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GDPR: a year in review

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor, Commercial Law Partner  looks at the GDPR events of the last 12 months.

Twelve months on from the implementation of the new data protection rules, known as GDPR, European data protection agencies have issued fines totalling €56m from more than 200,000 reported cases – and, although most... Read More


Red Ledge Ltd Awarded Business of the Month Award

Chris Taylor

Red Ledge Ltd is the latest business to be awarded Business of the Month. Founded by two University friends, Alan Wilcockson and Andy O’Donnell, Red Ledge have been providing state-of-the-art business solutions and process automation to some of the world’s leading companies. Red Ledge have unique expertise in... Read More


Eaton Smith joins Game Republic

Chris Taylor

We are delighted to announce that Eaton Smith has become one of the latest members of Game Republic, the largest games industry network in the North of England. The membership demonstrates our commitment to working with and advising the video games sector on all legal matters.

Chris Taylor, Partner at Eaton... Read More


Dortech Maintenance Awarded Business of the Month Award

Alison Palmer

Dortech Maintenance is the latest winner of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. The Huddersfield-based company is part of the Dortech Group, specialising in commercial glazing with an architectural, maintenance and direct division. As part of a group with over 25 years’ architectural glazing experience,... Read More


Spring Clean Your Employment Law

Hannah Strawbridge

 Eaton Smith is launching its first event in Halifax!

We're delighted to invite you to our Spring Clean Your Employment Law event. 

When:  Thursday 2nd May 2019
 At:  4pm
 Where:  Croft Myl, W Parade, Halifax, HX1 2EQ 
Hannah Strawbridge, Head of Employment, welcomes... Read More


CAP Code GDPR Changes

Chris Taylor

I wrote a piece in September 2018 in which I set out that CAP (the Committee of Advertising Practice) had been considering the position of Rule 8.28.5 of the CAP Code (the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotions and Direct Marketing).

Rule... Read More


Drone wars – what’s the latest legislation on the use of drones?

Lewis Holroyd

In December, Gatwick Airport, the UK’s second major air hub, was brought to a complete standstill for several days. There was no bomb threat or unpronounceable Icelandic volcano eruption. This time, thousands of travellers and some of the world’s biggest airlines were stopped in their tracks… by a rather small... Read More


When does a hug become unacceptable behaviour?

Hannah Strawbridge

Physical contact in the workplace is a very high-profile topic among bosses, workers, and HR departments at the moment. On the back of two very public controversies, where men in positions of power got a little bit too ‘touchy-feely’ with their staff, the current default position is one that appears to say that... Read More


April rains for employers with raft of new legislation

Hannah Strawbridge

Gender pay gaps, itemised payslips and what to do about working rights for EU citizens – these are some of the issues looming large for employers over the coming weeks, with April ushering in many significant dates for new and amended employment legislation. 

“It’s hard work keeping up to speed with... Read More


#ad #gifted – a clampdown on social media influencers

Chris Taylor

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has always said that advertising must be clearly labelled and that full disclosure is necessary where a brand has provided payment (be it financial or a gift) and has a degree of control over the influencer’s content.

However, in a haze of photo shoots, free press... Read More


FSH Group receive Eaton Smith's Business of the Month Award

Chris Taylor

Based in Castleford, FSH is a full-service construction company serving commercial and domestic customers across northern England. FSH work with major insurance companies repairing and re-building properties in the event of damage, as well as undertaking building and refurbishment projects with many City Councils,... Read More


2019: a quieter year for employers?

Hannah Strawbridge

2018 has been a busy year in employment law, from gender pay gap reporting to claims of workplace sexual harassment. Employers might be hoping for a quieter 2019 but there will be a number of issues dominating the headlines throughout the year, not to mention the uncertainty of Brexit.

So what should... Read More