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27 September 2022 IR35 rules to be scrapped from April 2023

The Chancellor’s recent mini-budget provided a significant announcement for business as it was confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (known as “IR35”) put in place for public and private sector businesses from 2017 and 2021 will be scrapped from April 2023.

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28 June 2022 Compliance - small businesses and new regulation

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has released a report setting out the impact of new and changing regulations arising from the pandemic on small businesses across the UK.

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10 June 2022 80% hours for 100% pay? That’ll do nicely

As has been widely reported this week, some 3,000 UK workers are taking part in a six month trial to assess the viability of a four-day working week without any reduction in their normal pay.

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18 February 2022 Are whistleblowers entitled to keep their employer’s confidential documents?

In Nissan v Passi, the High Court recently considered the issue of an employee retaining confidential documents belonging to his former employer in the context of the employer’s application for an injunction seeking the return of such documents from the employee.

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29 November 2016 High Court analyses “AgrEvo” obviousness in Merck v Shionogi

Traditional challenges to the inventive step of a patent are based on an allegation that it would be obvious to take a step from a specific item of prior art to the claimed invention.

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26 October 2016 A prescription for infringement? Actavis and Warner-Lambert - intention, or foreseeability?

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment on the long-running Pregabalin saga.

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27 April 2016 A reminder from the High Court to consider using neutral experts in complex patent disputes

In an unusual post-settlement judgment in Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA v Petroleum Geo-Services ASA and others, Mr Justice Birss took the opportunity to…

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15 February 2013 New CPR rules on QOCS published

Well after all the waiting the new Rules are now available on the legislation website.

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8 February 2013 Stalking the wrong horse

Local authorities will be reassured by the judgment in the Montpellier case this week after the bar was set pretty high for a claim to succeed that a change of direction during a procurement exercise is either fraudulent or a breach of the procurement regime.

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