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19 Aug 2014
Online travel company fined for data protection breaches
The Information Commissioner has imposed a fine of £150,000 on an online travel services company, for failing to implement adequate security measures to customer data which enabled a hacker to access over one million credit and debit card records....
30 Jul 2014
Report: A review of the legal status of drones
asb aviation lawyer, Humphrey Dawson, highlights need for legislation in a report published in AEROSPACE this week reviewing the legal status of drones....
20 Jun 2014
Calculating holiday pay - Is there a storm coming?
A potential new legislation may soon affect the way holiday pay is calculated in firms paying staff commission, overtime or bonuses....
19 Jun 2014
Technical problems declared not extraordinary in aviation denied boarding case
Last week, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Huzar v Jet2.com, finding against the airline....
5 Jun 2014
Threat to directors as the disqualification regime is set to be strengthened
In light of Vince Cable’s announcement that he intends to push through legislative change to strengthen the directors’ disqualification regime in the UK, should company directors be more wary of personal liability arising out of their conduct as directors of a company?...
28 May 2014
ABTA seminar - A beginner's guide to travel law 2014
Legal implications always have an impact on how a travel product is contracted, sold and protected. asb law's travel team are joining ABTA's own in-house lawyers to deliver a one-day workshop for travel businesses....
16 May 2014
Marks and Spencer loses break case appeal to recover £1.1million of rent
The Court of Appeal has overruled the decision of the High Court in the case of Marks and Spencer PLC v BNP Paribas Securities Trust Company (Jersey) Limited & Anr which had implied a term into the lease allowing Marks and Spencer PLC (“M & S”) to recover rent paid for the period after the break. The result is that M & S are unable to recoup £1.1million of rent paid....
8 May 2014
Consent to assign: Court revisits issue of reasonableness
In the recent case of Singh v Dhanji and another  EWCA Civ, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court that a landlord was unreasonable in refusing consent to the assignment of the lease of a dental practice in Nottingham....
6 May 2014
asb law makes move into legal project management with appointment of business transformation expert
Bernard Lazar has been appointed as the Director of Client Services for asb law. He is primarily responsible for driving efficiency, developing alternative ways of working and improving profitability....
1 May 2014
Rebecca Thornley-Gibson presenting at the ABTA Travel Law Seminar
asb law’s Head of Travel & Aviation, Rebecca Thornley-Gibson, is presenting at the ABTA Travel Law Seminar 8 May on new and forthcoming employment law issues....