Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc found not to be vicariously liable for data protection breach committed by an employee.

21/04/2020

What is Vicarious Liability? The legal doctrine of ‘Vicarious Liability’ provides for an employer to be held liable for a wrongful act or omission (tort) committed by an employee. To hold an employer vicariously liable, the Courts will consider a two-stage test:

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Fortnightly updates from the Family team to stay connected

15/04/2020

Throughout these unprecedented times, Wansbroughs remains committed to ensuring that our clients are kept up to date with the most current legal advice and updates. As a result, we are launching a fortnightly Family newsletter to ensure that you are kept fully informed.

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Weekly update

09/04/2020

A possible silver lining when assets drop in value? Whilst the drop in value of our assets is a negative outcome of Covid-19, it may offer an opportunity for those considering gifting their assets to their future intended heirs in a tax efficient way. What is Capital Gains Tax? Capital Gains Tax is due on a disposal, including a gift, and is calculated on the disposal value. For example, if you bought a painting for £10,000 and on the date that you gift the painting, the value is £15,000, the capital gain would be £5,000.

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The Job Retention Scheme (Furlough)

08/04/2020

The Furlough scheme applies to employers who are unable to operate or have no work for their employees due to Covid-19. The scheme applies to both the public and private sector, with the exception of public sector employees providing essential services in the UK’s response to Covid-19.

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Covid-19 Update for Companies

02/04/2020

Where a company has been affected by Covid-19, the company can apply before the company’s deadline to extend the period for filing. An automatic three month extension will be applied, providing their application is made before the company’s filing deadline.

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What does Covid-19 mean for your contractual obligations?

02/04/2020

The common law doctrine of frustration is a way of identifying circumstances which are so serious and unforeseen that the law cannot expect the parties to continue their contract.

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