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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]


The impact of inter partes review on patent litigation

The America Invents Act (AIA) created a new post-grant review proceeding in the USPTO: the inter partes review or IPR. On 16 September, 2012, the USPTO stopped accepting petitions for inter partes re-examination and the IPR took its place. IPR, like inter partes re-examination before it, allows the USPTO to reconsider the patentability of a […]


PRIME focuses on in-house and the regions at second anniversary

PRIME, an initiative which aims to guarantee good quality work experience to state school students who fulfil certain social criteria, will focus on recruiting regional firms and in-house legal departments as it nears its second anniversary. The scheme, which was launched on 10 September 2011 by 23 founder firms (now 22 due to mergers), now […]

Intellectual Property and Technology News — United States: Issue 19, Q3 2013

DLA Piper has released the Q3 2013 edition of its Intellectual Property and Technology News — United States. Contents The right of publicity in college sports Trade Dress Watch Supreme Court corner The future of DNA patents The impact of inter partes review on patent litigation If you are registered and logged in to the […]


Lawyer Management: HowardKennedyFsi

HowardKennedyFsi finance director Philip Mitchell joined legacy firm Finers Stephens Innocent in January 1992, having been a senior manager at KPMG from 1989. The two firms officially merged in January 2013. How has your role changed since the merger? As well as needing to learn a new accounts system (Elite) the most time-consuming yet extremely […]

Sintons oversees group restructure for Malhotra Group

Sintons has overseen a group restructure for the Malhotra Group, which involved more than 100 properties and numerous businesses, as well as all of the Malhotra holdings being consolidated into one formal group that will in due course obtain PLC status. RBS structured the £25m funding using the bank’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), which is a government-backed […]

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