial hours. The … Continue reading £400,000 fine for Data Protection Act breach

New: Business and Property Courts of England and Wales from June 2017

From June 2017, the specialist civil courts will be known as the "Business and Property Courts of England and Wales" (the Business and Property Courts). The Business and Property Courts will be located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Cardiff, with expansions to Newcastle and Liverpool likely in the future, to support businesses across … Continue reading New: Business and Property Courts of England and Wales from June 2017

Don’t discriminate, whatever your intentions

You have a longstanding relationship with a certain colleague. You’ve done business together for years. But then disagreements begin. You no longer want him working for the business as much. Whether justifiably or just disgruntled, he accuses the business of disintegrating. That really rankles. You know he’s to blame. So you strike back, thinking of … Continue reading Don’t discriminate, whatever your intentions

If early Acas conciliation starts really early, it may not extend time

You have an employee. Well, you have several. Relations with most of them are great. But with this one – it’s just not working out. Let’s skip over the reasons; it could be anything – his fault or yours, or just a personality clash. You’re wondering what you can do: try to salvage the relationship … Continue reading If early Acas conciliation starts really early, it may not extend time