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February 08th 2017

68 years ago today it was reported that our firm's founder, Alec Willans, acted in a case for a well-known Gloucestershire company - an iconic family business which we are pleased to still call a client today.

It has always been common for employers to carry out some degree of pre-employment checks before making a firm offer of employment but to what extent can this be done to keep in check with the Data Protection Act? Helen Howes explains...

Two recent employment tribunal cases serve as a timely reminder that it is not enough for an employer merely to have policies in place to protect confidential information; they must also be applied and enforced consistently, and any breaches of policy investigated thoroughly. 

When buying or selling company shares, the share purchase agreement (SPA) will contain extensive warranties and representations about the company which the seller will make to the buyer. A breach of a warranty or representation can have serious consequences so they should be considered carefully, explains Theresa Grech in our corporate & commercial team.

Corporate & commercial solicitor, Sophie Martyn updates us on the trade secrets directive.

Nick Southwell explains the commonly-used legal term ‘without prejudice’ and what it could mean if it is used incorrectly. 

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