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Category Archives: Newsletters

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Suzanne Thompson – solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial department – explains what is an entire agreement clause and why should it be included in a commercial contract

What is an entire agreement clause? An entire agreement clause (also known as a whole agreement clause) is usually one of the last so-called “boiler plate” clauses you find in a commercial contract. It is a contractual provision which aims …

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Suzanne Thompson – Solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial department – discusses how businesses are to lose Own Name defence in UK trade mark actions by 2019 in exchange for “bright line” rule

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) recently confirmed that businesses are set to lose the ability to rely on the own name defence to defeat UK trade mark infringement claims, provided for by Section 11 (2) (a) of the Trade Marks …

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Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client Team – discusses The Supreme Court Ruling on End of Life Treatment, Court of Protection and The Benefits of Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

On the 30th July this year, The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that, where experts and loved ones agree, there is now no longer a need for court approval to withdraw CANH (Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration ) for …

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Employment Newsletter – April 2018

With most people returning to work this week, we hope you all had a great Easter break! Looking forward, we now have GDPR on the horizon and employers need to be aware that existing generalised Data Protection clauses in current …

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Equal Pay Claim – Tesco

It has been reported that Tesco is facing a demand for back pay as allegedly its female shop workers earn £3 per hour less than its male factory workers. The Guardian newspaper reported that it could “become the UK’s largest …

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The Taylor Review

The Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices reported extensively when the report was published, during which time there has not been much progress other than now.  The Government have provided a response to the review and are commencing consultation in …

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Payslips

A new Order has been laid before Parliament that is due to come into force on 6th April 2019.  It requires employers to include additional information on payslips, by stating the number of hours being paid where wages vary according …

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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage increase as of 1st April 2018, will be as follows: – 25+                  £7.83 21-24               £7.38 18-20               £5.90 Under 18         £4.20

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Holiday Pay for Term Time Workers

The case of Brazel –v- Harper Trust involved a visiting Music Teacher who appealed to the EAT in relation to the manner in which her holiday pay was calculated. She worked on a term time only basis on a Zero …

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Redundancy Selection

The EAT case of Mirab –v- Mentor Graphics (UK) Limited has made life somewhat more difficult for employers in redundancy selection processes. Bumping occurs when an employee whose role is redundant is re-deployed into another role (already being held by …

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