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The benefits of settling disputes out of court are clear, most of all in terms of the time and costs saved by not taking the dispute to trial.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court ruling that M&S had infringed Interflora’s trademark rights in its name by purchasing and using it as a Google Ad-Word.
Shoosmiths has expanded its family law offering with the appointment of a partner, an associate and a solicitor.
The Richemont Group has secured a landmark website blocking order against the five main retail internet service providers in the UK.
What about other payments in addition to basic pay, such as overtime?
The song ‘Heartbroken’ by T2 was released in 2007 featuring vocal recordings from Jodie Henderson, through the record company All Around the World Recordings.
On a transfer of part of a site, complications can arise if the rights that are to benefit the land sold are not adequately addressed.
The debate over tattoos in the workplace has raged on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant.
Shoosmiths looks at the dangers of providing, or not providing, a reference and what employers can do if they receive an unsatisfactory reference.
The EAT has considered whether the employment tribunal rules also allowed the recovery of an in-house lawyer’s costs incurred during litigation in the employment tribunal.
The case of McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust called into question an employer’s right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal.
When dealing with the recovery of money, this is a question that many try to avoid but have had to deal with, inevitably end up negotiating.
Shoosmiths is celebrating success following the announcement of the recoveries services practice group’s ‘top-tier’ Legal 500 rankings.
The EAT has found that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed when he took time off to care for his pregnant partner. Katie Marsden looks at the reasons why.
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.
Last month, a US court found that a hit song performed and co-written by Shakira was in fact copied from an earlier work.
An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer.
Damages recoverable from a tenant: the differences in England and Scotland.
Arcadia Group Ltd v Arcadia Group Pension Trust Ltd: RPI/CPI and the power to select an alternative index
This update looks at the issues in the case, and the considerations for schemes that may now have more flexibility to switch in the light of this decision.
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace can be problematic for employers. The recent case of Kuehne+Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove considered the issue.