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The myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

We talk a lot about the need to create Lasting Powers of Attorney, explaining to people what LPAs are and why they are important. But it struck me that when deciding whether or not they need an LPA, many people are basing their decisions on myths and misinformation. For example, here are some phrases I […]

7th August 2018 Juliette Carter


BT fall foul of privacy laws after sending customers spam emails without consent

British Telecommunications plc (BT) has been slapped with a £77,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending nearly five million nuisance emails to customers. An investigation found that the emails sent between December 2015 and November 2016 relating to charity initiatives were marketing messages, rather than simple service messages. Because customers had not […]


Top tips on dealing with sickness absence

Every week the Beswicks’ employment team answers dozens of questions from employers. We know first-hand the issues that are causing business-owners and HR professionals, sleepless nights. One of the biggest headaches is how to handle absenteeism, so we thought it might be useful to share with you the top three HR questions that we have received so far this year on this hot topic.

Debt Recovery

Are you up-to-speed with the pre-action protocol for debt?

On 1 October 2017 a new pre-action protocol for debt claims came into force, which aims to encourage early engagement between parties, avoiding the need for court proceedings.


Is a work email address personal data under GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is raising many questions among employers, not least whether a work email address should be regarded as personal data.

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