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Demurrage claims
15
Jan
2019

In a recent marine case, the court was asked to decide whether a company, which had not been named as a contracting party in a sale contract, could be held responsible for demurrage and other claims worth USD18 million.

Falls from windows
3
Jan
2019

CQC has recently published new guidance as part of its series of “learning from safety incidents” resources on its website on “falls from windows”.

Nursing-Midwifery-Council
21
Dec
2018

The NMC has recently advised that it will be introducing a new approach to its fitness to practise procedures in order to move away from a blame culture.

Drink-driving
14
Dec
2018

Whether it results from a mere miscalculation or an acceptance of just one more well-intentioned invitation to unwind with a drink, each year, many upstanding citizens inadvertently fall foul of the UK’s drink driving laws.  

new-cepr-rules
11
Dec
2018

New data protection regulations that will come into force on 17th December this year have largely gone unnoticed. Are you up to date?

Employer-liability-GDPR
27
Nov
2018

The Court of Appeal reveals that employers can be liable for data breaches perpetrated by rogue employees, even where the employer is not directly at fault.

Big-Sleep Charity
21
Nov
2018

A team of sixteen people from Lester Aldridge took part in The Big Sleep Easy on 17 November and raised over £6,500 for the YMCA charity in Bournemouth.

Closing a business
15
Nov
2018

There are many reasons why you may have decided that it’s time to close down your business. But how difficult is it and what are the key things to remember?

Dorset Business Awards 2018
14
Nov
2018

Congratulations to BV Dairy, the winners of the Lester Aldridge Company of the Year Award at this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

Fire container ship
6
Nov
2018

Following a major fire and tragic loss of life on one of its newest vessels, Maersk’s new stowage principles for dangerous cargoes have potential to make container shipping safer.