In-house news vlog: Restrict on privilege, GDPR update and Restrictions on restricted covenants – July 2017

In-house news vlog: Restrict on privilege, GDPR update and Restrictions on restricted covenants – July 2017

Our July 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:

Corporate & Commercial:

  • Uncovering legal professional privilege in criminal investigations
  • Court of Appeal considers limitation and exclusion clause

Dispute Resolution:

  • Pre-action protocol for debt claims

Data Security:

  • Digital Economy Act 2017
  • General Data Protection Regulation update: Preparing for the GDPR—data protection impact assessments


  • The Pensions Regulator auto-enrolment checks
  • High Court rules no duty on employee to state true intention to compete lawfully in future
  • Employer's belief disclosure unprotected is irrelevant
  • Right to be accompanied
  • National minimum wage


  • First collective proceedings order abandoned


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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.