In-house news vlog: Clarification on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 - December 2015

View our December new stories, which focus on data security, employment, intellectual property and competition. There are also some particularly important stories that you should be aware of, revolving around:

Corporate & Commercial: Penalty Charges and Restrictive Covenants

We last reported on the Beavis case in June this year. As you may recall, this case concerned an £85 fine for overstaying the permitted time in a car-park.  Beavis had argued that the fine was a penalty charge and therefore unenforceable. The Court, however, looked back to the precedent that was set in the 1915 Dunlop case which stated that the fine would need to be extravagant or unconscionable to be unenforceable and that was not the case here. Find out more when you tune in from 0:40.

Corporate & Commercial: Legal Advice Privilege

The High Court has clarified the principles of the legal advice privilege in Property Alliance Group v The Royal Bank of Scotland [2015]. See the precise details when you watch from 2:38.

Bribery & Corruption: The Modern Slavery Act 2015

We have previously reported that the Modern Slavery Act requires businesses with a turnover of at least £36m to produce slavery and human trafficking statements. On 29 October 2015 guidance was published to clarify what the Government is expecting to see in these statements. Tune in from 12:00 to learn more.

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