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Welcome to the Davis Blank Furniss blog

National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2006 come into force on 1st April 2016.  The new minimum wage from 1st April 2016 will be:- Age 25 plus – £7.20 per hour Age 21 – 25 – £6.70 per hour Age …

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Zero Hour Contracts

As we reported last month, the exclusivity terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 came into force as of 11th January 2016.  The Regulations provide that: – Any dismissal of a zero hour contract employee would be automatically unfair …

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Rudi Kidd – consultant solicitor in our Entertainment, Media, Sports and Intellectual Property team: The Bowie Bond and Owning Your Masters

The passing of David Bowie has brought about untold outpouring of grief from his fans, admirers and observers alike. During his lifetime, David Bowie was always pushing the boundaries, taking things to the edge, in his music, personal fashion style, …

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Charlotte Lowe Discusses Dispute Resolution with SMMS

Charlotte Lowe from our Dispute Resolution team talks to Social Media Makes Sense about the methods for resolving disputes. You can read the full piece here.

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Anna Bunting, partner in our Employment team: Monitoring Employee Internet Use: Now it’s getting personal!

Monitoring an employee’s internet or email use is nothing new. Businesses naturally want to ensure that their employees are actually working rather than spending their day surfing the internet or arranging their social life on Facebook. Although monitoring is quickly …

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Employment Law Newsletter – January 2016

Welcome to our January 2016 Employment Law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments. DEVELOPMENTS TO LEGISLATION The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 published These regulations have …

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Davis Blank Furniss Advises Glossop Cartons on its Acquisition of Contact Print and Packaging

Sonio Singh, Shiva Shadi and Rosemary Reynolds of Davis Blank Furniss advised Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging solutions, on its acquisition of Stockport-based Contact Print and Packaging for an undisclosed sum. The deal, …

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Rudi Kidd Shares His Tips On Managing Your IP & Resolving IP Disputes

Ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) carries a huge responsibility. It requires great deal of understanding and knowledge of the assets that you or company owns. Also, ownership of IP is of no consequence if the IP is not protected and …

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Rudi Kidd: Sports Law – Rogue Agents

The recent alarming news reports of sports stars losing money on their financial investments and allegations of secret commissions paid to agents should serve as a warning to everyone involved in professional sports. Players will often not understand (or even …

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Property Newsletter – November 2015

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Property department. DeBrieF OPINION Jennifer Smith – solicitor in our Property department – discusses High Street vs On-line Estate Agencies If you are …

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