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GDPR: Are you Ready?

16 Nov 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will apply to all ' controllers ' and ' processors ' of ' personal data' . The education sector holds vast amounts of personal data relating to its employees, students and pupils…

No need to plead fundamental dishonesty for a finding to be made

07 Nov 2017

In Howlett v (1) Davies (2) Ageas Insurance Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 1696 the Court of Appeal has found that the Court was entitled to make a finding of fundamental dishonesty even though dishonesty or fraud had not been specifically pleaded in the defence. Following a road traffic accident the…

No Fairy-tale ending for the Mickey Mouse Claimant

07 Nov 2017

O'Brien v Conwy County Borough Council You may recall that we reported on this case earlier in the year. An audacious teaching assistant fabricated an injury at work so that that she could go on a family holiday to Disney World in Florida during school term time. After the claimant…

GDPR - Frequently Asked Questions

02 Nov 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will apply to all ' controllers ' and ' processors ' of ' personal data' . Organisations hold vast amounts of personal data relating to employees, customers and suppliers. It is…

Data Protection Bill Starts Committee Stage

02 Nov 2017

The Data Protection Bill started Committee Stage at the House of Lords on 30.10.2017, where the Lords had the opportunity to scrutinise the contents of the Bill line by line. The General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will make significant…

GDPR and Mandatory Breach Reporting

01 Nov 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018. One of the changes the GDPR makes is the requirement for a personal data breach to be notified to the Information Commissioner's Office ('ICO'). Currently there is no legal…

Supreme Courts holds Local Authority Liable for Abuse in Foster Care

19 Oct 2017

The Supreme Court finds local authority vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents in the 1980's. The claimant Natasha Armes was placed in the care of the Nottingham County Council from the age of 7. Between 1985 and 1988 she suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse whilst…

The 'Superb' Forbes Insurance Department Recognised Once Again by Legal 500

19 Oct 2017

The Legal 500 has published its latest results and we are delighted to announce that the Insurance Department has been recognised for its 'superb service'. The Legal 500 praises the Forbes Insurance team for its substantial experience defending all types of claims and for working hard for…

What a Load of Bull?

17 Oct 2017

Swan v Christopher Good t/a Nite Life Entertainments Kingston Upon Hull County Court - DJ Besford The Defendant was the owner of a rodeo bull ride which was hired by the Claimant for her daughter's birthday party. During the party, the Claimant decided to take a turn on the ride and fell…

Fright Night Claim Fails

17 Oct 2017

Spencer v BB & B Leisure Parks Limited Leicester CC - HHJ McKenna The Claimant sought damages from the Defendant after injuring her back on a slide. The Claimant had attended the Defendant's premises in October 2013 to engage in a themed night known as "Fright Night". The…

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