Archive March 2016

Finalists in inaugural legal awards

Solicitors Title are delighted to have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year (1-10 partners) in the Devon and Somerset Legal Awards.

These awards, first of their kind in the region, are seen as an opportunity to recognise the contribution made by lawyers and solicitors in the West Country. At the DASLS Legal Awards Preview Event, DASLS president, Will Michelmore said: “Solicitors have

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Hacked Off … A genuine need to safeguard data

We’re all reasonably familiar with data protection, or at least the concept of it.  As business owners, we handle a huge amount of data, much of it via the internet, whether it’s via a website, completing an online purchase or just corresponding using e-mail!  This presents risks; often termed cyber risks, in relation to the interception and misuse of that data; attacks from criminals who stand to benefit financially from selling on this information are, sadly, a reality.

From a business perspective, aside from the risk of a complaint or negative experiences being shared via social media, breach of data protection (particularly where this involves an individual’s personal data), can have wider consequences.  Businesses need to be alive to their obligations and these risks.

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