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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.


At an appeal hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice on 20 November 2014, early guidance was provided for Courts dealing with the costs budgeting process. In an appeal before His Honour Judge Forster QC (sitting as High Court Judge) in the case of IAF & Others v Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd and the Secretary of State for Health, the First to Fourth Claimants were successful in their appeal against a costs budgeting decision made by Master Leslie on 11 March 2014.

Tags: Andrew HannamClinical NegligenceHealthcare2014

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

Tags: Dispute Resolution2014

Welcome to the November bulletin. Since the release of our October E-Bulletin, we also released a newsflash regarding the EAT's decision on holiday pay / overtime which went off with a bang a few days before 5th November! The dust is now beginning to settle in relation to the AMEC judgment and therefore this month we look at how that decision effects the back liability for employers, using some live examples and why, when looking at the examples employers may not be in the clear for that back liability.


Welcome to this month's Charities news.


The St Ives' draft neighbourhood plan has recently featured in the local and national press. The draft plan proposes to restrict all new homes in the St Ives area either to being affordable housing available only to people with a local connection or to open market housing available only to people occupying them as their principal private residence. It is this proposal that has proved controversial with the Planning Minister Brandon Lewis reported as saying 'trying to impose state bans on who can own property is totally inappropriate'.

Tags: PlanningReal EstatePublic Sector2014

It will have been hard to avoid the plethora of commentary about the sentencing and naming of William Cornick, since his court appearance on November 3.

Tags: Sam HancockSolicitorInternet TechnologyMedia2014

Welcome to the November edition of our IP and Rights Management E-bulletin. In this edition we highlight some of the recent changes to IP legislation, summarise the EU's new approach to tackling IP infringement and look at new technology in the world of advertising.


Just like the unseasonably mild weather we have been having, the world of pensions can be almost as unpredictable. However, as sure as Autumn will soon be Winter, a constantly changing pensions landscape also seems to be guaranteed.


Foot Anstey has represented the defendant bank in the Court of Appeal in the high profile reported case of Tidal Energy Limited v Bank of Scotland plc.

Tags: Robin BrownPartnerBDispute Resolution

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