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Public Procurement – a recipe for failure?

An update of Rory's 2013 paper, in the light of recent failures in public-private infrastructure deals.  Read ... read more

Written by Rory Graham on 15th January, 2018

Coding, Drafting – and Smart Contracts

Rory argues that learning to program ("code") has hugely influenced his legal drafting - and that this could be carried forward into smart contracts (encoded in Blockchain) and even to the dematerialised contracts of the future. Coding, Drafting - and Smart ... read more

Written by Rory Graham on 18th December, 2017

GDPR – time to act!

Every business processes personal data – so every business will be impacted by the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The GDPR will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018, regardless of Brexit. So – have you started taking steps to ensure that you are compliant when next ... read more

Written by Alistair Cooper on 5th December, 2017

demystifying the Blockchain

Blockchain is seen as one of the most significant technological developments in recent years, with the potential to change (and even ‘disrupt’) many industries Demystifying the ... read more

Written by Alistair Cooper on 5th December, 2017

employers, employees and GDPR

If you thought that the GDPR only affected your dealings with customers, think again: it profoundly affects the employer-employee relationship, as Suzanne explains: 20171120 GDPR - ... read more

Written by Suzanne Eva on 21st November, 2017

share sale checklist

This note is intended to help the shareholders (owners) of a private company limited by shares understand a key part of the process of selling those shares to a potential acquirer or investor. It sets out, in headline terms, the main points on which the potential buyer will seek information as part ... read more

Written by Rory Graham on 20th July, 2017

why does public sector IT procurement always go wrong?

Rory Graham takes a personal look at why so many public sector technology deals go wrong – and what needs to change.  Published in "Computers and Law", August/September 2013.  I have had a ring-side seat on some of the biggest public sector technology fiascos of the last quarter century, ... read more

Written by Rory Graham on 19th July, 2017

the law following “Pimlico Plumbers”

background The law as it applies to employment status is in flux. A number of recent cases (Aslam and others v Uber BV and others ET/2202550/15, Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd ET2202512/2016 and Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith EWCA (10 February 2017) "Pimlico Plumbers") have ... read more

Written by Suzanne Eva on 30th March, 2017

BREXIT: planning for uncertainty

thoughts on Brexit, by Alistair Cooper On 23 June 2016 the UK voted for ‘Brexit’, with the ‘Leave’ campaign winning by 52% to 48%. UK businesses now face a period of uncertainty. Whilst the ultimate outcome of Brexit will be unknown for some time, there are certain steps all businesses ... read more

Written by Alistair Cooper on 30th March, 2017

NDAs – worth the paper they’re written on?

"Even if they were breaking the terms of the Non Disclosure Agreement, there was not much that could be done: NDAs were b*****s to enforce … by which point it was too late in any case." "The Fear Index": Robert Harris (2011) Rory Graham asks: "what are NDAs for?" The fictional geniuses ... read more

Written by Rory Graham on 30th March, 2017

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