Posts by Sara Catley

  • November vlog: nudging compliance

    Reflecting on Richard Thaler’s Nobel prize for Economics in recognition of his work on ‘nudge’ theory, in November’s vlog I highlight a number of recent initiatives where smaller organisations are being gently encouraged to follow guidance or regulation aimed at larger ones.

  • October vlog: top tips for the 13% who haven’t thought about GDPR yet

    October’s vlog focuses on preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Over 70% of respondents to our recent survey on GDPR compliance thought it would necessitate significant changes to some of their business processes but 13% hadn’t yet begun to tackling the task of compliance.

  • The times they are a-changin’

    Earlier this week, economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström came close to a Nobel prize for law when the Royal Swedish Academy of the Sciences awarded them the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (strictly speaking not a Nobel prize; Nobel’s will included only five prizes and this was not … Continue reading The times they are a-changin’

  • SRA’s update on Brexit impact

    The SRA yesterday published a brief update on the issues it is considering in light of the EU referendum. The update confirms that there has been: No change in its approach to authorising firms, including those with branch offices or related businesses in the EU. No change to the regulatory position of EU lawyers working … Continue reading SRA’s update on Brexit impact

  • GDPR: countdown to compliance by Summer 2018

    The European Parliament has today adopted the data protection reform package, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This follows adoption by the European Union’s Council of Ministers on Monday and brings the European legislative process to a close.

  • AI in law: the state of play

    This week, a colleague shared with me a new white paper entitled Artificial Intelligence in Law: The State of Play 2016 by Michael Mills of Neota Logic. The paper looks at how artificial intelligence (AI) is being implemented right now in areas such as legal research, compliance, contract analysis, case prediction, and document automation.

  • Terms and conditions apply!

    When Practical Law began, more than 20 years ago, we had a simple mission that still holds firm today: to demystify the law and bring practical law to companies. A key part of that mission is striving to write as simply as we can, using plain English. When we took our standard documents to China, … Continue reading Terms and conditions apply!