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July 6, 2017

Taylor Review: The 7 main points employers need to know

With the Taylor Review recently published there has been a flurry of discussion as to what legal changes this may bring and the impact on employees. We have summarised the 7 main points that employers should be aware of.

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August 10, 2017

New Data Protection Bill confirms GDPR will be brought into UK domestic law

The government has this week published a statement of intent as to the domestic data protection legislation which it plans to bring into effect over the next year. The statement…

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August 8, 2017

IBM appeal successful: cost saving measures allowed following rationality test

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by IBM against the High Court over changes it sought to make to the defined benefit (DB) parts of its two pension schemes in 2009.

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August 5, 2017

Think before you link: website linking and copyright infringement

Adding links on your website to external sites is a great way to improve search engine rankings, but doing so without seeking permission risks violating copyright laws.

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August 4, 2017

Water company left in deep water with duty of care claim

The courts found that Southern Water owed a duty of care in negligence and nuisance to a claimant after a valve it installed restricted the flow of water and caused their property to flood.

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August 3, 2017

Employees could increase their holiday pay through voluntary overtime

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that payment for overtime, including voluntary overtime, should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay, if frequent enough to constitute ‘normal pay’.

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August 2, 2017

Stars in the headlines: Media agency sets precedent for transparency commitment

London-based media agency the7stars are leading the way to combating the negativity and cynicism surrounding digital agency practices by adopting the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers’ (ISBA) template agency agreement.

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August 1, 2017

Employment Tribunal claims likely to increase as fees are abolished

The Supreme Court has ruled the Employment Tribunal fees unlawfully prevent access to justice and will be no more.

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July 31, 2017

Disability discrimination: are you breaching the Equality Act?

A disabled employee who halved his working hours due to his disability before taking ill-health retirement at 38 claimed he had been discriminated against as his pension was based on his final salary at retirement.

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July 30, 2017

All in a week’s work: employee compensation awards could increase with new EAT decision

The amount of an employee’s week’s pay is used to calculate the amount they would receive as compensation and other awards. Contrary to before, the EAT has now decided this value should include pensions contributions.

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July 29, 2017

Significant Changes For People With Significant Control

Make sure you’re up to date with the new rules for when, how and where you should be filing your PSC information (People with Significant Control).

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July 28, 2017

Cash drawdown from defined contribution schemes hits a new high

A report from HMRC has shown that in the three months to the end of June this year, a record breaking ÂŁ1.86bn was taken in cash by members from their schemes.

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July 27, 2017

Independent Trustee failed to ensure the security of scheme assets by not insuring property

The Pensions Ombudsman has upheld a complaint against an independent trustee who failed to act in accordance with their fiduciary duty to ensure the security of the scheme’s assets.

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July 26, 2017

No break for Nestlé’s KitKat 3D trademark

After the culmination of a long running saga between Nestlé and Cadbury, the Court of Appeal has refused to register the 3D shape of the four-finger KitKat as a trademark, leaving the door open for other confectioners to create a chocolate bar of the same shape.

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July 26, 2017

Don’t risk losing your IP post-Brexit

Make sure your IP is fully protected when Britain has left the EU.

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July 26, 2017

Capital allowances benefits for the hospitality industry

Whether acquiring a hotel, restaurant or other commercial premise, you could save a huge amount on the tax you pay through capital allowances.

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July 24, 2017

Ambiguous commercial contracts – say what you mean or the courts will decide for you

The meaning of a particularly vague exclusion clause has been considered by the Court of Appeal in a case that demonstrates what can happen when contracts are not written clearly.

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July 23, 2017

Court of Appeal stops winners from losing out with high security for costs standards

In the case of Newwatch Ltd v Bennett, the court ruled that After The Event insurance policies could not be used as adequate security for costs.

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July 22, 2017

Don’t be too quick to put your hands up!

The court had to decide whether it was fair for an insurance company who had admitted liability for a road accident to then take back their admission after the claim increased into the millions.

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