In-house news vlog: including the CRA – May 2015

In-house news vlog: including the CRA – May 2015

May newscast, click link below to view.

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This month we cover corporate and commercial, data security, employment and competition news.

Here are some of this month's highlights...

Key highlight 1 (tune in from 02:34)

Corporate and Commercial news: Having received Royal Assent, The Consumer Rights Act (CRA) is due to become law in October.  The CRA will replace eight existing consumer laws including the Sale of Goods Act and the Supply of Goods & Services Act.

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Key highlight 2 (tune in from 03:36)

Data Protection news: The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) will have to amend their practices after the ICO found that they had breached electronic marketing rules.

Key highlight 3 (tune in from 08:00)

Competition news: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued two new guides.  One of the guides concerns how company secretaries should comply with competition law when fulfilling corporate responsibilities.

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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.