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Shepherd and Wedderburn considers the impact of Shuter v Ford Motor Co Ltd, in which it was concluded that offering less paternity than maternity pay was lawful.
Apple has turned its eye to the internal layout of all its shops and is pursuing trademark protection for this in the EU.
John MacKenzie looks at four aspects of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and discusses why it is an effective option for rights owners.
This article looks at the different approaches of the Scottish and English courts in relation to judicial interest.
The Deputy Pensions Ombudsman has announced her determination in the first Ombudsman case to seek to rely on the IBM reasonable expectation argument.
The Holyrood Health & Sport Committee has reported on this bill, which seeks to set up the new agency Food Standards Scotland as an autonomous body.
The English High Court has recently been asked to consider the meaning of clause 8 of GAFTA Contract 49.
Acas has issued guidance in relation to workplace dress codes, which will be useful for employers who are drafting or reviewing their policy.
The Pensions Regulator has reported that a settlement agreement had been reached in respect of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme.
John MacKenzie looks at why a recent decision might mark a turning point in the way the courts view friendly discussions clauses.
A recent decision dealt with the validity of amendments made to a trust deed and offers up some useful general principles for interpreting pension scheme documents.
From 5 April 2015, the government plans to give families greater flexibility when deciding who will take time off work to look after their new baby.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently published its annual report. This note highlights key points and potential developments in the regulation of data protection in the UK.
Shepherd and Wedderburn has published the summer 2014 edition of its Property Disputes Update.
The government has published guidance on how the new system of shared parental leave will work in practice and it may not be what you were expecting.
This case serves as a useful reminder to trustees on how to exercise their discretionary powers and the importance of proper process.
The government has published a response to its consultation on the radical changes to the pensions system announced as part of the Budget 2014.
From 1 June 2014, GAFTA standard form contracts have adopted new provisions relating to force majeure events.
The question of whether obesity constitutes a disability was recently considered by the advocate-general of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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.