Markel Law Insights

Court of Appeal reduce H&S fine from £900k to £135k

Fine for sending 1.42 million emails without consent

GDPR an update

September 21, 2018 | Rianda Markram

References and data protection

Privacy rules are becoming more prominent and relevant for small businesses. This is also evidenced by the introduction of the GDPR and the new data protection rules earlier this year. Read our blog to find out more.

September 21, 2018 | Rianda Markram

Sport equipment manufacturer must allow retailers to sell its product online

As a manufacturer of goods do you impose strict rules around the sale of our product? If so, you need to be aware of the competition rules. Read our blog to find out why it can be costly if you get it wrong.

September 21, 2018 | Rianda Markram

The difficult question of employment status

Determining a person’s employment status can be tricky. In a recent case the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had to decide if an earlier employment tribunal (ET) decision was wrong in its approach when it determined the employment status of a salaried partner in a law firm.

August 22, 2018 | Rianda Markram

Contract for services found to be an employer/employee relationship

Who owns the intellectual property rights of works created in an employer and employee relationship? Or who owns the IP rights in a contract for services arrangement? Find out more by reading our article.

August 22, 2018 | Rianda Markram

Ignoring gas safety rules has implications

Landlords of rental properties have certain obligations to their tenants. One of which is the obligation to ensure that an annual gas safety check is made. Failing to adhere to the rules can have serious implications. Read our blog to find out why it matters.