Blogs, News and Articles

Whether you are interested in the articles that we have prepared for our clients and contacts and/or had published in national, professional or specialist trade media, our news releases about developments at the firm or at our clients or a less formal perspective on events from our blogs, the information is here. You might also take a look at our publications section. For further information, please contact Cheryl Sturdy or John North.

Intellectual Property Act 2014 comes into force in October

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 modernises intellectual property (IP) law to help UK businesses better protect their IP rights in the UK and abroad. The provisions within the Continue reading

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New sanction for employers who flout equal pay rules

Employers found guilty of paying staff differently because of their sex will be ordered to carry out an equal pay audit (EPA) and to publish the results. Continue reading

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European “Cookie Sweep” Initiative – Is your website up to scratch?

The European data protection authorities conducted a “cookie sweep” this month, carrying out random spot checks Continue reading

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Insolvent businesses could face extra holiday pay claims

Insolvent businesses which continue to trade are in danger of being hit by backdated claims for employees’ extra holiday pay. Continue reading

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New ‘right to rent’ checks come closer

A new requirement for residential landlords to check tenants’ “right to rent” has come a step closer. Continue reading

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Dilemma for judge ruling on divorce case

A ruling by a High Court Judge has sparked a debate about the extent to which new relationships should be taken into account when courts divide up a couple’s assets. Continue reading

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How the rising property market could affect cohabitee separation?

Average house prices across the UK have rocketed by 11.7 per cent this year, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics. Continue reading

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Multi-national accused of paying millions in bribes

The British subsidiary of a Paris-based train and turbine maker, Alstom, paid around $8.5million in bribes to win Continue reading

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UK Takeover Code to distinguish between offer “commitments” and “intentions”

The Takeover panel has outlined new rules that clarify the blurred lines between “commitments” and “intentions” after a number of ‘controversial’ deals raised concerns about offers being made. Continue reading

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Supervising international banks: the PRA’s approach to branch supervision

On 5 September 2014, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) issued a policy statement on supervising international banks (PS8/14).  Its objective is to ensure the Continue reading

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