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September 28, 2018

Bircham Dyson Bell and Pitmans Law announce merger

Following Partnership votes, leading UK law firms Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) and Pitmans have today announced they are to merge. The combined firm, BDB Pitmans, will officially launch on 1st…

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November 20, 2018

Eco-Uber: genuine eco-friendly move or clever ploy?

Is Uber’s new electric car charge a genuine move towards a less-polluted London, or it is a back-handed scheme to raise its fees by the back door?

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November 20, 2018

Court of Appeal finds that employee data breach is Morrisons’ business

Morrisons has lost its challenge in the Court of Appeal against the High Court ruling that it was vicariously liable as employer for the unlawful data breach of its employee.

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November 20, 2018

Greater protection for package holidaymakers

The purpose of the latest regulations is to provide enhanced protection for holidaymakers when purchasing package holidays.

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November 1, 2018

Breaking news: High Court rules on GMP equalisation

Lloyds have welcomed the decision made by the Court and the clarity that it brings. They have commented that they are working through the details of the judgment in order to implement the Court’s decision.

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October 31, 2018

Ashers Bakery: was it the message or the messenger?

The Supreme Court concluded that there had been no discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation because Ashers Bakery would have refused to supply a cake with the same message to a heterosexual customer.

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October 31, 2018

Pitmans acts in landmark jurisdiction case

This case sets an important legal precedent for employees working for UK organisations abroad. It also provides clarity on factors which an Employment Tribunal will take into consideration when deciding if an individual who works in a foreign country, but is employed by a British employer, can bring an employment claim in the UK.

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October 31, 2018

ICO issues fines for not paying data protection fees

Those organisations which already have a current registration under the previous data protection regime do not need to pay the new fee until that registration has expired.

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October 31, 2018

PPF contingent assets to be re-executed by March deadline

The Board of the PPF are currently consulting on the rules for the 2019-2020 levy year, which they expect to finalise in December 2018.

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October 24, 2018

Consumer cool-off: holiday makers and online providers beware!

Consumers aren’t entitled to a refund within the 14 day ‘cooling-off window’, partly because of the difficulty for the supplier in finding alternative customers at short notice.

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October 24, 2018

Toyota invest in driverless Uber development

The concept of Uber as a viable alternative to taxi-cabs has brought about consumer satisfaction internationally, but this comes at the expense of driver procedures in context of proper working hours and wages.

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October 24, 2018

Proposed EU copyright changes: is this the death of the internet?

The EU Parliament’s decision to back the new copyright laws was welcomed by musicians and artists but heavily criticised by journalists and internet platforms who believe the new proposed copyright laws to be too restrictive and to “herald the death of the internet”.

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October 24, 2018

Milleni-LOLs: P&G trademarking acronyms

Proctor & Gamble has applied to trademark the millennial phrases ‘LOL’, ‘NBD’, ‘WTF’ and ‘FML’. The company intends to use the acronyms for marketing its air fresheners, soaps and cleaning products.

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October 9, 2018

Government introduces Ombudsman for New Homes

The Government remains keen to demonstrate that it is actively pursuing its housing reform agenda and has recently announced a number of new measures aimed at ‘supporting homebuyers and building more homes’, which includes the introduction of a New Homes Ombudsman.

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October 4, 2018

CJEU rules on PPF compensation levels

Members will now have an individual minimum guarantee of compensation from the PPF in the event of employer insolvency, rather than an average level of pension protection under legislation.

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October 4, 2018

Running out of time: Appeal time limit starts even if the judgment is sent to the wrong address!

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Rules state that the time limit for appealing a judgment of the Employment Tribunal is 42 days from the date on which the outcome was sent to the parties.

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October 3, 2018

A continuous rise in employment tribunal claims

Since the employment tribunal (ET) fees were abolished in July 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of employment tribunal claims being lodged.

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October 3, 2018

Pension schemes slide back into deficit

The latest figures reveal that many FTSE 100 defined benefit schemes have fallen back into deficit since the beginning of the year.

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September 11, 2018

A debarring order will not always extend to a remedy hearing

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a company blocked from defending its liability in an employment tribunal should still be able to contest the compensation remedy.

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