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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 28 September 2014

28-Sep-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The implications of a Scottish ‘no’ vote and further devolution; compulsory early conciliation leads to a fall in the number of employment tribunal claims; and what happens when office jargon leaks into the outside world

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Being social — guide for using social media in your business download subscription

Kemp Little

There is now a clear public expectation that every sizeable consumer-facing business will have a social media presence of some sort.

Insolvency litigation briefing — directors will be responsible for breaches of accounting practice; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Oct-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Serious harm: in the balance? download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Oct-2014

In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court gave the first judgment on the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.

1 October 2014 employment law changes download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 1-Oct-2014

In this article, the Shepherd and Wedderburn employment team looks at four employment law changes effective from 1 October 2014.

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1 October 2014 employment law changes download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 1-Oct-2014

In this article, the Shepherd and Wedderburn employment team looks at four employment law changes effective from 1 October 2014.

Employee dismissed for demanding bonus and saying that employer ‘could fire him’, not for raising safety concerns, court decides download subscription

Dentons 1-Oct-2014

An employee’s demand for a bonus and assertion that his employment relationship would not be ‘fruitful’ and that his employer could fire him was the reason for his dismissal.

More work does not prevent a redundancy download subscription

Gateley 1-Oct-2014

The fact that a business is thriving may also sometimes surprisingly lead to an employee being dismissed on grounds of redundancy.

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Insolvency litigation briefing — directors will be responsible for breaches of accounting practice; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Oct-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Protecting your data and reputation from Shellshock vulnerability download subscription

Schillings 1-Oct-2014

The real threat from a data breach is not the incident itself, but the lasting damage it can cause to your reputation.

UK’s draft new EU Public Procurement Regulations download subscription

Outer Temple Chambers 1-Oct-2014

The government has issued a consultation along with draft regulations on how it intends to implement the EU directive ratified in April 2014 to update and modernise procurement rules.

Read more Corporate briefings

Exceptional circumstances required to prevent bank from paying under letter of credit weblink subscription

Ince & Co 1-Oct-2014

The Privy Council has confirmed that an injunction restraining a bank from paying under a letter of credit on the basis of fraud will only be justified in extraordinary circumstances.

R2R: the mysterious case of the unit trust download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Royal Court has declined to strike out proceedings brought by the successor trustee and manager of three unit trusts against the former trustee and manager of those unit trusts. 

Enforcement of security and marshalling download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in England have recently considered the remedy of marshalling.

Read more Banking / Finance briefings

Serious harm: in the balance? download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Oct-2014

In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court gave the first judgment on the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.

Lease renewal: no new lease for litigious tenants download subscription

Nabarro 30-Sep-2014

Because of a history of litigation between a landlord and its tenants, the landlord was justified in refusing to grant the tenants a new business lease.

Service charge: deductions and apportionment in the last year of a lease download subscription

Nabarro 30-Sep-2014

In a recent case, it was the tenant of certain floors and the car park in an office building where it paid service charge calculated by deducting the annual expenditure from the gross annual expenditure.

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Insolvency litigation briefing — directors will be responsible for breaches of accounting practice; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Oct-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Protecting your data and reputation from Shellshock vulnerability download subscription

Schillings 1-Oct-2014

The real threat from a data breach is not the incident itself, but the lasting damage it can cause to your reputation.

UK’s draft new EU Public Procurement Regulations download subscription

Outer Temple Chambers 1-Oct-2014

The government has issued a consultation along with draft regulations on how it intends to implement the EU directive ratified in April 2014 to update and modernise procurement rules.

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Serious harm: in the balance? download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Oct-2014

In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court gave the first judgment on the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.

Trademarks — Court of Rome on the infringement of a trademark through Facebook download subscription

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

PI proceedings were initiated by a company in order to enjoin a competitor from the continuing use in commerce of its registered trademarks as service name as well as over the internet.

Copyright — CGUE: libraries’ right to digitalise and make books available to users download subscription

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

The EU Court of Justice has handed down another judgment expected to further clarify the correct scope and interpretation of copyright ‘exceptions and limitations’.

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1 October 2014 employment law changes download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 1-Oct-2014

In this article, the Shepherd and Wedderburn employment team looks at four employment law changes effective from 1 October 2014.

Dying without a will: updates in the intestacy rules download subscription

IBB Solicitors 1-Oct-2014

A study released by Investec Wealth & Investment Management earlier this year found that almost two thirds of UK adults have not written a will.

UK HR e-briefing: time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to antenatal appointments download subscription

Eversheds 30-Sep-2014

For many years, pregnant women who are employees have had the right to take time off work to attend antenatal appointments. That right will now be extended to other expectant parents.

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Dying without a will: updates in the intestacy rules download subscription

IBB Solicitors 1-Oct-2014

A study released by Investec Wealth & Investment Management earlier this year found that almost two thirds of UK adults have not written a will.

The taxman cometh: international co-operation in tax affairs download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 1-Oct-2014

Considerable pressure has been applied to offshore jurisdictions by onshore governments to be more transparent about any relevant assets that may be held by onshore residents in offshore jurisdictions. 

Dealing with foreign revenue authorities download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

Those administering offshore structures are increasingly exposed to the consequences of moves to increase the level of cross-border tax assistance.

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Insolvency litigation briefing — directors will be responsible for breaches of accounting practice; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Oct-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Remuneration of voluntary liquidators where the company subsequently goes into insolvent liquidation download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 1-Oct-2014

The BVI court has considered the approach to be adopted in fixing the remuneration of voluntary liquidators where the company subsequently enters insolvent liquidation. 

Enforcement of security and marshalling download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in England have recently considered the remedy of marshalling.

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Thames Tideway Tunnel gets green light download subscription

Nabarro 30-Sep-2014

The Thames Tideway Tunnel, nicknamed London’s new ‘super-sewer’, received planning consent on 12 September 2014.

Solar ‘rooftop rocket boost’ for commercial real estate download subscription

Eversheds 29-Sep-2014

Those generating their own electricity from solar photovoltaic panels receive payments from their energy suppliers for each kilowatt-hour of electricity that is generated.

Not a fishing expedition: PFI contractor obtains pre-action disclosure in dispute that was to be subject of adjudication download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 25-Sep-2014

Obtaining relevant documentation at an early stage from a potential opponent can help resolve claims without the need to issue proceedings, or narrow the issue between the parties, so as to save costs.

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Protecting your data and reputation from Shellshock vulnerability download subscription

Schillings 1-Oct-2014

The real threat from a data breach is not the incident itself, but the lasting damage it can cause to your reputation.

Copyright — according to the US copyright office, a macaque’s ‘selfie’ is not copyright protected download subscription

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

A female macaque took a self-portrait using the camera of the English naturalist photographer David J Slater. The news raised doubts about the picture’s copyright protection.

Trademarks — Court of Rome on the infringement of a trademark through Facebook download subscription

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

PI proceedings were initiated by a company in order to enjoin a competitor from the continuing use in commerce of its registered trademarks as service name as well as over the internet.

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Trademarks — ECJ: the shape of Stokke’s chair is not a valid trademark registration download subscription

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

On 18 September 2014, the European Court of Justice handed down an interesting decision on the validity as a trademark of the shape of products.

Copyright — according to the US copyright office, a macaque’s ‘selfie’ is not copyright protected download subscription

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

A female macaque took a self-portrait using the camera of the English naturalist photographer David J Slater. The news raised doubts about the picture’s copyright protection.

Trademarks — Court of Rome on the infringement of a trademark through Facebook download subscription

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

PI proceedings were initiated by a company in order to enjoin a competitor from the continuing use in commerce of its registered trademarks as service name as well as over the internet.

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Exceptional circumstances required to prevent bank from paying under letter of credit weblink subscription

Ince & Co 1-Oct-2014

The Privy Council has confirmed that an injunction restraining a bank from paying under a letter of credit on the basis of fraud will only be justified in extraordinary circumstances.

US steps up sanctions and export controls against Russia’s defence industry download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 30-Sep-2014

The US recently expanded sanctions and export controls against the Russian defence sector.

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Dentons 30-Sep-2014

The government published its technical consultation on planning in July 2014; the consultation included proposals to increase permitted development rights for solar power.

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Insolvency litigation briefing — directors will be responsible for breaches of accounting practice; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Oct-2014

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Making a brain injury compensation claim: how to obtain adequate funding for rehabilitation and loss of earnings download subscription

IBB Solicitors 30-Sep-2014

Brain injury, unlike physical injury, is not always easy to see, and thus the full impact of such an injury is not necessarily appreciated by others.

Financial Regulatory Developments — FSB reports on Cairns plenary; EBA consults on early intervention; and more download subscription

Dentons 29-Sep-2014

Dentons has published the 26 September 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.

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ICA approves commitments in relation to the supermarket alliance download subscription

DLA Piper 1-Oct-2014

On 4 December 2013, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) opened an investigation into one of Italy’s largest joint purchasing groups, Centrale Italiana.

Competition and Markets Authority orders shake-up of audit services for large companies in the UK download subscription

Shoosmiths 30-Sep-2014

The Competition and Markets Authority has published the final order in relation to the Competition Commission’s investigation into the UK statutory audit market for large companies.

UK: updates to the Water Act 2014 download subscription

Eversheds 30-Sep-2014

This act enables the secretary of state to introduce regulations that will allow undertakers to exit the competitive part of the retail market.

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Insolvency litigation briefing — directors will be responsible for breaches of accounting practice; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Oct-2014

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Protecting your data and reputation from Shellshock vulnerability download subscription

Schillings 1-Oct-2014

The real threat from a data breach is not the incident itself, but the lasting damage it can cause to your reputation.

Exceptional circumstances required to prevent bank from paying under letter of credit weblink subscription

Ince & Co 1-Oct-2014

The Privy Council has confirmed that an injunction restraining a bank from paying under a letter of credit on the basis of fraud will only be justified in extraordinary circumstances.

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The perfect storm — legislative changes leading to more law firm insolvencies? download subscription

Baker Tilly 22-Sep-2014 | Updated: 24-Sep-2014

All law firms will be affected by a wide range of legislative changes hitting the sector from 1 April 2013.

ABS applications — where are we now? download subscription

Baker Tilly 22-Sep-2014 | Updated: 24-Sep-2014

The Solicitors Regulation Authority commenced processing ABS applications on 3 January 2012. What have we seen in the 18 months since this date?

The demise of the accountants report download subscription

Baker Tilly 22-Sep-2014 | Updated: 24-Sep-2014

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has started its consultation process into whether to scrap the annual Solicitors Accounts Rules Report. Quite right.

Enforcement of security and marshalling download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in England have recently considered the remedy of marshalling.

US steps up sanctions and export controls against Russia’s defence industry download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 30-Sep-2014

The US recently expanded sanctions and export controls against the Russian defence sector.

Competition and Markets Authority orders shake-up of audit services for large companies in the UK download subscription

Shoosmiths 30-Sep-2014

The Competition and Markets Authority has published the final order in relation to the Competition Commission’s investigation into the UK statutory audit market for large companies.

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Who is knocking at the door? HSE construction inspectors targeting poor standards and unsafe practices download subscription

Gateley 1-Oct-2014

We are now one week into the HSE’s Safer Sites inspection initiative. Inspectors are arriving unannounced at sites across the UK where refurbishment projects or repair works are under way.

Thames Tideway Tunnel gets green light download subscription

Nabarro 30-Sep-2014

The Thames Tideway Tunnel, nicknamed London’s new ‘super-sewer’, received planning consent on 12 September 2014.

Third-party rights and adjudication download subscription

Nabarro 30-Sep-2014

The case of Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales and West Ltd raised the idea that deeds of warranty could be construed as construction contracts.

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Arbitration: the good, the bad and the ugly download subscription

Memery Crystal 1-Oct-2014

The recent £22m arbitration award against HM Government in favour of Raytheon, provider of the troubled UN E-Borders project, has once again shone the spotlight on international commercial arbitration.

Being social — guide for using social media in your business download subscription

Kemp Little 26-Sep-2014

There is now a clear public expectation that every sizeable consumer-facing business will have a social media presence of some sort.

Guidance on costs download subscription

No5 Chambers 24-Sep-2014

Gemma Roberts provides an update on the latest guidance on costs.

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