In-house news vlog: GDPR developments, gender pay gap reporting, and contracts law – May 2017

In-house news vlog: GDPR developments, gender pay gap reporting, and contracts law – May 2017 >

Our May news vlog, in association with Radius Law, provides a monthly round-up of key news and trend stories for in-house lawyers.

Subscribers to LexisPSL can delve into all these stories and access further related reading in our NewsIN document. Non-subscribers can request a free trial here.





Stories include:

General Election:

  • Election 2017 and the implications of the early UK parliamentary general election

Corporate & Commercial:

  • Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd – Exclusion clause was validly incorporated and effective
  • Supreme Court ruling on contract interpretation – Textualism versus contextualism
  • Principles applicable in construing preconditions in commercial contracts

Data Security:

  • Recent GDPR developments including ICO fines for Flybe and Honda
  • NEW: Download GDPR planner: Phase 2 with accompanying precedents to help you implement the ICO's 12-step checklist. Access GDPR Planner: Phase 2 >


  • Gender pay gap reporting now available online. Virgin Money has already published pay gap data, highlighting a significant pay gap.
  • Uncertainty in employment contracts
  • Guidance on dismissal of a disabled employee for long-term sickness absence


  • Announcements in Budget 2017


  • Private actions for competition law breaches


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About the author:
Iain founded Radius Law in September 2013 which has been designed to meet the exacting standards that Iain had of his law firms during his time as an in-house counsel.


Iain’s in-house career spans 14 years with the 7 years from 2006 to 2013 being the General Counsel and Chief Compliance officer for the Mercedes-Benz UK Group. In this role he led a team of 18 staff.
Iain has previously been recognised in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report as a thought leader in legal management. He has spoken regularly and had published articles particularly on how to measure legal value.

Aside from legal management, Iain has significant expertise in regulatory work, particularly competition law and anti-bribery. Iain has led the implementation of large scale compliance programmes and also managed regulatory investigations.

Outside of the day job Iain has a passion for community projects and has been a non-executive director of a housing association and also established a debt advice centre. This social conscious approach continues in Radius Law with a bold commitment to pay 10% of profits to charity.