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The draft Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are in the process of being approved by Parliament. This briefing highlights the key changes.
In February the Court for the first time granted a partial stay due to the paying party’s financial difficulties. This was considered to be a rare case but it is likely that we will now see parties seeking to persuade the Court that their circumstances also merit a partial stay.
The Consumer Rights Bill comes into force in October this year, givinf retailers a – diminishing – window of opportunity in which to get ready for it.
Dramatic increases in the fees payable to the court when issuing a claim came into force on Monday 9 March 2015.
The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations require that, as from January 2015, there must be separate collections for paper, metal, plastic and glass where practicable.
Walker Morris’s legislation tracker sets out the changes in order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.
Corporate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised private equity house Key Capital Partners on its £3.3m investment in Hallam Medical.
Walker Morris has launched the special 20th anniversary of its annual Children’s Calendar Painting Competition.
Unregistered Community design right comes into existence automatically by the fact of making products incorporating the design in question available to the public in the EU.
Victims of their own success: trademarks that become the common name for their product or service download
It is possible for a registered trademark to be a victim of its own success.
The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.
In order to be capable of registration under the Community Designs Regulation, a design must be ‘new’ and have ‘individual character’.
How to protect an image download
There is no free-standing general concept of ‘image rights’ protecting against the reproduction of a person’s image. However, there are other ways in which an image can be protected.
Trademark tips download
Walker Morris offers some tips on trademarks.
ICT suppliers and their public sector customers both need to take action following the publication of the results of the OFT’s market study into the sector.
On 7 April, Eric Pickles and Danny Alexander announced new powers for councils that, they claim, will enable 10,000 new affordable homes to be built.
The Sentencing Council has published its definitive guideline for the sentencing of environmental offences.
In a recent decision, the European Commission confirmed that investors can be found liable where they exercise ‘decisive influence’ over a company and its decisions.
The FCA has updated its AIFMD Latest News. The regulator is advising firms to submit applications as soon as possible, ideally no later than 22 April 2014.
The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena.