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Regulatory & Compliance

Latest coronavirus rules for hospitality sector –…

David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, considers the new coronavirus rules for the hospitality sector and what businesses must do to comply. On Tuesday 22 September…

HMRC given further regulatory powers to investigate…

David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory and compliance team, takes a look at how HMRC intends to follow up fraudulent claims made against its scheme designed to…

Coronavirus and the regulatory burden of care…

David Edwards highlights the importance for care homes to continue their compliance with the Care Quality Commission's regulatory system during the coronavirus pandemic and outlines the principle areas for consideration.…

Businesses risk criminal prosecution if they contravene…

Harrison Drury's executive chairman, John Chesworth, warns that businesses flouting the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) may face investigation, prosecution or even jail. John highlights the risk to businesses…

Coronavirus COVID-19: Can athletes still be tested…

Matthew Astley and Hannah Pike, from Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, provide guidance for athletes who may face anti-doping testing during the coronavirus pandemic Stringent measures have been put in…

Protect business data when buying or selling…

Solicitor Kerry Southworth and paralegal Alice Halpin, from Harrison Drury’s corporate team have partnered with regulatory team to offer guidance on data protection during merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Data…

British Airways data breach fine – What…

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is set to impose a record financial penalty, of £183m, against British Airways (BA) for last year’s breach to its security systems. David Edwards, head…

Health and safety on construction projects –…

David Edwards, head of the Regulatory and Compliance team at Harrison Drury, gives an overview of recent developments around the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) and what this could…

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Will tighter regulation of medical devices hamper…

David Edwards, head of Harrison Drury’s healthcare and regulatory teams, explores how a recent investigation into unsafe medical devices may affect the healthcare sector and patients. The UK’s Royal College…

How will the Contaminated Blood Inquiry impact…

Chloe Harrison, of Harrison Drury’s Healthcare Sector team, assesses the upcoming Contaminated Blood Inquiry and the impact it could have on the healthcare sector. Set to be the largest inquiry…

Handling employee data under new data protection…

From the 25 May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation and what will become the new Data Protection Act 2018, will form the UK’s new data protection framework. Harrison Drury’s…

What is eSports and how should it…

Harrison Drury’s sports team takes a look at the fast-growing area of eSports and some of the emerging regulatory issues associated with it. A simple way to attempt to define…

GDPR and the new Data Protection Act…

With the UK’s data protection framework set to change in 2018, David Edwards, head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, takes a closer look at the Data Protection Bill – soon…

The dishonesty test – The courts ‘new’…

A recent ruling from the Supreme Court has sparked a significant change in the court’s approach to dishonesty during criminal proceedings. Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, headed up by David Edwards,…

Getting to grips with the Criminal Finances…

The Criminal Finances Act, which became UK law on September 30 2017, places new obligations on UK companies and partnerships to prevent tax evasion offences. Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, headed…

What does the Uber taxi saga tell…

After Transport for London (TfL) announced that Uber London Limited (Uber) would not be having its private hire operator licence renewed, Harrison Drury’s David Edwards and Lucy Blezard, look at…

Harrison Drury helps major concerts go ahead

Harrison Drury has played a key role in helping a series of summer concerts go ahead featuring stars like Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. The licensing team…

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