Hello from a busy November at Leman Solicitors! As we move closer to December we're starting to look forward to the festive season and a different type of Christmas this year. We'll still be decorating our desks, in the office or at home, enjoying team activities and getting ready for all the Christmas music and fun! More to follow on what we've been up to on our social media channels.

In company news HRLegal is a new HR consultancy company which forms part of the Leman Group. HRLegal will provide consistent, practical and commercially sound HR advice to employers. To register your interest and arrange a call back with one of our team see here for more.

More Leman news this month included the birth of our office dog Lily's much anticipated puppies, Lizzy, Lion, Lightning and Lieutenant! The new puppies are doing really well and thanks to everyone for your kind messages!

This week we have some interesting articles including our recent Data Protection updates from our Employment team, views on diversity in sport, aviation and payment services news from our Litigation teams, as well as recent legislation affecting landlords and tenants.

Have a nice weekend,

The Leman Solicitors Team

                           

ARTICLES 

Morgan Crowe -  Sports Law 
Diversity Wins
Diversity and inclusivity wins. Studies show when companies implement their inclusivity & diversity (I&D) workplace practices, they improve their financial performance compared with their industry peers by an average 6.5 %.  91% of... Read more
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Simon Deane-Johns - Commercial Law
Improving Major Incident Reporting For Payment Services
The European Banking Authority (EBA) is consulting on changes to guidelines for payment service providers (PSPs) on reporting major operational and security incidents to their local regulator in the European Economic Area. As briefly explained... Read more
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Aaron McGarry - Aviation
A (Traffic) Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Recent data suggests that European air traffic is down 62% from 2019 levels, telling us what we already know, that aviation is in an ongoing nightmare through this crisis. However, help may be at hand in the form of the EU “traffic lights”... Read more
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Sheila Spokes - Employment Law 
Data Protection Series: Data Protection Risks when Working Remotely
Further to our previous data protection update, this final article in our data protection series will highlight some of the main data protection risks for employers while working remotely and provide useful tips on how to maintain data compliance.... Read more
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Data Protection Series: Monitoring Employees in the Workplace
While employers have a legitimate interest in monitoring the workplace activities of its staff, this must be balanced against the employee’s reasonable expectation of privacy in the workplace. This issue is particularly relevant for employers... Read more
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Data Protection Series: Managing Records and Retention Periods
Further to our previous GDPR update, this article will examine data retention in the workplace and provide guidance for employers on how to establish appropriate retention periods when processing employee data.   Our Employment &... Read more
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Guidance from the Workplace Relations Commission on remote hearings
This employment update provides a useful summary on the recent guidance published by the Workplace Relations Commission on remote hearings. Our Employment & Corporate Immigration Team has extensive experience advising clients on complaints... Read more
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Maria Edgeworth - Litigation 
What does the Government’s “Code of Conduct” practically mean?
The Government’s new “Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents” was introduced on 1 October 2020 by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The Code was promised in the Programme for Government published in... Read more
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