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Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP: advice or information? SAAMCO explained

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A recent Court of Appeal case in January 2019 has provided a useful analysis on using SAAMCO to distinguish between 'advice' and 'information' cases involving financial professional negligence. More …

What employers need to know about paying life assurance benefits

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What should you consider when paying out life assurance benefits – and what are the implications if you get it wrong? Adrian Lamb, Legal Director in our Pensions and Benefits team considers the issues involved for employers and trustees. More …

Brexit and your EUTMs

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Following the rejection of the EU Withdrawal Agreement by Parliament on 15 January 2019 the chances of a no deal exit from the EU, on 29 March 2019, have increased significantly. Whilst there is little doubt that things will change over the coming weeks and any one of a number of different Brexit outcomes could arise (including no Brexit) it is important to take stock and consider where this leaves your trade mark portfolio and what, if any, action you need to take. More …

How to avoid unfavourable treatment

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How can employers avoid treating employees unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability? More …

Protections extended for whistleblowers

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The Court of Appeal has held that a whistleblower's colleagues can be personally liable for dismissal-related detriments and the losses flowing from the dismissal. More …