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February 20th 2015

Not a day goes by without social media hitting the headlines in one way or another and it goes without saying that social media is now ever-present and ever-changing.

Two businesses have joined forces and developed an innovative software solution to help HR managers, and those with line management responsibility, to manage human resources more efficiently and to mitigate employment law risks.

Willans LLP solicitors and HR software specialists Cloudtamers spotted a gap in the market and their market leading HR management system and legal compliance module was born. 

As reported in October 2014, the government has recently undertaken a number of legislative steps to simplify and update UK consumer law. Under the Consumer Rights Bill it intends to give consumers better rights when they buy goods and services that are faulty and also new rights when buying digital content.

In the day-to-day running of a company, businesses are often overseen by individuals who are not legal directors registered at Companies House. This has important consequences, as such individuals may be exposing themselves to personal liability (both civil and criminal) for their acts or omissions in directing the company. 

Businesses should prepare themselves for yet more reform of consumer law in the UK, as the Consumer Rights Bill is currently being considered by Parliament. It is likely that some of the provisions of the Regulations will be repealed once the Bill is implemented.

In recent years Parliament and the tribunals have developed a series of ‘bear traps’ which can produce unforeseen liabilities for the unwary employer. Two recent tribunal decisions provide a good illustration of this explains partner Matthew Clayton in our employment team.

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