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Annus Horribilis

Annus Horribilis – it’s GDPR!

So we’re nearly halfway through the year, and already people are talking about what’s been good, and what’s been not so good. I’m British – so I’ll start with the weather.  It’s been cold and wet and had far too much snow.  We’ve had one week of sunshine which made everyone complain that it was […]

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gas

Changes to Gas Safety Rules April 2018

We are expecting some very! welcome changes to the gas safety rules for landlords to come in to force in early April 2018. Landlords will no longer have to wait until the last minute to complete their gas safety certificates (CP12) or have to shorten the annual cycle check to comply with the law. Landlords Can Now […]

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perks

Taking The Perk

If you asked me what kind of solicitor I was, you’d get a different answer depending on where I am. If I’m out networking (ie drinking), I’d probably tell you that I’m a great value for money solicitor, or a very good solicitor. If you wanted a more serious answer, I’d tell you that genetically […]

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compliance

GDPR – Getting Your Business Compliant

GDPR What does this mean to you? What do you know about this? Will you be compliant by 25th May 2018? Firstly, did you know that GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation?  This was formally and finally approved by the EU Government on 14 April 2016.  As noted on the GDPR main website, this […]

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I’ve Had Some Really Bad Dates!

I don’t mean romantic dates – although I’ve definitely had a few bad ones of those. The guy who only asked me out at the request of his friend (who had taken me out the week before) to see what I’d do was probably top of my list of bad dates. Closely followed by the guy who […]

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Data

A Beginners Guide to GDPR

At Alexander Business & Law Solutions I find that nearly everyone I speak to wants to know about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). And rightly so it will affect pretty much all of us. Here are some basic points, regarding a complex area, which should offer some clarity. The important point to stress is to […]

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contracts

Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say

It may sound obvious, but when it comes to drafting contracts, sometimes it goes wrong because people think things are obvious when they are not. Better to spell it out and be certain, than keep it brief and lose out. For example, what does the word “exclusive” mean to you? Well, you’d assume that it means you would be the only one. However, in a recent very […]

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Wills

Business Lasting Power of Attorney

A business Lasting Power of Attorney is a powerful legal document which allows a business owner (Donor) to appoint persons of their own choice (Attorneys) to look after their business affairs. It can be used if they lose capacity to manage their business affairs or simply no longer wish to make these decisions themselves. Any […]

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Is Your Christmas Party A Time For a Good Grope?

With the Christmas party season soon to be upon us, I thought it would be a good time to reissue the normal precautionary advice to employers. Recently we have seen allegations of abuse from touching a knee to rape in the entertainment and political areas but private companies employers must now know even more that you […]

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