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  • What does Brexit mean for UK employment law?

    19 January 2017

    It is now several months since the UK voted to leave the European Union. What are the short and long-term implications of this momentous decision for workplace rights in the UK?

  • Brexit means... it's the end of free movement as we know it

    18 January 2017

    As expected, Prime Minister Theresa May today laid out plans for what has come to be known in the press as a “hard Brexit”.

  • Employment law review 2016/2017

    05 January 2017

    An overview of the significant changes to employment law that took effect last year and a look ahead to the major reforms in store for 2017 and beyond.

  • The Trade Union Act 2016 - the year ahead

    04 January 2017

    Although the Trade Union Act 2016 (the “Act”) became law in May last year, further legislation is needed to flesh out some of its reforms and bring them into force. Now that the Government has begun publishing this additional legislation and updating related Codes of Practice, we take a look below at some areas where the impact of the Act’s reforms is likely to become clearer over the year ahead.

  • Brexit: What is the impact on UK Real estate?

    19 December 2016

    Not more on Brexit, you may think. Please, no more. But this item is written as the Supreme Court considers what may be its most significant case in its history, and one which may have profound consequences. Brexit, in almost any form, will have material legal and commercial consequences. How material might they be for real estate?

  • Leaving the EU through the back door while the parties rage on

    05 December 2016

    Whilst Brexit debates and litigation bubble away, a number of changes are being made to the way the United Kingdom approaches immigration of EEA Nationals and their families. The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 are being replaced with a consolidated 2016 version.

  • Brexit legal challenge succeeds

    03 November 2016

    The High Court has decided that the Government does not have prerogative powers to give the Article 50 notice terminate the UK’s membership of the EU.

  • The implications for data protection law in the UK and GDPR compliance plans in the eye of the Brexit Storm

    03 November 2016

    On the 4th May 2016, a fundamental milestone in the history of EU Data protection law was reached with the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) achieving harmonisation of the rules across the EU after four years of hard-fought negotiations.

  • And finally...Brexit (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Speculation about Brexit’s impact on intellectual property rights caused the UKIPO to release its guidance note “IP and Brexit: The Facts” in August.

  • Pay to play (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Over the last few years, the Ministry of Justice has sought to fill the gap in its funding through repeated increases to court fees.

  • Hyperlinks – the saga continues (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    The CJEU has issued another judgment on copyright infringement and hyperlinking; this time in relation to linking to unauthorised content.

  • Karen Millen - lessons from an SPA (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Karen Millen, founder of the Karen Millen fashion brand has lost a High Court challenge to use her own name for homeware in the US and China.

  • Brand owners gain another tool in the war against counterfeits (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Brand owners will welcome a ruling from the CJEU over the summer that an operator of a physical marketplace can be an ‘intermediary’ for the purposes of Article 11 of the IP Enforcement Directive.

  • IPO doesn’t see anything wrong with Specsavers’ trade mark (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Specsavers has managed to get its application to register “should’ve” (as in, “should’ve gone to Specsavers”) past the examination stage at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

  • Can you tell what it is yet? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Those looking to register shapes as trade marks have had a tough time of it recently. Attempts to register the shape of a Kit Kat, various bottles and a toothbrush have all recently failed in the UK and EU.

  • Shoot later ask questions first

    18 October 2016

    Wearable cameras have been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The moment BBC presenter Jeremy Vine ‘got a kicking’ (as he put it) whilst cycling to work was captured by his helmet mounted camera.

  • Immigration programmes for low-skilled labour: alternatives to freedom of movement

    08 September 2016

    The UK relies on EU migrants for low-skilled labour. When the current immigration system was introduced in 2008, Tier 3 of the UK Points-Based System was earmarked for low-skilled immigration routes.

  • The implications for data protection law in the UK and GDPR compliance plans in the eye of the Brexit Storm

    07 September 2016

    On the 4th May 2016, a fundamental milestone in the history of EU Data protection law was reached with the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) achieving harmonisation of the rules across the EU after four years of hard-fought negotiations.

  • Brexit - Some thoughts on the impact on financial services

    05 August 2016

    On 23 June 2016, 52% of voters in the UK referendum voted ‘Yes’ to the proposition that the UK should ‘leave the European Union’. The UK remains a member of the European Union (“EU”) until Brexit occurs, and therefore there will be no immediate change to the legal relationship the UK has with the EU and with individual EU Member States. Nonetheless, as the other articles in this briefing section indicate, the longer-term consequences of leaving the EU are potentially far reaching, although behind the already well-worn cliché of “Brexit means Brexit” lie many possibilities for the future relationship of the UK with the EU.

  • Brexit and the points based immigration system

    03 August 2016

    The UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU has placed our immigration systems under scrutiny. This article reviews the nature of our current system. We highlight aspects which could be improved and aspects which will have to change if EU nationals will be subject to the same Immigration Rules as non-EU nationals

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