Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

By way of illustration: the Freedom of Information Act and confidentiality clauses

Co-authored by Ryan Mitchell, Trainee Solicitor and Laura Trapnell, Head of Intellectual Property. The First-tier Tribunal’s Tate Gallery decision last month reiterates how public authorities’ disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cannot be avoided by including a confidentiality provision in the relevant agreement. Contractors should be aware that the specific terms of… Read more »

Posted: Author: Arezou Rezai

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 – The impact on suppliers

It is estimated that there are 21 million people around the world trapped in some form of forced labour, or modern slavery as it is commonly referred to. It is also estimated that annual profits from forced labour are around $150bn. In a bid to combat, or at least reduce, these figures, last year (2015)… Read more »

Posted: Author: Andrew Willshire

Greggs baker dismissed for not washing his hands

Sion Donovan was employed as a baker for high street giants Greggs for over 11 years. He was recently dismissed for gross misconduct as a result of failing to wash his hands prior to re-entering the food production area. Greggs took the decision to dismiss Mr Donovan for gross misconduct due to its zero-tolerance approach… Read more »