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  1. commercial agents
    Commercial agents – what are the risks? – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    Appointing a commercial agent is one way of entering a market for your business, and it can be a good way to test the water in a foreign country without the commitment of employing somebody. In broad terms, an agency relationship is one which allows another person to do something on your behalf, or on…

  2. Partnership Structure
    Choosing a partnership structure – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    You and your business partner may have a fantastic business idea and wish to launch your business as soon as possible, but before you do so it is vital that you give adequate thought to what type of partnership will best suit your needs. Alternatively, you may have been in business for some time and…

  3. consultancy agreement
    Ensure any strategic project is underpinned by a consultancy agreement – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    Organisational change is rarely easy, whether this is the implantation of a new IT system, rebranding or cultural change such as improving diversity within a workforce.  It is time-consuming for senior management, requiring a diversion from ‘business as usual’ and may require skills or experience which are not available within the business. Often a consultant…

  4. Facebook Joint Data Controllers
    Website Operators could be Joint Data Controllers with Facebook… and not even know it! – by Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    A Judgment was handed down from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) this week on the 29 July regarding who has responsibility for processing personal data when a website operator has the Facebook ‘like’ button embedded on their website. This was a case between Fashion ID GmbH & Co. KG (Fashion ID) and Facebook Ireland….

  5. NDA
    The value of a non-disclosure agreement – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    In the last few months, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have generated a significant amount of negative press coverage as notable individuals and organisations have utilised them to conceal certain questionable behaviour. While the media focus has been on their use in cases of sexual harassment and bullying, non-disclosure agreements can be very valuable in a variety…

  6. Cookie Policy
    Cookie Policies… what’s the score? – by Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    Nearly everyone is aware of the need for privacy notices on websites and the increasing importance of ensuring that individuals data when taken is protected, but there is generally confusion over what is required regarding cookies. What is a cookie? A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored on your…

  7. data security
    Security of Data: Your obligations as a Business – by Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    Week after week we hear about leaks or misappropriation of personal data from large and sometimes multi-national companies.  In the last few weeks where our very own MI5 is being accused of mishandling data and causing serious national security concerns, it is worth stopping to think about what is required of organisations when handling data…