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Drone delivery: An update for retailers

By David Cook Retail drone delivery is a reality All indications are that retail drone delivery is becoming a reality: Amazon and Walmart have registered patents in the US which address various challenges associated with drone delivery, such as how parcels can be dropped or deposited without damage; lighting and communications issues; component faults and […]

New deal for consumers: What retailers need to know

By James Crayton, Gwendoline Davies What’s new? The Council of the European Union has adopted Directive PE-CONS 83/19 on the better enforcement and modernisation of European Union consumer protection rules (the Directive), which is intended to improve standards of protection for consumers buying goods or services online and to provide more robust measures against unfair […]

Retail matters – Spring 2020

This briefing discusses the following topics in detail. New Deal For Consumers: What Retailers Need To Know National Minimum Wage – Unintentional Breaches “Recycle”, “Don’t Recycle”: Simplifying Packaging Drone Delivery: An Update For Retailers Injunctions Against Protestors (Or ‘Persons Unknown’): Legal And Practical Guidance Food & Drink Update – November 2019 Employment Briefing – October […]

“Recycle”, “Don’t Recycle”: Simplifying packaging

On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL), the UK’s leading recycling labelling authority, of which over 400 retailers and cross-sector brands are members, has launched new rules to simplify recycling labels. The majority of packaging will now carry a simple, binary message saying “Recycle” or “Don’t Recycle”, and labels that advise shoppers to “check locally” whether a product […]

National Minimum Wage – Unintentional breaches

Increase in NMW: What are the risks for retailers? The government has recently announced the latest increase in National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates, which will come into force on 1 April 2020. The rate for over 25 year olds is set to rise from £8.21 to £8.72. This is big news for retailers for two […]

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Forty redundant as carve up of McClure Naismith gets underway

A total of 42 partners and staff of failed firm McClure Naismith have been left with no jobs to go to after the firm’s administrators worked to secure positions for the majority of the firm. The Scottish firm appointed FRP Advisory partners Tom MacLennan and Iain Fraser as joint administrators on Friday evening, a week […]

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Taylor Wessing merges with Dutch firm Deterink for Netherlands foothold

Taylor Wessing has announced a merger with Dutch firm Deterink, which will give the firm two new offices in Amsterdam and Eindhoven. Deterink’s seven partners and 47 lawyers are to join Taylor Wessing from 1 September 2015, bringing the latter’s headcount numbers up to over 1,200 across 28 offices in Europe, the US, the Middle […]

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Trowers to tie up with Devon’s Stones in £85m UK domestic push

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