Sharpe Pritchard awarded ISO 27001

Sharpe Pritchard has been awarded ISO 27001, the internationally-recognised standard for the effective management of information security risks. In order to be awarded ISO 27001, Sharpe Pritchard has demonstrated an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS), and continuous improvement, to assessors from the British Assessment Bureau. Organisations that have been awarded ISO 27001 receive ‘surveillance…

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Sharpe Pritchard acts in successful green waste procurement

Sharpe Pritchard have successfully closed a green waste project on behalf of Cheshire East Council. The team led by Ros Serrelli (Partner) advised on the scheme which will see a £7m in-vessel composting facility being built by Biowise Limited – the first such facility in the North West. The project represents an important piece of…

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London public law specialists bolster practice with two new appointments

One of London’s leading firms of public law specialists has bolstered its practice with two new appointments. Bhavini Nakeshree, a Corporate and Commercial solicitor, and Richard Small, a Commercial Property lawyer, have joined Sharpe Pritchard. Bhavini joins the firm’s Projects team as an Associate Solicitor, bringing with her a wealth of experience gained over several…

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Data Protection: specific protection for children’s data under the GDPR

The ICO has recently published draft guidance about the special considerations that must be given to the rights of children under the General Data Protection Regulation. In 2017, Ofcom reported that 53% of children aged 3-4 access the internet and that figure reaches 99% for those aged 12 to 15 (Ofcom, Children and Parents: Media…

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Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust v ATOS IT Services UK Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 2196

Author: Justin Mendelle and Tola Odedoyin It is common for parties to a construction contract to apportion risk and limit liability by specifying the damages that one party will be obliged to pay to the other in the event of a breach.  However, it is by no means straightforward to always capture commercial intentions with…

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GB Building Solutions Ltd (in administration) v SFS Fire Services Ltd (t/a Central Fire Protection) 2017 EWHC 1289

Author: Tola Odedoyin and Justin Mendelle We continue our look back at some of the more interesting or lesser reported cases from last year – in the spotlight this week, GB Building Solutions Limited (GB) v SFS Fire Services Limited (SFS). Background In 2009, GB Building Solutions Ltd (the main contractor) was engaged as a design and…

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