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  • Health Legal Update — January 2014 download

    Briefings | 28 January 2014

    This issue includes articles on the CCG Assurance Framework, which sets out the six domains in which NHS England will assess the performance of CCGs.

  • New year, new challenges — litigation and compliance download

    Briefings | 28 January 2014

    Compliance will be the watchword for 2014 and beyond. Adhere to deadlines/court timetables and all should be fine.

  • See no evil — the consequences of clients failing to read documents download

    Briefings | 28 January 2014

    Two recent solicitors’ claims deal with the consequences of clients failing to read documents.

  • The legal landscape — so that was 2013, what will 2014 bring? download

    Briefings | 27 January 2014

    Twelve months is a long time. It is probably overstating it to say that the profession has seen unprecedented change, but it has been both dramatic and volatile.

  • The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 — two years on download

    Briefings | 27 January 2014

    This article examines the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, including a recent complaint by the TUC, which may affect the food sector.

  • Retail bonds — a new way to finance your business? download

    Briefings | 27 January 2014

    Retail bonds can present not only an attractive alternative or addition to bank finance but also a way to promote stronger links with customers and to engender greater brand loyalty.

  • Food supply chains — new year’s resolutions download

    Briefings | 24 January 2014

    Last year was the ‘annus horribilis’ for food, with the horsemeat contamination wiping millions off turnover and stock prices.

  • Food focus — rights of ‘casual’ workers download

    Briefings | 24 January 2014

    The use of zero-hours contracts are on the rise in the food industry, both in the food service sector and in food and drink manufacturing.

  • Mergers and acquisitions — trends in the food and beverage sector download

    Briefings | 24 January 2014

    M&A activity in 2013 in the food and beverage sector followed 2012 as another year of high-profile transactions, although, at least in the UK, on a reduced scale.

  • Cosmetic interventions and regulation download

    Briefings | 21 January 2014

    There were developments last month in the ongoing discussions around the need for greater regulation of cosmetic medical devices.

  • Doctors and social media download

    Briefings | 21 January 2014

    A number of calls are taken each year from doctors and other clinical professionals reporting that damaging information has been published about them.

  • Review of 2013: a claims handling perspective download

    Briefings | 21 January 2014

    This article examines some of the different types of claim or medico-legal query Mills & Reeve received in its Claims Handling Unit or out-of-hours service during 2013.

  • Contractual disputes in sport download

    Briefings | 20 January 2014

    There can be, and often are, disputes between clubs and players regarding the ‘extra’ contractual clauses that are often inserted into contracts.

  • Football insolvency download

    Briefings | 20 January 2014

    The realities are that in any football insolvency the creditors (including the players) lose out and the players involved are usually at the lower-level clubs.

  • Hard Truths — what are the government’s intentions following Francis? download

    Briefings | 20 January 2014

    Shortly before Christmas, the government published its extensive full response to the Francis Report, entitled ‘Hard Truths’.

  • Match fixing download

    Briefings | 20 January 2014

    Match-fixing cases tend to be messy. They can result in three (possibly four) sets of legal proceedings all running at once.

  • Pre-contracts in football download

    Briefings | 20 January 2014

    It is common practice for clubs to ask players to enter into pre-contract agreements. However, are such agreements enforceable?

  • Right to work for sportspeople? download

    Briefings | 20 January 2014

    It is not uncommon for sportspeople to find themselves being ‘benched’ for reasons other than their on-field performance or their off-field behaviour.

  • The great doping debate in sport download

    Briefings | 20 January 2014

    New research suggests that athletes using steroids for only a short period could gain an unfair advantage over ‘clean’ competitors for up to 10 years.

  • The drafting of planning conditions download

    Briefings | 14 January 2014

    The thorny issue of the drafting of conditions went before the High Court in R (oao) Teresa Sienkiewicz v South Somerset District Council and Probiotics International Ltd.

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