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Maclay Murray & Spens LLP to Host Three Seminars in May

Posted: 24th April 2017

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP will host three seminars in the month of May, covering commercial contracts, GDPR in the HR context, and corporate crime, as detailed below.

Commercial Contracts Update 2017 – Edinburgh 9 May
MMS Edinburgh, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place EH3 9EP

This seminar is an essential for those involved in drafting or interpreting commercial contracts on a regular basis. It will cover recent changes in contract law and highlight recent decisions which will impact on how we should be drafting contracts and boilerplate wording. The seminar will look at ensuring contracts can deal with Brexit, warranty and indemnity clauses and liability issues, online contracts and implied terms. A must for contract drafters!

08:30 Registration and breakfast
09:00 Seminar
10:00 Discussion and refreshments
A further opportunity to chat with our speakers and network with other guests over refreshments
10:30 Seminar close

Employment Seminar GDPR in the HR Context – Edinburgh 18 May

MMS Edinburgh, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place EH3 9EP

The second of our 2017 breakfast seminars will focus on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the HR context.
Described as being the biggest shake up to privacy laws in the UK this century, this legislation will have a major impact on all businesses. In view of the nature and volume of employee data that employers process, all HR professionals will need to be up to speed with the impact of these new laws. We will provide guidance which is relevant to both HR professionals and other senior managers within the business on the practical impact of the new rules including employee consent, extended subject access rights and how to demonstrate compliance. Given the increase in potential fines, which have leapt from GBP500,000 to EUR 20,000,000, or 4% of annual global turnover (if higher) as well as significant potential reputational damage, this is a seminar not to be missed.

The second half of the seminar will focus on the most important employment law cases and legislative developments from recent months. We will also give you a heads up of what is on the horizon.

0800 Arrival
0830 Seminar
0920 Discussion
0930 Refreshments and further questions
1000 Close

International White Collar Crime Seminar – Edinburgh 25 May
MMS Edinburgh, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place EH3 9EP

2017 is a pivotal year for the regulation of corporate crime in the UK. Criminal law continues to march into the business sphere. The impending introduction of the Criminal Finances Bill and a call for evidence on a corporate offence of failing to prevent economic crime ought to be given careful consideration by those investing in UK business.

Further with many commentators predicting an increasing number of sophisticated cyber-attacks will emerge throughout the course of the year, businesses ought to be aware of the pro-active steps which can be taken to mitigate the cyber threat.

Our expert speakers Craig Kennedy and James McMillan of MMS and Peter Gray QC of 2 Hare Court will discuss the following topics:- -The new corporate offence of failing to prevent tax evasion
-Bribery post the Rolls Royce case
-The litigation and regulatory risk presented by Cyber Crime

1730 Arrival
1800 Seminar
1900 Panel discussion
1915 Drinks and a further opportunity to ask questions
1930 Close

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