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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

SEOs declared invalid – key issues for employers in Ireland

The recent decision of the Irish High Court in National Electrical Contractors of Ireland v the Labour Court, the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Ireland and the Attorney General (2019 No. 280 JR) will have a significant impact on employers and employees currently bound by Sectoral Employment Orders (SEO) in the electrical contracting, mechanical engineering, building and construction sectors.

Zuckerberg and the Facebook ad boycott how will it end

The #StopHateforProfit campaign was launched just over two weeks ago, on 17 June 2020, with a striking advert in the LA Times asserting that Facebook had “allowed incitement to violence against protestors fighting for racial justice in America.” The campaign urged advertisers to hit Facebook in their pockets and withdraw their advertising from the site in the month July. […]

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Case dates are set

* The following jury cases are listed to be heard in the High Court Queen’s Bench Division in April: Ardmore Construction and Others v MGN L and Others (not before 10 April); Straton-James v MGN (not before 25 April); Bookbinder v Times Newspapers and Others (not before 25 April); Monson and Another v The Sunday […]

Litigation Writs 04/07/95

Policewoman Michaela Hawkes, 28, of Littlehampton, has launched High Court action over whiplash injuries she received in a 1989 road accident. Her writ says she was a front seat passenger in a car driven by Vanessa Phillips, of Southampton, when it was in collision with a car driven by Rowland Hart on the A27 near […]

In brief: CRE to examine religious discrimination

The Commission for Racial Equality is to carry out an investigation into the extent of religious discrimination. It has teamed up with the UK Action Committee on Islamic Affairs and other Muslim organisations to appeal for evidence of cases to be forwarded.

Plumber's hotel accident leads to writ for Trotts

A LONDON firm is being sued by a former client who claims it allowed a damages action to be automatically struck out. Former plumber George Kersey says he hired Islington firm Trott & Gentry to pursue an action against Imperial London Hotels after an accident left him unable to work. A writ issued at the […]

Papering over the cracks?

John Malpas examines the divisions caused by legal aid reforms ANYONE doubting that legal aid reform did not arouse passions among practitioners and administrators alike need have looked no further than the recent Legal Action Group conference in London. A passionate assault on the status quo by a leading Law Centre figure and a colourful […]

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