Welcome to our second Autumn newsletter, hope everyone has been keeping well and busy over the past few weeks. With the October bank holiday and Halloween just around the corner Leman Solicitors have been busy working on a number of new and exciting projects, including our new International offering which we'll be sharing more news on soon. 

We are delighted to announce our new Real Estate e-conveyancing partnership with Transact Ireland. We have teamed up with Transact to digitise the sale of new home developments, bringing the developer on a transparent, interactive and efficient journey. For more on this new offering see here or contact Gavin Fitzgerald in our offices on 01 6393000. 

Leman are also launching an exciting HR service which will be run independently from the firm, but supported and managed by our Employment Department. We are currently hiring for this new team, see more details here.

Our Head of Employment Blathnaid Evans will speak at Legal Island’s Annual Review of Employment Law online conference on the 25th & 26th of November. To view the programme and book click here

We hope you enjoy our recent articles below, including the first two in a series of Data Protection updates from our Employment team, the latest in EU news on payments and Brexit, and articles from our Litigation team on aviation and adjudication for contractors.

The Leman Solicitors Team
                   

ARTICLES 

Sheila SpokesData Protection Series: Data Subject Access Requests
As referenced in our previous data protection update, this second article in our data protection series discusses significant issues that arise for employers when responding to data subject access requests from current or former employees. Our... Read more
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Data Protection Series: Sanctions for non-compliance
Two years have passed since the introduction of GDPR on 25 May 2018, and data protection compliance remains a significant and complex challenge for employers.This first article in our data protection series will discuss the importance of ensuring... Read more
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Simon Deane-JohnsFour Pillar EU Retail Payments Strategy
There are some real challenges to ensuring the successful evolution of payment services over the next four years, and the EU's strategy is to support industry initiatives aimed at instant payments, improving competition, interoperable systems and... Read more
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A European View of Brexit: Three Sources of Opportunities
Ironically, I was kindly asked to give a European view of Brexit for the Lafferty Group this week. I say, ironically, because it was in my role as an Irish lawyer for an Irish law firm, yet I was speaking from London as an Australian who's also... Read more
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Proposed Regulation of EU Cryptoasset Markets to Include Utility Tokens
The EU is setting up a legal framework for 'cryptoassets' and the use of 'distributed ledger technology' (DLT) in the financial sector. Some such assets may already fall within the regulated scope (where they have the features of a 'security' or... Read more
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Overhaul of Consumer Credit Regulation
The European Consumer Credit Directive (CCD) is due an overhaul, and the European Commission is consulting on proposed changes. The CCD harmonised the core aspects of consumer credit regulation across the EEA from 2010. It has been reviewed by the... Read more
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Elaine WhiteThe last of the 747s
Back in July, British Airways announced that with immediate effect, all 31 of its remaining Boeing 747s were to be retired.  Quite simply the pandemic has decimated the aviation industry, and long haul flights in particular, to such an... Read more
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David HeatleyAdjudication: Rough Justice -v- Manifest Injustice
With its 28 day turnaround as a key feature, Adjudication is the preferred forum for building contractors to have their payment disputes resolved. Adjudication is often referred to as “rough justice” because it is typically a ‘documents only’... Read more
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