A Specialist Housing Court was first proposed a year ago, and the MHCLG has now issued a “Call for Evidence”.
Computers in the form of mobiles, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices mixed with the internet, the "cloud" and social media are integral to our individual modern lives. They are equally indispensable to our businesses and government in their various forms. The value of data (business and personal) is becoming increasingly recognised and with it the requirement to retain appropriate control of it, use it effectively and protect it.
We have been advising on the law and practice relating to this world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for over 15 years. We work on a cross-departmental team to get the right balance of ICT expertise and the knowledge and understanding we have of the commercial and legal environment in which our clients operate.
We recognise that, whilst investment in ICT services and goods can vary from thousands of pounds to over a million pounds, the value of the overall contract does not always reflect the potential harm to the customer if those services do not work as expected. We therefore seek to tailor our advice, and costs for that advice, to the significance of the service to you, balanced against your budget for it.
Our areas of ICT-related work include:
- master agreements for the design, installation and support of more complex ICT systems software and hardware systems;
- the creation, use and protection of ICT-related intellectual property;
- software and website licensing and development agreements;
- internet trading, including website compliance, marketing compliance, distance selling and online contracting and consumer law and data protection compliance;
- ICT outsourcing, hosting and “as a service” or subscription-based arrangements;
- the control and regulation of data and information, including data protection, freedom of information, investigatory powers (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 regime) and confidentiality;
- the relationship between EU procurement law and ICT projects;
- staff and employment matters; and
- management of consequences of data and other confidentiality breaches and resolution of disputes.
An advisor on areas relating to IT and construction.
Despite vaccines being available, there are still thousands of cases of adult meningitis in the UK every year.
Anthony Collins Solicitors’ Social Housing practice are celebrating securing a place on One Manchester’s legal panel.
A recent ECJ case has concluded that statutory holiday entitlement will not automatically be lost at the end of a holiday year unless the employer has “diligently” bought it to the worker’s attention.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated its guidance to Calculating the Minimum Wage in relation to sleep-ins.
A recent study revealed that only 65% of appeals were allowed in cases where councillors refused planning permission despite planning officers’ recommendation for approval.
This year’s Budget contained the news that the National Living Wage (NLW) will increase from April 2019.
Anthony Collins Solicitors once again performed well once again in the latest 2019 Chambers UK publication across a range of sectors including several ranked lawyers.
An employer may be held vicariously liable for acts committed by an employee in breach of that individual’s own tortious duties, which is a form of indirect liability.
With the announcement of the latest Legal 500 rankings, Anthony Collins Solicitors once again showcases leading individuals and next-generation lawyers across its sectors.
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