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Category Archives: News

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Personal Emails

The question of respect for private life and correspondence arose in the case of Barbeulescu –v- Romania in the European Court of Human Rights. The Claimant was an engineer who had used his business email account to send and receive …

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Introduction of Penalty Notices for Unpaid Awards on Settlements

A response in Hansard suggests that the Government intends to bring the new “unpaid award penalties” into force as of April 2016.  The comment in Hansard states that the Government will issue a “warning notice” where an award or settlement …

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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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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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Davis Blank Furniss To Sponsor Business Introductions Christmas Drinks Event

Davis Blank Furniss is celebrating Christmas a month early by sponsoring the Business Introductions Christmas Drink and Networking event. It’s taking place on Wednesday 25th November and is being hosted back at the fabulous Neighbourhood Bar in Spinningfields. Tickets cost just £10. To book …

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