June 2015 Archive

Malicious, defamatory reviews and reports – dealing with the issue

Business reputation has never been more important than now, with the ability of anyone to research any business before dealing with them; and the ability to circulate to the world bad reviews whether fair or unfair. Benjamin Franklin said famously “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Now that might be rephrased “one bad review to lose it”

Whose Terms and Conditions apply – if anyone’s?

The recent case of Transformers & Rectifiers v Needs underlines that if you wish to rely on your standard terms and conditions, you must take sufficient steps to make sure that the other party is given reasonable notice of both your terms and conditions and your intention to rely on them.

Rules, Costs, and Litigants in Person

Government cut backs have meant that the court landscape is changing; not only are costs under closer scrutiny then ever before but also there is a significant increase in the numbers of Litigants in Person. Lord Dyson has called for more training for lawyer to enable them to get to grips with the costs management regime as well as calling for more simplification of the Civil Procedure Rules to reduce delays in the justice system.

Security breaches affect 90% of large organisations

The most recent report by the Information Security Breaches Survey 2015 confirms what most of us probably suspect – that the online world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. Of all the security breaches uncovered by the survey, 50% of the worst were caused by human error, 10% were uncovered by accident and only 46% were discovered within a day of them occurring.
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