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Organisations need to act now in order to meet the requirements of the new Electronic Identification and Signature (eIDAS) legislation

Electronic signatures present a huge potential for businesses to improve their operations, create better customer experiences, improve security, and increase potential revenue. E-signature technology now offers cross-border recognition of electronically-signed documents, and instant verification of signer identities and document authenticity – which are essential for businesses operating in increasingly digital and mobile environments. However, transitioning…
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Ex-Spouses could face travel bans for failing to pay divorce settlements

Paul Lancaster, partner of the Family Law team at Blacks Solicitors, looks into the latest proposals from the Law Commission: “The Law Commission has published new proposals which aim to make the enforcement of family financial orders ‘more effective, accessible and fair’ and implement tough sanctions for those who refuse to pay their former spouse’s divorce settlement.…
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The Brexit Effect; how employment legislation will be affected by the UK’s new independence

More than six months have passed since the historic Brexit vote and the subject has remained ever present on the news agenda. Recent events have now revealed a date to look towards as PM Theresa May has announced she will trigger article 50 by the end of March 2017, which means the UK will be…
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GDPR and the effect on data breaches

The Information Commissioner’s office have now confirmed that the UK will have to enact the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018 given this implementation date will occur before the expiry of the two year period from the giving of the UK’s Article 50 notice to leave the EU. The introduction of the GDPR…
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Counseling Early Stage Companies: Advance Preparation for the Exit

Representing early stage, high-growth companies often involves supporting a team of entrepreneurs to take a business from an idea, through commercial launch and market penetration, to a successful exit, often through an acquisition by a strategic or financial purchaser.  The speed and intensity of the client’s activity can be tremendous.  Under the pressure of achieving…
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