Data Protection: The pitfalls of handling employee medical data

Beware the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which, particularly in recent months, has demonstrated its willingness to use their statutory Code of Practice enshrined under section 52 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to impose monetary penalties (of up to £500,000) to those organisations who fail to take the appropriate measures to safeguard Medical Data…

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Case Report – Lulu Construction Limited v Mulalley & Co Limited [2016] EWHC 1852 (TCC)

It has long been understood that although an adjudicator can direct which party should pay his fees, the parties to the adjudication cannot recover their costs and the adjudicator cannot therefore award such costs. The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act of 2009 introduced an exception to this rule, which allowed the parties to…

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Sheffield Music Hub – Helping to futureproof a vital partnership

Sheffield Music Hub is a vibrant organisation which enables children and young people from all backgrounds and every part of Sheffield to deepen their enjoyment of music and to progress to the highest levels of excellence. The highly-regarded Music Hub is governed by an advisory board made up of rep-resentatives from schools, music organisations, parents/carers,…

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Sharpe Pritchard’s projects team continues expansion

The projects team at Sharpe Pritchard continues to grow following the addition of three new solicitors. Steve Gummer, re-joins the firm from Allen and Overy as an associate in our infrastructure group. Steve trained at Sharpe Pritchard and specialises in complex infrastructure projects, including renewable energy and waste transactions, and he has a range of…

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Academy conversions from within PFIs

In March 2016, the white paper ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’ was published by then education secretary Nicky Morgan. Promising significant acceleration of the academisation policy, the proposal that all schools convert to academies by 2022 come what may was soon watered down. Political and media attention has subsequently turned to plans for new grammar schools. A…

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Cloud Industry Body Establishes New Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Infrastructure Services

Members of Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers (“CISPE”) – the united voice of cloud infrastructure providers covering 15 European countries – have signed up to a Code of Conduct (the “Code”) introduced on 27 January 2017. The Code will incorporate the demands of the impending European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), in force from 25…

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