July 2014 Archive

Employment Tribunal fees one year on

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We look at the latest developments concerning Employment Tribunal fees, which have been consistently challenged as denying access to justice since their introduction a year ago. More …

A brief guide to the tort of defamation

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Defamation is governed by common law and statute law. The most recent statute is: the Defamation Act 2013 (the Act). More …

New Minister for Civil Society

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David Cameron has appointed Brooks Newmark as the new Minister for Civil Society in place of Nick Hurd. More …

New Education Secretary

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Nicky Morgan has replaced Michael Gove as the Secretary of State for Education in David Cameron's Cabinet reshuffle. More …

Blake Lapthorn advises on ATG Media's partial secondary buy-out

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Blake Lapthorn, now Blake Morgan following the merger with Morgan Cole on the 1st July, has advised on a sizeable partial secondary buyout for longstanding technology client, ATG Media. More …

Changes to preventing illegal working from May 2014

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On 16 May 2014, important changes were introduced to the checks that need to be made before a person is employed. Employers need to ensure their recruitment practices have been updated. More …

UK Intellectual Property Act receives Royal Assent – what does this mean for designs?

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On the 14th of May the UK Intellectual Property Act received Royal Assent. The Act aims to benefit and support business and economic growth in the UK by enabling designers to better protect their intellectual property (IP) rights domestically and internationally. More …

Charity Commission: updated guidance on conflicts of interest

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The Charity Commission have published their updated conflict of interest guidance. The updated guidance includes a summary, detailed guidance and the legal underpinning, as well as examples. More …

BULLETIN: Charity law news, July 2014

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Blake Morgan's Charities team publishes regular e-bulletins to keep you up to date with breaking news and topical issues affecting the charities sector. More …

High Court Rules on YouView infringement battle

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The High Court in London has found YouView TV Limited liable for infringing telecommunication company Total Limited's registered trade mark "Your View". More …