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Niall McMullan

Paid to Sleep

07 August 2018

The Court of Appeal in England & Wales have recently handed down the long-awaited decision in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. Read More

Niall McMullan

GDPR – The value of personal data

05 April 2018

The past week has seen the issue of personal data thrown into the spotlight again, as a result of accusations that social media giant, Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy firm, to harvest the data of 50 million users for political means. Such controversy only serves to highlight further the importance of personal data usage by controllers in the current climate where the GDPR legislation is imminent. Read More

Niall McMullan

BBC’s Unlawful Drama Show

09 January 2018

A senior journalist at the BBC has resigned from her post because of the gender pay gap at the Corporation. Carrie Gracie, former BBC China Editor, stepped down from her role last week after accusing the BBC of having a “secretive and illegal” pay culture where female staff receive a lower salary than their male counterparts for carrying out the same role. In an open letter to the BBC, Gracie has alleged that the Corporation is “not living up to its stated values of trust, honesty and accountability” and despite her 30 years of service at the BBC, she did not trust senior management to deal with the problem. Read More

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Employee’s claim of Victimisation dismissed

19 September 2017

In the recent decision of Shane Hynds v The South Eastern Regional College and Tim McAlister [2017], the College, represented by Worthingtons Solicitors, successfully defended the Claimant’s claims that he had been victimised. The second respondent, Mr. McAllister, Deputy Head of School, was also successful in defending his position. Mr McAlister was represented by his own legal team. Read More

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