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Part 36 offers (referring to the rule number in the Court Procedural Rules (CPR)) is a device incorporated into the Court rules to facilitate the settlement of claims without going to trial. Such offers can be made by Claimants or Defendants.
In general terms if a party fails to beat a part 36 offer that has been made when it comes to trial , then it risks liability for more in interest and costs on a judgment than if no offer had been put forward.
After the 6 April this year a new updated Part 36 rule comes into force but largely the rule remains intact.
The GDPR has effectively rewritten the Data Protection Directive, the mainstay of current data protection regime. From May 2018, the GDPR will have a significant effect on your responsibilities when storing data and the uses you can put data to. All businesses are affected, particularly where they use customer details for marketing purposes or exchange them with other businesses in any way. Failure to get this right can result in fines, or worse.