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Welcome to Competition Matters, a briefing which provides a quick overview of the latest developments in UK and EU competition law and policy.


Welcome to the October bulletin – it's been an usually warm start to the Autumn season and to match this, the employment law scene is also warming up. We are expecting the decision from the EAT in respect of the Holiday Pay / Overtime cases on 31st October and as soon as this is delivered, we will share this with you via a newsflash. What has been released this week is that 300 group claims concerning holiday pay are going through ACAS early conciliation. Also, the Lock v British Gas case, which has been remitted back to Leicester ET to interpret the ECJ's findings, was due to be heard this week. However, this has now been postponed until February 2015.


You know a legal issue is important if the absence anything happening gets your lawyer excited, and especially if the same lawyer writes about that issue for a third time in as many months.

Tags: Tony JaffaMedia2014

Welcome to this month's Charities news.


Over the last 10 years Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) have become a regular sight on the news, particularly in military operations. The commitment from an Anglo-Dutch company to supply drones together with an expert operator to any group who it politically agrees with, has also given rise to drones being used to follow hunts (by Anti-hunt protestors), as well as badger culls. So what can landowners do if a drone is found flying over their land?

Tags: Agriculture2014

These remain very exciting and challenging times for retailers.  Whilst retailers are benefiting from an improving economy, many of the challenges faced during the recession have remained in place.  In this newsletter our experts will be taking a look at some of those challenges and how they might be better managed.


As has been evidenced in the last week, autumn succeeds the summer, just as certainly as night succeeds the day. However, in the current climate there is far less certainty when it comes to the "serious harm" test. 

Tags: Sam HancockMedia2014

The 1st of October 2014 will see the second tranche of new copyright exceptions come into force, adding to those that came in on the 1st of June 2014 (please see our previous article New copyright exceptions now in force).

Tags: Martin CuellIntellectual Property2014

Welcome to Competition Matters, a briefing which provides a quick overview of the latest developments in UK and EU competition law and policy.

Tags: Public Sector2014

Data protection is increasingly dominating the agenda when it comes to media law developments - from the Google Spain decision, to the protection of the much coveted journalistic exemption to a number of the key provisions in the Data Protection Act. 

Tags: Media2014

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