74 days to go... 74 days until the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, businesses around Europe are beginning to speculate what this will mean for them and evaluating how they will need to begin to mould and adapt to the new changes in the law. Knowing how your organisation will be affected … Continue reading Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?
How can cyber attacks affect my business? As technology becomes more advanced cyber security is becoming something every business needs to consider. A successful cyber attack can have a major effect on your business reputation and the trust of your consumers. How will my reputation be affected? Trust from your consumers is essential when growing … Continue reading How prepared is your business in the event of a cyber security breach?
What is the PSC Register? From April 2016 all private companies and LLPs have been required to maintain a Persons of Significant Control (PSC) Register. This is a record of the people who own or control the business which is available for public inspection. Notably, it does not replace the registers of directors and members, … Continue reading Do you have a PSC Register?
As technology is becoming more advanced with the introduction of smartphone apps providing a wide variety of services, how long will it be before you can get legal advice from your smartphone? It may be closer than you think. In 2016 a second-year student at Stanford University created “the world’s first robot lawyer”, called DoNotPay, … Continue reading How is Artificial Intelligence affecting the legal sector?
It’s not just the ‘Fog on the Tyne’ which appears to be casting a dark cloud over the North. On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) and the aftermath has left the future of the North of England in considerable uncertainty. For some time many … Continue reading Brexit and the Northern Powerhouse: Doom & Gloom or New Opportunities on the Horizon?
This year has been particularly exciting for students Elena and Dan who have been lucky enough to work with a group of British engineers who are set to take the security and counter terrorism markets by storm. OpenWorks Engineering Ltd, founded in July 2015, has invented a system that offers security operators a ground-breaking alternative … Continue reading Sky’s the limit for OpenWorks!
It’s that time of year again where students who have been working in the Student Law Office begin to prepare for life after university. Following on from Abbie’s welcome post in November, it seems fitting to reflect on the work we have completed this year – and what a year it’s been! We have been … Continue reading Farewell from the 2015/16 firms!
Last month, food and drink giants Nestlè announced they had cancelled their sponsorship with the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), due to fear that the recent corruption and doping scandals enveloping athletics would damage its public image. This begs the question: how important is your business image? The importance of having a good image … Continue reading How important is your business image?
Commercial awareness is an important skill that every employer looks for in candidates. Many students assume that it’s only relevant for those seeking corporate careers. That’s not true. Anyone who wants to be a solicitor, regardless of the type of firm they want to work for, needs to have commercial awareness. Commercial awareness is one of the … Continue reading Are you commercially aware?
On 26th March 2015, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received royal assent. This Act aims to encourage more SME start-ups by reducing the barriers that they face in their drive to innovate, grow and compete. How does this affect you? You may be surprised! Small and medium sized enterprises make up 99% of … Continue reading The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act – How will affect you?