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Allergen labelling remains in the spotlight as the FSA consults on technical guidance

BCL partner, Richard Reichman, discusses allergen labelling changes and the Food Standards Agency’s consultation on new technical guidance. Background Against a backdrop of frequent media attention and public concern regarding allergen issues, for example following several tragic fatalities, a government consultation concluded that changes were required to the provision of allergen information for food which is prepacked […]

ICLG: Environment & Climate Change Law 2020 (Cyprus)

By Eleni Neoptolemou, Christina Christodoulou 1. Environmental Policy and its Enforcement 1.1 What is the basis of environmental policy in your jurisdiction and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the environmental policy has been subjected to a fundamental review, in order to be […]

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Shoosmith's holiday line

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The 'facts' of franchising

I FEEL I must write on the subject of franchising. Having been subjected to fellow practitioners’ evangelical ramblings on the equally abhorrent subject of BS5750, I must call for my colleagues to open their eyes to the spurious debate on ‘quality’. My partner and I have practised for some 25 years from a small office […]

Unison could drop some firms in legal overhaul

UNISON, the second-biggest trades union, is setting out on a major shake-up of its legal panel, involving some of the top names in trades union-related work. Before “rationalising” the panel, which currently has around 12 firms, Unison is to circulate a draft code of conduct to all firms requiring them to perform to agreed standards. […]

Bar sees fees policing role

BARRISTERS could be given a new duty to make sure unscrupulous solicitors do not cheat clients under the new conditional fees’ scheme The duty means they will have to advise lay clients on the suitability of conditional fees in all circumstances and is likely to be contained in Bar Council guidelines to be issued to […]

Litigation Writs 02/08/94

Soccer ace Eric Cantona has launched libel action against The Sun. In his writ Cantona, seeks exemplary libel damages from publishers over a Sun story on May 7 this year headed ‘Booze-ah Cantona’ and ‘He was nose to nose with me like a psycho.’ In addition to damages Cantona also seeks an injunction preventing the […]

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