What Is GDPR

What Is GDPR

“If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked.”   Richard Clarke, White House Cybersecurity Advisor     What is GDPR? GDPR came into force on the 25th of May 2018 and was drafted in response to calls for reform of existing Data Protection Laws having been proposed by the … Continued

Everything you need to know about Deed Poll

Deed Poll: All You Need To Know

Words have meaning and names have Power. WHAT IS A DEED POLL? A deed poll is an official document drawn up and completed by one party used to declare an intention to change one’s legal name. A party may change their name after marriage, they may change the name of a child or to the … Continued

the right of access under gdpr

What is the right of access under GDPR?

“Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” Pete Cashmore – CEO of Mashable   You have the right to obtain the following from the data controller (party who holds your personal data) under Art 15 of the GDPR: Is personal data concerning you being processed? Confirmation as to what personal data concerning … Continued

Data protection officer

Does your company need a Data Protection Officer?

“I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.” Edward Snowden – American Activist   WHEN IS A DATA PROTECTION OFFICER REQUIRED? An organisation is required to appoint a designated data protection officer where: … Continued

What is insolvency

What is insolvency? All you need to know

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn – American businessman   WHAT IS INSOLVENCY? Insolvency is a term used for an individual who can no longer meet their financial obligations to their debtors as debts become due. Insolvency can arise from ill health, … Continued

What is bankruptcy

What is bankruptcy? All you need to know

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. Gregory Peck – American Actor   WHAT IS BANKRUPTCY? Bankruptcy is a legal process where an individual is declared unable to pay their Creditors. The property or assets of an individual, who is unable to pay their debts (called a Debtor) are transferred to be sold by a … Continued

Commercial contracts

Commercial Contracts: All You Need To Know

“A contract is only as good as the people signing it.” Jeffrey Fry – American Author   WHAT ARE COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS? A commercial contract is a legally binding document that puts a party into a binding position either to do something or not to engage in the stated activity. It is used for businesses and … Continued

Employment law Jan 2021

Employment Law: All you need to know

I mean, there’s no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. ‘You’re fired’ is a very strong term. – Donald Trump US President Employment Law Our Employment Law Solicitors can advise on the recent changes to employment law which in many cases mirror the changing working environment. Our Employment Law … Continued

Enduring Power of Attorney - a guide

Enduring Power of Attorney: A Guide

Making an Enduring Power of Attorney allows you to choose the correct people to deal with your affairs in circumstances where you are no longer capable of doing so yourself.   WHAT IS AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY? An Enduring Power of Attorney is a signed and witnessed document that allows a client (Donor) to … Continued

Making a will

Making a will

AN Other, in his last will and testament wrote: “To my first wife Mary, whom I always promised to mention in my will. Hello Mary! ” – Anonymous Under Brehon law, on a man’s death the general rule was that his property passes automatically to his dutiful sons or is divided amongst his kinsmen if … Continued