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  • Liquidator loses protection of a freezing order following serious failings at earlier ex parte hearing

    14 May 2018

    In Banca Turco Romana S.A. (in liquidation) v Cortuk and Others, the Commercial Court in London has underlined the need for applicants to give full and frank disclosure when seeking relief at ex parte (without notice) hearings.

  • Smart Cities and Renewable Energy

    14 May 2018

    In the time before smart cities, electricity by and large was generated by burning fossil fuels in relatively remote locations before being transmitted via high-voltage power lines to population centres.

  • Smart Cities – Lessons from Smart City Developments around the World

    09 May 2018

    Smart Cities elicit images of skyscrapers, satellite dishes and high tech gadgetry coupled with large scale broadband infrastructure, wireless networks and mobile devices. But a Smart City is much more than just technological networks; it is actually how a city uses new technologies for the benefit of its citizens and becomes more efficient in the process.

  • Establishing a business presence in the UK

    09 May 2018

    If you are a non-UK corporate body and you wish to establish a business presence in the UK, this brief guide covers the main issues you need to consider. Establishing an operating subsidiary, branch or other business presence in the UK is a straightforward process, and can be achieved very quickly and at minimal cost.

  • EU Social Security Rules

    08 May 2018

    If you have employees who are sent on secondment to work in other countries and/or employees who work in two or more countries simultaneously, you need to ensure that you and your employees are complying with your social security contributions obligations.

  • Failing to enhance pay for shared parental leave may be indirect sex discrimination

    04 May 2018

    The EAT has indicated that enhancing maternity pay, but not pay for taking shared parental leave, may give rise to an indirect sex discrimination claim by fathers. This follows last month’s EAT decision that a failure to pay a father enhanced pay for shared parental leave was not direct sex discrimination.

  • Fusions-Acquisitions de sociétés britanniques en 2017: quels enseignements pour les sociétés françaises?

    04 May 2018

    Selon l’Office for National Statistics, équivalent britannique de l’INSEE, le nombre d’acquisitions de sociétés britanniques reste élevé en 2017 au Royaume Uni en dépit – ou peut-être en raison - des incertitudes causées par le Brexit. La tendance est à la hausse.

  • Mediation

    02 May 2018

    Mediation is a common method of alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’). It is a consensual process, with any settlement having to be agreed by both parties. If successful, mediation can save the time and costs of fighting a dispute through the courts or in arbitration.

  • Are documents generated in the course of an investigation protected by litigation privilege?

    01 May 2018

    Two recent cases concerning the applicability of litigation privilege to documents generated in the course of investigations show that it is easier to obtain that protection where the subject of the investigation is a civil rather than criminal matter.

  • Ask About...Retail, Fashion and Hospitality

    01 May 2018

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Emma...

  • Retirement and age discrimination – recent developments in Ireland

    30 April 2018

    According to latest statistics, claims of age discrimination made up 14% of cases raised by members of the public to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“IHREC”) under Irish employment legislation. Compulsory and contractual retirement ages in particular have become an increasing area of litigation in Ireland in recent times.

  • EHRC gets tough on enforcing gender pay gap reporting

    26 April 2018

    Enquiries by Lewis Silkin have revealed that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) is adopting a rigorous approach to enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting (“GPGR”) regime.

  • We store medical and biometric data of our athletes, what will GDPR and the UK Data Protection Bill mean for this?

    26 April 2018

    The GDPR, which comes into force on 25 May 2018, imposes more onerous requirements when processing (including storing) ‘special categories’ of personal data, which includes ‘data concerning health’ and ‘biometric data’. The processing of ‘special’ personal data is prohibited unless the data controller can show that an exception applies.

  • Find a Job service to replace Universal Jobmatch

    25 April 2018

    The Government has announced that Universal Jobmatch will be replaced by the Find a Job service on 14 May 2018. Your existing Universal Jobmatch account will not move to the new service.

  • Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 7

    23 April 2018

    Welcome to the 7th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; Nando’s taking legal action against ‘copycat’ restaurant, Fernando’s, Sky v SkyKick referred to CJEU, Brexit & IP, IP & trading names, luxury brand owners rights to prohibit reselling of their products through some internet platforms and Time’s up for Smartwatch appeal.

  • Brexit means BrexIP? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 7)

    23 April 2018

    Struggling to keep up with Brexit? IP Newsnotes brings you the latest on the negotiations as they impact IP.

  • Time’s up for Smartwatch appeal (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 7)

    23 April 2018

    The CJEU has dismissed an appeal against a decision not to invalidate a smartwatch design held by Nike, ruling that “pioneering” designs do not attract greater protection.

  • Nando’s v Fernando’s – a peri peri good idea? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 7)

    23 April 2018

    The well-known high street chicken restaurant, Nando’s, has attracted legal and national headlines in its pursuit of ‘copycat’ restaurant, Fernando’s, based in Reading.

  • The Sky’s the limit? Sky v SkyKick referred to CJEU (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 7)

    23 April 2018

    In the latest instalment of Sky v SkyKick, the UK High Court has referred several questions to the CJEU relating to trade mark validity, requesting guidance on the limits of bad faith when a mark lacks clarity and precision.

  • Mercky stuff: when do websites target the UK? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 7)

    23 April 2018

    Over the last few years, a long-running dispute has heated up between the US and European pharmaceutical companies that both trade under variations of the name “Merck”.

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