In-house news vlog: including penalty charges – June 2015

In-house news vlog: including penalty charges – June 2015

June video newscast now live, click image below to view.

This month we cover corporate and commercial, data security, employment, advertising & marketing, intellectual property, financial services and competition news. Here are some of this month's highlights...

Corporate & Commercial: Penalty charges

First up, we cover a case where a defendant challenged his penalty charge relating to overstaying the permitted time in a carpark. A well established English law states that penalty charges are not enforceable if not considered ‘extravagant and unconscionable’.
Tune into the full story from 00:20.

Competition: Commission launches inquiry into ecommerce

The European Commission launched an anti-trust competition inquiry on the 6th May. This follows concerns expressed by the European Commission that although ecommerce generally has seen significant growth in recent years, cross-border ecommerce is growing relatively slowly. This concern is backed up with some evidence.
Tune into the full story from 07.40.

Employment: Holiday Pay

Last month, we spoke too soon when we reported that we were heading towards a conclusion on the long running saga concerning holiday pay.
Tune into the full story from 04:25.

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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.