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A raft of new legislation comes into force on 6 April, which is now only a matter of days away. Walker Morris looks at what employers ‘need to know’ in advance of this date.
Walker Morris has released the March 2014 issue of its Case law round-up.
Walker Morris has released the March 2014 issue of its Employment News publication.
Ofgem, OFT and CMA have been have been working to assess whether the market for supply of gas and electricity to households and small firms is sufficiently competitive.
The DfE is making a grant available for small groups of schools, mainly primaries, to collaborate to employ a school business manager in a leadership role.
Although no definite date was given for the regulations under the Charities Act 2011 enabling charitable companies to convert to a CIO, these were expected in ‘early 2014’.
The start of 2014 has seen the financial regulators begin formal investigations into the troubled Co-operative Bank.
Contracts that do not state their duration or explain how to deal with their termination can be terminated by one or both of the contractual parties giving reasonable notice.
The law has established a party’s right to claim privilege over certain documents to keep them out of legal proceedings.
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The Court of Appeal has had the opportunity to review litigation privilege again in the appeal of the decision in Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office.
In a group action for damages for defects in breast implants, the claimants were concerned about the financial position of the lead defendant.
The Court of Appeal has found a director personally liable for the legal costs of an action brought against his company.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Santander UK plc v RA Legal Solicitors.
‘Glee’ and trademark infringement download
The well-known US TV series Glee has been on the wrong end of a High Court trademark infringement action.
Amazon and trademark infringement download
Cosmetics manufacturer Lush has successfully claimed against the online retailer Amazon for trademark infringement.
In Jack Wills v House of Fraser (Stores), the issue was whether House of Fraser’s use of a pigeon logo on clothing infringed Jack Wills’ registered trademark.
The costs decision in Bocacina Ltd v Boca Cafes Ltd followed the trial judgment in which the claimant succeeded in a passing-off action against a café business.
In Fage UK v Chobani UK Ltd, the claimant, FAGE, was a Greek manufacturer of yoghurt and its UK distributor.
A representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract.
A misrepresentation is a statement that induces entry into a contract and that turns out to be false.