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What’s coming up: the major cases, government policy changes, and litigation and dispute resolution legislation to look out for in 2015 weblink

Walker Morris 19-Dec-2014

We know that it is important for businesses to be aware of upcoming legal and regulatory changes, so that they can plan ahead. View Walker Morris’s summary of some of the key upcoming decisions in major cases, changes to government policy and forthcoming legislation relating to litigation and dispute resolution in an easy-to-use table by clicking the link below: http://www.walkermorris.co.uk/whats-coming

Comet v Whirlpool provides guidance on scope of section 236 of Insolvency Act download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

An English High Court judgment on an application for recovery of documents provides guidance on the scope of section 236 of the Insolvency Act.

General Average – dealing with the costs of a hijacking weblink subscription

Ince & Co 19-Dec-2014

The recent judgment in the Longchamp case has overturned accepted industry thinking in how bunkers and crew wages are dealt with in a hijacking.

US Supreme Court to review whether a reasonable belief of patent invalidity is a defense to induced infringement download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

 The US Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

NHS negligence claims have doubled since 2009–2010 download subscription

IBB Solicitors 19-Dec-2014

Statistics from the NHS Litigation Authority have revealed that the number of people making clinical negligence claims against the NHS has reached unprecedented levels.

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Holiday pay – an essential guide download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay if it is paid regularly.

Persistent mockery and intimidation of supervisor warranted six-month suspension of long-term employee download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

An employee’s persistent mockery and intimidating conduct towards a supervisor warranted a six-month suspension, an arbitrator has held.

Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP): government releases consultation paper download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

On 18 December, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).

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Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

South Africa Energy Update: The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

The South African government has intends to move away from bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and to protect foreign investors by means of national legislation instead.

What has modern slavery got to do with UK human resources? download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

In recent years, many consumer-facing multi-national companies have been paying increasing attention to a developing global business and human rights agenda.

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Union recognition — what choices do I have? Part two download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 8-Oct-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s expert employment team considers in detail the primary issues an employer faces once a CAC application has been accepted.

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UK: freedom of speech — unnamed artist to appeal publishing injunction in the Supreme Court download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

 A well-known British performing artist was granted permission to take his case to the Supreme Court, where he will appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in OPO v MLA & STL.

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The Law Commission’s final report on rights of light download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

The Law Commission published its long awaited final report on rights of light on 4 December 2014, setting out its proposals to reform this area of law.

Best price? Strickland v Blemain Finance Ltd download subscription

Gateley 19-Dec-2014

A heritable creditor is required to ‘take all reasonable steps to secure that the price at which all or any of the subjects are sold is the best that can be reasonably obtained’.

Will you get caught by the DPA? download subscription

Gateley 19-Dec-2014

If defects appear in a building after completion, the developer or contractor may be liable to the owners of the building, in contract or negligence, for the cost of remedying that work.

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Energy Briefings

Romania legal update: September-October 2014 download

Maravela & Asociatii 19-Dec-2014

Maravela’s newsletter sets out the main amendments and news pertaining to enactments and case law for Romania, September – October 2014. Contents: Agriculture Competition Energy and natural resources Regulatory and compliance Tax Click on the link below to read the rest of the Maravela briefing.

South Africa Energy Update: The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

The South African government has intends to move away from bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and to protect foreign investors by means of national legislation instead.

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