In-house news vlog: Rent concession letters, GDPR draft guidance and flexible working arrangements – April 2017

In-house news vlog: Rent concession letters, GDPR draft guidance and flexible working arrangements – April 2017

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

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Stories include:

Brexit:

  • UK formally triggers Article 50

Corporate & Commercial:

  • Legal professional privilege and the processing of personal data
  • ICO publishes guidance on consent under the GDPR
  • NEW: Access a GDPR Planner for everything you need to do to prepare your business for the new GDPR. Access it here >

Advertising & Marketing:

  • CAP issues guidance on affiliate marketing

Employment:

  • Court of Justice rules on wearing political, philosophical or religious signs in the workplace
  • Annual leave is not counted as absence for a part-time workers claim
  • British Gas refused permission to appeal by Supreme Court in Lock holiday pay case

Consumer Protection:

  • Announcements in Budget 2017

Competition:

  • Whistleblower rewards

Corporate Crime:

  • Modern Slavery Act

 

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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.