October 2017 Archive

Giving up the Ghosh - Nobody cares what you think!

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A factual summary and practical overview of the judgement in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) where the Appellant "won" £7.7 million from playing a card game. More …

Using public health campaigns to support employee well-being

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How can employers use public health initiatives such as "Stoptober" to support employee well-being? Senior Solicitor Kevin Lau and Paralegal Hannah Waterworth explain. More …

Improving employees’ mental health: how to do it and why is it important?

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Debra Gers in our Employment law team considers some of the surprising statistics, employers' legal duties, and practical steps employers can take to keep the wellbeing of their staff as a high priority. More …

Mental Health report 'Thriving at Work' published

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The 'Thriving at Work' report shows shocking statistics about mental health in the workplace. Our expert, Tim Forer, looks at what businesses can do to look after the mental health of their employees'. More …

Chempioil v Champion – EU General Court finds no likelihood of confusion

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In a recent appeal decision by the ECJ, an EU General Court decision was upheld in respect of the word mark Chempioil and an earlier figurative mark Champion. Our expert explains the case and the outcome. More …

Registered designs – a change for owners marking their products

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The UK Intellectual Property Office has issued a change in the way that owners of registered designs can mark their products. Our expert explains the changes and how they will impact product designs. More …

Blake Morgan is proud to sponsor Business South's Directors Dinner

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Blake Morgan is a proud sponsor of the 10th annual Business South Directors Dinner which is being held on 9 November 2017 at Southampton Harbour Hotel. More …

General Medical Council v (1) Nwachuku; (2) Professional Standards Authority [2017] EWHC 2085 (Admin)

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Dr Nwachuku was a full-time trainee GP in a surgery. He was also undertaking several shifts as a locum, in various capacities, he submitted a timesheet with the incorrect times that led to the legal proceedings. Our expert looks at the case and the outcome. More …

Press releases - Professional Regulatory October 2017

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Key press releases from the professional disciplinary sector for October 2017. More …

Patricia Annon v Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (2017) EWHC 1879 (Admin)

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The Appellant appealed a decision of the NMC's Conduct and Competence Committee to strike her off. The Appellant was subject to allegations that her fitness to practice was impaired following a failure to complete her learning contracts. More …