litigation

The Data Protection Act: a stone to sling at the Facebook Goliath? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 23-Jul-2014

The recently reported and much criticised Facebook survey deliberately manipulated almost 700,000 account-holder newsfeeds and monitored the results.

Getting it right: how to make a successful application for the appointment of provisional liquidators download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The main job of a judge is to determine and uphold rights of property ownership, so applications to appoint provisional liquidators tend to go against the judicial grain.

Health Alert — Ladhams v Medical Board of Australia; Chaudhry v Medical Board of Australia; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Jul-2014

DLA Piper has released the 21 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Germany: Federal Cartel Office and courts make Adidas, ASICS and Casio drop ban on online marketplaces download subscription

Eversheds 23-Jul-2014

Renowned brands Adidas, ASICS and Casio must allow their approved resellers to use internet auction sites and online marketplaces to resell their goods. 

Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription

Gateley 22-Jul-2014

The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.

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How to have a relaxing holiday: signing documents in absentia download subscription

Gateley 23-Jul-2014

You’re finally lying by the pool and your phone rings. It’s the office and they need you to sign some urgent documents.

Is obesity a disability? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jul-2014

The question of whether obesity constitutes a disability was recently considered by the advocate-general of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Employee shareholder agreements — the potential gains download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 23-Jul-2014

Since September 2013, employee shareholder agreements have enabled companies to introduce a new type of employment status into their workforce.

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How to have a relaxing holiday: signing documents in absentia download subscription

Gateley 23-Jul-2014

You’re finally lying by the pool and your phone rings. It’s the office and they need you to sign some urgent documents.

Employee shareholder agreements — the potential gains download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 23-Jul-2014

Since September 2013, employee shareholder agreements have enabled companies to introduce a new type of employment status into their workforce.

Stuck in the bottleneck — corruption in African ports download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

The rapid rise in shipping container traffic in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades underlines the lucrative opportunities for businesses on the continent.

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Light relief — Denton v TH White download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Jul-2014

Ben Pillbrow looks at whether the Court of Appeal’s latest stab at providing clearer guidance on the standards to be applied in assessing applications for relief represents a leap forward.

From the firm of the week

California Supreme Court ruling limits commission wage allocation download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 21-Jul-2014

In Peabody v Time Warner Cable, Time Warner contended that a former account executive was not entitled to overtime pay because she fell into the ‘commissioned employee’ exemption.

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Real Estate Briefings

Infrastructure investment could create ‘northern powerhouse’ download subscription

Nabarro 23-Jul-2014

You don’t have to look far to see infrastructure investment in the north is not at the level it should be. 

Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription

Gateley 22-Jul-2014

The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.

House prices rise 10.5 per cent: demand for housing still strong download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Jul-2014

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that house prices rose by 10.5 per cent year on year for the 12 months to May 2014.

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Energy Briefings

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

UK: Capacity Market ramps up — pre-qualification imminent download subscription

Eversheds 23-Jul-2014

Capacity Market participants that wish to participate in this year’s auction need to ensure they are in a position to pre-qualify within the short pre-qualification window.

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