This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 12 April 2015

Easter is over and as chocolate eggs plummet in price Briefings Digest has a curious little case relating to them. One Mrs Gondalia, a cashier at Tesco’s, noticed a pricing error on their Easter eggs. Gateley ’s article has the full details on what happened but basically it involved the resourceful Mrs Gondalia rolling whole trolleyloads of eggs to the customer services desk and making a tidy little profit thanks to the supermarkets ‘Double the Difference’ refund policy.

Tesco dismissed her for gross misconduct, but the cashier maintained that she hadn’t done anything wrong. Gateley gives the story of what happened next, and throws a standard terrible ‘egg’ pun into the mix for good measure. Click here for more information.

Save the Great British pub! At last, a briefing that’s of interest to everyone – who doesn’t love a lemonade and a game of dominoes down the local? Dentons looks the recent amendment to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, which places additional restrictions on pubs that have been listed as Assets of Community Value (ACVs).

Kris Hopkins, holder of the best job in Government – Community Pubs Minister – recently announced the changes “as a measure to protect the Great British pub as a national treasure.” Click here for more information.

Third-party ownership of football players is nothing new, as anyone who remembers the Tevez-Mascherano saga of 2007 will remember. FIFA, in a break from awarding major tournaments to unsuitable nations, has recently introduced measures to prohibit third-party ownership. This has been met with criticism from various parties, including the Spanish and Portuguese football leagues. 

But does FIFA’s move infringe EU law? The answer isn’t clear, says Goodman Derrick , which has a briefing looking at the situation in great detail. Click here for more information.

Top five briefings by law firm 
Save the Great British Pub
Gateley: All aboard! Female board representation on the rise Download
Ince & Co: Insurance Act 2015: the most significant changes ever? Download
Walker Morris: Case law round-up – April 2015 Download
Willis: Risk barometer: a study on how attitudes and approaches to risk management differ between UK law firms Download
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Top five briefings by practice area
Employment: The case of the mispriced Easter eggs: what do you think? Download
Company/commercial: Entrepreneurs get stronger legal backing Download
In-house: Five things employers should know about shared parental leave Download
Media/entertainment/sport: Does the FIFA ban on third-party ownership infringe EU law? Download
Litigation: New pre-action protocols in Civil Procedure Rules Download
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Top five briefings by region 
Asia-Pacific: Cyber client update: cyber insurance guidelines; notable cases; and more Download
Middle East: Parameters of the Iran nuclear deal: a path to sanctions relief Download
Offshore: Insolvency update: has the Privy Council turned the Isle of Man’s Chief Justice into a timorous soul? Download
UK & Europe: Data Issues Roundup, 1 April: world leaders’ personal details revealed; US-EU dataflows; and more Download
US & The Americas: Recent trends in acquisition finance – incremental loan facilities Download
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