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19 February 2020 Meat-free expenses claims

Some schools have hit the headlines this week for their decisions to offer only vegetarian meals. But would a similar approach extend to the workplace?

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28 June 2017 Mergers of NDPBs - an environmental context

As more Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) are merged (or demerged) to boost efficiency and accountability, how does that process impact on the employees?

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9 March 2017 Health & safety breaches - what discount will I get for a guilty plea?

The Sentencing Council have released their Definitive Guideline on the Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea, which sets out the approach to be taken by the courts.

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5 December 2016 EUIPO v Szajner - when an EU TM opponents unregistered right is changed by the national courts

Advocate General Kolkott’s opinion on 2 December 2016 highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark opposition or invalidity appeal proceedings.

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9 November 2016 Changes to immigration rules

Employment law expert, Elish Kennedy, outlines changes to the immigration rules due to come into force on 24 November 2016.

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10 March 2016 FCA response on regulatory barriers to innovation

The Financial Conduct Authority has published a feedback statement: the latest effort in its ongoing push to foster competition through innovation.

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12 February 2016 Product recall: a new central register and a call for a change in the law

The Retail Ombudsman has today announced the launch of a new ‘central register’, due to go live next week, designed to hold contact details for consumers in order to facilitate automatic updates in the event of a product recall.

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1 October 2015 When brands go bad

Whilst VW may not be any more damaging to the environment than the next marque - it will now have to spend many millions more in order to try to shed the perception, created by this scandal, that company is potentially dishonest, inefficient and unreliable.

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6 August 2015 Obvious to try – are expectations of success relevant in patentability assessments?

In Teva v Leo, the Court of Appeal heard Leo’s successful appeal against the High Court decision that combining two active ingredients using a non-aqueous solvent (the ‘solvent’) was an “obvious” step, and therefore required Leo’s patents to be revoked.

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25 June 2015 Can the courts order governments to cut carbon emissions?

According to a landmark ruling issued on 24 June 2015 in the Netherlands, the Dutch Government is failing to protect its citizens from hazardous climate change and has been ordered to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020

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