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University taught lesson on video surveillance of staff

15 Dec 2017
We look at the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Antovic and Mirkovic v Montenegro [2017] ECHR 1068. This case focuses on the use of video surveillance in the workplace and whether it was a breach of the right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

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Windows - more than just a rights to light issue?

15 Dec 2017
Whether or not you can lawfully open your WC window after using the facilities there would not seem to be an issue worthy of a legal debate. However, the ability of a building owner to open a window looking out onto the neighbour's land is one that gives rise to potentially important (and interesting) points of law, particularly within the context of development rights.

Womble Bond Dickinson powers St Peter’s Hospice Room to Care Appeal

15 Dec 2017
Womble Bond Dickinson, in collaboration with St Peter's Hospice, have organised a Christmas charity event at Temple Quay in Bristol.  The event was organised to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice and its Room to Care Appeal. The campaign aims to raise the remaining £1.5 million needed to re-build the hospice's Inpatient Unit that will be fitted with new single, en-suite rooms. 
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FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting

11 Dec 2017
The Financial Times investigation into the accuracy of the gender pay gap information published to date highlights a growing concern that some companies are not reporting accurate figures (Financial Times 8 December 2017).