January 2014 Archive

Another casualty of the recession?

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During the deepest and longest recession the UK has seen for many years, many much loved institutions have fallen by the wayside in a tough economic environment. More …

Consumer rights online - Big changes ahead

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In recent years the retail environment has moved to an increasingly online model. And new digital products and services are being consumed – ebooks, TV and film on demand, apps and so on. More …

Trademark Clearinghouse and the 'Generic Top Level Domain Programme'

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Jill Bainbridge looks at the importance of registering a domain name and how Trademark Clearinghouse works. More …

Art dealers, galleries and brand protection - gallery and domain name update

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Dealers and galleries need to be aware that there are a large number of new Internet domain names coming on stream. More …

Sunday working and beliefs

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Agency workers on "indefinite" assignments not within scope of the AWR

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A recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has found that workers on "indefinite" or "permanent" assignments at a hirer do not benefit from the protection of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 ("AWR"). More …

Rebates for consumer credit licence holders

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Richard Humphreys looks at the Government's decision to give some consumer credit licence holders a rebate of their licence fee. More …

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 – important judgment on the applicability to workers on "indefinite" assignments

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A recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has found that workers on "indefinite" or "permanent" assignments at a hirer do not benefit from the protection of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 ("AWR"). More …

All's fair with a cohabitation agreement

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A cohabitation agreement is the most widely forgotten stage of moving in together, creating a high margin for error when it comes to individual financial outcomes in the event of a split. More …

Avoiding claims for pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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Following an announcement by the Equality and Human Rights Commission that it will be investigating pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace, Vicky Schollar of Blake Morgan's Employment team considers the rights of pregnant women and those on maternity leave and how employers may inadvertently fall foul of them. More …