In-house news vlog (short version) – March 2015

In-house news vlog (short version) – March 2015

March newscast is viewable now.

Hear 8 legal news stories in less than 13 minutes.

This month we cover data protection, employment, advertising, intellectual property and commercial news.

Employment news

When travelling internationally we may feel that the transportation does not meet the same safety standards that we have come to expect back in the UK. What may not be so obvious is the extent of the employer’s duty to conduct risk assessments for its travelling employees.

In a recent case, Dusek and StormHarbour Securities, where Mr Dusek was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Peru, it was held that his employer was liable, as it had failed to undertake a reasonable risk assessment. For further reading, see:

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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.