Articles and Updates

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. 

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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).

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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.

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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. 

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Welcome to the September bulletin – it's been another quiet month in respect of employment law developments, but this is not surprising given that the latest Employment Tribunal statistics show that there are 70% fewer claims issued compared to this period last year. It is therefore of no shock that Unison is intending to reissue its judicial review application against the introduction of fees now it has more statistical evidence to support the application and the Labour Party have pledged to revisit the position on fees should they be elected into government next year.

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In one of the first known cases to apply the Court of Appeal guidance in Denton v White [2014] EWCA Civ 906, Foot Anstey has obtained an Order striking out an opponent's claim and refusing relief from sanction. This follows a long-running dispute with the clients' former solicitor, Roy Edginton (who traded as "ExLex Solicitors"). Partner Thomas Williams led the team and appeared as advocate, assisted by Scott Silbereis.

Welcome to the Dispute Resolution September Bulletin which brings you practical legal updates together with industry-focused insights.

Welcome to this month's Charities news.

In this edition we look at the Charity Commission's urge to ensure tha charities comply with serious incidents, information on our upcoming charity events and updated guidance on safeguarding. We also look at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations' joint letter with the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the National Union of Students Scotland to Alistair Carmichael, the Secretary of State for Scotland, calling for Westminster to move forward with its promise of further devolution and new powers to Scotland. 



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This morning the FCA published a warning to investors in EEA Life Settlements that they should consider making a complaint against the firm which advised them to invest in the funds as the fund may have been mis-sold.

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