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Anthony Rance, Partner in the Commercial Litigation team at Watson Burton provides some top tips on how to create a robust procedure which can be followed in the event of a cyber attack.
Further to our previous article commenting on the importance of the recent Court of Appeal Decision in S&T v Grove to “smash and grab” adjudications, the Technology and Construction Court has now applied that Decision and commented in particular on the need to pay a smash and grab award before a true valuation adjudication can be commenced.
With Brexit fast approaching it’s important to look at the risks Brexit poses to your supply chain and how to identify these risks. Although it is still uncertain what Brexit will look like and the impact it will have on your business and your supply chain, we have set out below how to assess the various risks and protect against them.
The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has recently set out his vision for simplifying the process for removal of illegal traveller encampments. The proposed changes focus on consulting on the creation of a criminal offence in respect of setting up an unauthorised traveller camp, alongside providing additional funding to local authorities.
S&T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited  EWCA Civ 2448
It’s that time of the year when work Christmas parties are already in full swing and people are enjoying the opportunity to loosen up and celebrate with their colleagues. The lines between work and play invariably get blurred and people are known for doing stupid things. Here are our top do’s and don’ts to help ensure you and your colleagues get through the night unscathed.
In the wake of the resignation of William Sitwell, the editor of Waitrose Food magazine, over disparaging comments on vegans, veganism is in the spotlight and on the rise.
In Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd  EWCA Civ 2214, the Court of Appeal held a company was vicariously liable for an assault committed by its managing director on an employee after a Christmas party.
Case: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited v AMEC (BCS) Limited  EWCA Civ 2222
On 1 January 2017, the new Building Regulation R came into force which now requires those developing new buildings or carrying out major renovations on existing buildings to provide “in-building physical infrastructure” for high-speed internet access i.e. 30 Mbps or above.