Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again.
We are seeing an increased number of care providers receiving requests for information relating to Track and Trace. Commissioners and other public authorities are also monitoring outbreaks and seeking to understand where Covid-19 may be spreading through local communities.
Providers have been grappling with the question of how to respond to such requests and what to do if they have not got consent. We have produced an advice note which confirms how you are able to respond to requests for personal data.
Building upon guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the advice note sets out the legal grounds for sharing personal data (whether that relates to your staff or service users) as well as answering frequently asked questions. The document can be shared with staff for a quick and easy explanation of what they can do in response to a request. The advice note can also provide a foundation for completing a Data Protection Impact Assessment.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the advice note ‘Sharing personal data during Covid-19’, for a fixed fee of £350 plus VAT please contact Emma Watt.
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On 18 September 2020, the High Court gave its decision regarding the Judicial Review of Simply Learning Tutor Agency Ltd & Others v Secretary of State for Business.
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
Government regulations came into force on 23 September 2020 providing LGPS (local government pension scheme) employers with flexibility on meeting exit payments and LGPS funds with flexibility too
As employers face the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 31 October 2020, Katherine Sinclair and Libby Hubbard discuss the intricacies of the redundancy process for furloughed employees.
We have learned many things over the last six months; the latest lesson is that there is no new normal. The Government initiatives and guidance may have slowed down a pace, but the challenges for employers and their employees remain.
We are delighted to have maintained our position as a top-tier firm in four of our practice areas in the Legal 500.
Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?