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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 22 March 2015

22-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Fracas in the workplace; excessive cookie expiry dates; and Robin Thicke revisited

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The price of victory: the litigation funding process download subscription

TheJudge

The litigation funding process is becoming more flexible and client-friendly.

No protection against retaliation for merely sustaining a workplace injury download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights, but not for merely sustaining an injury.

Commission must be included in holiday pay download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 27-Mar-2015

Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.

Out of sight, out of mind: submissions should be easy to navigate and understand download subscription

Gateley 27-Mar-2015

In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.

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No protection against retaliation for merely sustaining a workplace injury download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights, but not for merely sustaining an injury.

US immigrant investor scheme under fire: a political fuss about nothing download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

From media reports of a Homeland Security report on an immigrant investor visa programme you might think there is a great problem that needs immediate attention. Not true. 

Companies at risk of being caught out by not taking employee mental health seriously download subscription

Collas Crill 27-Mar-2015

An increasing number of companies are seeking legal advice on how to manage employees who have been signed off work due to stress.

Read more Employment briefings

Out of sight, out of mind: submissions should be easy to navigate and understand download subscription

Gateley 27-Mar-2015

In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.

Lessons on work-related fraud download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Spot the signs: 40% of fraudsters live beyond their means while 30% are known to be in financial difficulties. These and other insights in this Canadian report could help HR professionals combat fraud.

Stack the odds in your favour: directors’ agreements and express terms download subscription

Collas Crill 26-Mar-2015

A director has been allowed to claim unpaid wages and compensation for constructive unfair dismissal from a company, despite there being no formal contract of employment. 

Read more Corporate briefings

Funds in Switzerland: getting the deal through download subscription

Bär & Karrer 27-Mar-2015

The Collective Investment Schemes Act underwent a major revision in 2013. The transitional provisions relating to this ended last month.

Bonuses in the spotlight: caps and clawbacks download subscription

Stewarts Law 27-Mar-2015

It seems the bonus cap has led to employers in the financial services industry paying higher basic salaries and there are likely to be further developments relating to clawback in the near future. 

Finance litigation – lending: sue the right party; credit broker liability; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Mar-2015

Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

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Housing needs a must download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

At last there is a political consensus that there is a massive housing shortage in this country.

Service provision changes under TUPE: who is the ‘client’? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 26-Mar-2015

The ‘client’, for the purposes of a service provision change under TUPE, may include the plural.

Limitation proves no bar to lessee weblink subscription

Walker Morris 26-Mar-2015

In Andrew Parissis v Blair Court (St John’s Wood) Management, the judge in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) provided some useful guidance.

Read more Real Estate briefings

Out of sight, out of mind: submissions should be easy to navigate and understand download subscription

Gateley 27-Mar-2015

In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.

Large companies to publish payment practices download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Mar-2015

The government has announced it will introduce a requirement for many companies to report on payment practices, and a hardening of the Prompt Payment Code on payment terms.  

Stack the odds in your favour: directors’ agreements and express terms download subscription

Collas Crill 26-Mar-2015

A director has been allowed to claim unpaid wages and compensation for constructive unfair dismissal from a company, despite there being no formal contract of employment. 

Read more Company / Commercial briefings

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Media / Entertainment / Sport

Out! Compulsory retirement of cricket umpires at 65 was not discriminatory download subscription

Stewarts Law 27-Mar-2015

Policies that require employees to retire because they have reached a particular age amount to unlawful age discrimination unless employers can show that they are justified.

Online dating site hit with anti-spam fine download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

 Lack of a clear and prominent ‘unsubscribe’ mechanism sees Plentyoffish shell out $50k in Canada.

Advertising industry continues to push the boundaries download subscription

Dentons 23-Mar-2015

In 2014 the Advertising Standards Authority received (yet again) a record number of complaints.

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When mirror wills fail to reflect wishes download subscription

B P Collins 27-Mar-2015

A recent story has highlighted the importance of taking appropriate legal advice to ensure assets are distributed in line with an individual’s wishes.

Women ‘more likely’ to write a will download subscription

B P Collins 26-Mar-2015

Far more women write wills than men at present, new research suggests.

Budget and pension changes highlight need for inheritance planning download subscription

B P Collins 24-Mar-2015

Paul Lowery, leader of the wills, trusts and probate group at B P Collins LLP, says the announcement of plans to review the Deeds of Variation has been a long time coming.

Read more Family briefings

Taxing times for Guernsey pension scheme members download subscription

Collas Crill 27-Mar-2015

The island’s income tax law has been amended. Karen Farman explains how the changes will impact non­-residents.

Cayman FATCA portal opens for business download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 26-Mar-2015

The Cayman Automatic Exchange of Information Portal is now open and a user guide is available to help smooth the process of making filings.

Cayman Islands FATCA reporting – an update download subscription

Carey Olsen 26-Mar-2015

The Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority launched its online portal for the automatic exchange of tax information.

Read more Tax briefings

Record-keeping requirements for insolvency practitioners simplified download subscription

Gateley 26-Mar-2015

On 27 February 2015, the Government passed new laws which will come into force on 1 October 2015, which are intended to simplify an IP’s record-keeping requirements. 

Transfer of shares of Cayman companies in liquidation download subscription

Ogier 25-Mar-2015

In response to a growing number of cases where clients want to sell or transfer shares in a Cayman Island company which is in liquidation, this report clarifies the rules.

A big win for creditors and insolvency practitioners download subscription

TheJudge 24-Mar-2015

MoJ extends insolvency LASPOA exemption.

Read more Insolvency & restructuring briefings

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PPP/PFI/Commercial projects

New greenfield project: Madrid’s City of Justice download subscription

Dentons 20-Mar-2015

The project foresees the construction of a new town district in the outskirts of Madrid where all the courts of justice of the capital will be gathered.

Public procurement guide 2015 – Germany download subscription

Dentons 20-Mar-2015

A practical cross-border insight into public procurement. 

Budget summary: spring 2015 weblink subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 20-Mar-2015

An overview of the main changes outlined by the Chancellor.

Read more PPP/PFI/Commercial projects briefings

3D printing at home: what does it mean for retailers and IP owners? download subscription

Eversheds 24-Mar-2015

Retailers must reassess their place in a world where businesses can manufacture products more cheaply and consumers could soon be making their own goods.

Data Issues Roundup: “misleading” pensions cold texts; police data on demonstrators download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 24-Mar-2015

ICO warns financial call centre to stop sending pensions texts, alluding to the fact that the messages were “misleading”.

Cloud, data protection and security – are cloud providers getting the drift? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 24-Mar-2015

Last month Microsoft adopted the first international cloud privacy standard. Could this lead to greater confidence in data security and privacy in cloud computing?

Read more Information Technology briefings

SPCs and combination products: basic patent on a sole ingredient cannot double as basic patent for combination download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 25-Mar-2015

On 12 March 2015 the CJEU gave its ruling in Actavis v Boehringer Ingelheim, yet another reference from the UK courts regarding the interpretation of the SPC Regulation 469/2009.

3D printing at home: what does it mean for retailers and IP owners? download subscription

Eversheds 24-Mar-2015

Retailers must reassess their place in a world where businesses can manufacture products more cheaply and consumers could soon be making their own goods.

Small businesses offered IP toolkit download subscription

B P Collins 24-Mar-2015

A new toolkit has been launched for small businesses, to help them make the most of their intellectual property and attract new investments.

Read more Intellectual Property briefings

The new Infrastructure Act and fracking in focus weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-Mar-2015

The Infrastructure Act is intended to boost investment in development projects. The practical and commercial implications of the new measures are wideranging.

This is not another article about the BP Macondo oil well download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

No, I want to know why people even bother with gross negligence in joint operating agreements.

Privatised water companies and Environmental Information Regulations: some clarity at last download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 26-Mar-2015

One of the longest-running debates about the interpretation of the Environmental Information Regulations is the extent to which they can apply to private bodies. A recent decision brings some clarity to the issue.

Read more Energy briefings

Finance litigation – lending: sue the right party; credit broker liability; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Mar-2015

Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

Shipping: Extending time for performance? Consider the markets weblink subscription

Ince & Co 26-Mar-2015

A useful reminder of the principles applied to calculate damages under English law.

Serbia: liberalising the insurance market and getting in line with the EU download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 24-Mar-2015

Significant changes have been made to the legislation relating to the insurance market.

Read more Insurance and Reinsurance briefings

Key unanswered questions about the FCA’s new concurrent competition powers download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

If a regulated firm gets full immunity from the FCA for a competition law infringement, will it be fined in any event for breaching FSMA? And other burning questions.

SPCs and combination products: basic patent on a sole ingredient cannot double as basic patent for combination download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 25-Mar-2015

On 12 March 2015 the CJEU gave its ruling in Actavis v Boehringer Ingelheim, yet another reference from the UK courts regarding the interpretation of the SPC Regulation 469/2009.

Supermarkets to face one per cent annual turnover fines download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 25-Mar-2015

What the new legislation allowing the Groceries Code adjudicator to fine UK supermarkets says, and how you can offer your views. 

Read more Competition/EU briefings

Lessons on work-related fraud download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Spot the signs: 40% of fraudsters live beyond their means while 30% are known to be in financial difficulties. These and other insights in this Canadian report could help HR professionals combat fraud.

End of the road for Clarkson: BBC had “no alternative” download subscription

Stewarts Law 26-Mar-2015

“Those opposed to the BBC on the grounds that it is too PC will see this as a further example to back their antipathy.” 

FCA elevates financial crime to key status download subscription

Shoosmiths 26-Mar-2015

The FCA’s new business plan reveals that financial crime is now one of its most important areas of focus.

Read more Crime briefings

Do the right thing: difference is good download subscription

PwC 25-Mar-2015

Recognise gender diversity in the design of ethical decision-making frameworks.

Video: Totum talks – New service delivery models weblink subscription

Totum 11-Mar-2015

Totum’s Tim Skipper, Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis discuss the major players in the global legal market and new service delivery models.

Video: Totum talks — law and the role of the Big Four weblink subscription

Totum 5-Feb-2015

Tim Skipper talks to Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis about the role the Big Four have to play in the legal services market of the future.

US immigrant investor scheme under fire: a political fuss about nothing download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

From media reports of a Homeland Security report on an immigrant investor visa programme you might think there is a great problem that needs immediate attention. Not true. 

Bonuses in the spotlight: caps and clawbacks download subscription

Stewarts Law 27-Mar-2015

It seems the bonus cap has led to employers in the financial services industry paying higher basic salaries and there are likely to be further developments relating to clawback in the near future. 

Finance litigation – lending: sue the right party; credit broker liability; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Mar-2015

Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

Read more Financial services briefings

The new Infrastructure Act and fracking in focus weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-Mar-2015

The Infrastructure Act is intended to boost investment in development projects. The practical and commercial implications of the new measures are wideranging.

Out of sight, out of mind: submissions should be easy to navigate and understand download subscription

Gateley 27-Mar-2015

In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.

Security of payment roundup: a comprehensive review of cases in 2014 download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-Mar-2015

Minter Ellison presents to the construction industry its annual security of payment roundup for 2014.

Read more Construction briefings

No protection against retaliation for merely sustaining a workplace injury download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights, but not for merely sustaining an injury.

Commission must be included in holiday pay download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 27-Mar-2015

Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.

Bonuses in the spotlight: caps and clawbacks download subscription

Stewarts Law 27-Mar-2015

It seems the bonus cap has led to employers in the financial services industry paying higher basic salaries and there are likely to be further developments relating to clawback in the near future. 

Read more In-House briefings

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