Author Archives: Dan Crayford

Dan Crayford

About Dan Crayford

Dan Crayford is a lawyer in the Corporate and Commercial Department at Forbes Solicitors. Dan provides updates for clients on a range of commercial and quasi-commercial issues including contracts, projects, intellectual property, procurement, governance, data protection and freedom of information, and charity law.

Queen’s Speech confirms GDPR to survive Brexit

Through yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, the government confirmed that which the ICO has already indicated: that there will be data protection law in the UK post-Brexit. Alongside the Great Repeal Bill and various others, will sit a Data Protection Bill, as outlined … Read more

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ABC v West Heath 2000 Ltd & Whillock – damages for psychological trauma from “Sexting”

A Claimant has been awarded £25,000 by the High Court for the psychological harm caused to her by being encouraged to send explicit, sexual text messages and images of herself to the Vice-Principal and Child Protection Officer at a Special … Read more

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Forbes Social Services and Complex Claims Team Shortlisted for Another National Award

Forbes Complex Claims and Social Services Team has now been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the Modern Law Awards. The winners will be chosen by a cross-industry panel of high profile judges and announced at a glittering ceremony … Read more

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Complex Claims Team shortlisted for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015

Forbes Complex Claims and Social Services Team is one of four to have been shortlisted for the Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards, which are due to be announced on 26 November 2015 … Read more

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R (on the Application of C) v Northumberland County Council: how long is a piece of string?

At the end of last month, the High Court reviewed an important question of principle concerning the retention of child protection records, finding that a retention policy of 35 years from case closure is both lawful within the meaning of … Read more

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Holding the Door Open: Police Liability under the HRA for Failure to Investigate

Yesterday the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court to award damages to two victims of the black cab rapist – John Worboys – against the Metropolitan Police for operational failings which, in turn, breached Article 3 … Read more

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Caring is Sharing: Working Together to Safeguard Children

To raise a child is not just the responsibility of the parents or carers; it takes an entire community to protect a child from harm. This is all the more true where the parents are – for whatever reason – … Read more

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