GDPR: A Brief Guide for Businesses…

As of May 25 2018, the EU’s new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This new framework for data protection laws has been implemented to replace the 1995 data protection directive, which the UK Data Protection Act 1998 was based upon. The new Data Protection Act 2018 includes all the GDPR changes with only minor deviations (meaning that, as yet, Brexit is unlikely to trigger any material change).

What happens now?

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Owners of Animals

If you own pets, livestock, or other animals you may be liable for any damage they commit. If you keep any animal, you have a duty of care to prevent them from causing harm. If you fail to do so, you can be exposed to civil liability with anyone who has been harmed being able to take action against you for any loss or injury. This is consistent with wider tort law with you as the owner being liable reflecting the fact that making an animal a defendant is not exactly a viable option.

Christmas is Coming……

Before we know it the big day will be upon us. The family courts are busy as ever with parents making arrangements in relation to their children. At this time of year the conversations inevitably get around to who the children will spend Christmas with. It is a special day but fighting over that day will ruin it for the children. It is important for parents to plan in advance and try to reach an agreement. If sharing Christmas Day somehow works all well and good but more often than not it doesn’t. Children don’t want to be torn away from their new toys, their Christmas dinner or family parties. It is often seen as better for parents to alternate Christmas Eve through Christmas Day and Christmas Day evening through Boxing Day. In that way the children can enjoy two special days with each side of the family without being stuck in the middle and the whole spirit of Christmas being lost. For help regarding child arrangements or any other family law issues contact Carole-Anne Baker on 0161 427 0084   Carole-Anne Baker Consultant Family Solicitor
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