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31 July 2020 Members of academy trusts have fiduciary duties

We are increasingly asked are there any limits on how members can exercise their powers.

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3 December 2019 Care Charitable Trust fined after Resident suffers fatal fall

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust which operates a care home in Bonnyrigg, Scotland, recently received a fine after a resident at one of its care homes suffered a fatal injury after falling down a flight of stairs.

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1 November 2019 Supreme Court awards compensation to a Professor for an invention created during his employment

A recent decision by the Supreme Court in Shanks v Unilever PLC has supported the right for employees to receive compensation for patented inventions if the invention is of ‘outstanding benefit’.

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14 June 2019 Cyber risks – are businesses really ready?

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness report, a review of 3300 organisations, will be a stark warning for CEO’s of SME’s in the UK and in Europe.

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5 April 2019 Changes to small trading exemption for charities comes into force

On 5th April 2019 the latest changes to the small trading exemption for charitable companies and CIOs came into force; the same changes came into force for unincorporated charities on 1st April 2019.

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10 August 2018 Appeal to Supreme Court launched on payment for ‘sleep-in’ shifts

Unison have confirmed that it would be appealing the Court of Appeal’s ruling that workers are not entitled to be paid for time when they are asleep at work- so called 'sleep-in shifts'.

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18 July 2018 Risk warning: independent contractors

Various Claimants v Barclays Bank is a claim in vicarious liability arising from sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor conducting health examinations on employees and prospective employees of Barclays Bank, on the bank’s behalf.

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18 July 2018 Vicarious liability and independent contractors

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in the case of Barclays Bank plc and Various Claimants has been handed down.

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13 June 2018 CJEU shapes up nicely for Louboutin red sole trade mark

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given its judgment in relation to a key issue in one of the most hotly debated trade mark disputes in recent times.

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11 May 2018 Commission requires delivery service providers to reveal price lists with new rules

Rules to enhance regulatory oversight and improve pricing transparency of cross-border parcel delivery services were adopted by the European Council on 12 April 2018.

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