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The quiet revolution

Quietly changing third-party funding regulations have left a series of pitfalls for unwary solicitors. Jamie Carpenter reports

Law Firm: Hailsham Chambers | Published: 10 February 2010 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

Because they’re worth it

In a recent copycat case, the European Court of Justice handed L’Oreal a positive decision against cosmetic company Bellure

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 10 February 2010 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

Get your ducks in a row

Changes to the Solicitor’s Referral Code have seen many new claims management companies crop up, but solicitors should be wary to avoid unregulated companies, else face disciplinary action

Law Firm: Browne Jacobson | Published: 09 February 2010 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

CUSTOMS LAW – The European court of justice rules on the absence of legal force of the list rules of origin

On 10 December 2009, the ECJ issued a judgment that is likely to have a resounding impact on customs practitioners and companies that are asked to determine the origin of goods imported into the EU.

Law Firm: Hammonds | Published: 01 February 2010 | Practice Area: Litigation

Agency workers: Rights won, flexibility lost?

After many years of discussions and debates, drafts and redrafts, in November 2008 the EU finally agreed on a framework for amending and improving the rights afforded to agency workers in the form of the Directive on Temporary Agency Work (the ‘Directive’).

Law Firm: Stephenson Harwood | Published: 01 January 2010 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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Holidays and sickness

The law relating to employees’ holiday rights and their entitlement to sick leave has caused confusion for a number of years. Two recent cases, Stringer and others v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Pereda v Madrid Movilidad SA have considered, but not resolved, some of the main issues for employers...view abstract

Law Firm: Stephenson Harwood | Published: 01 December 2009 | Practice Area: Litigation

Which Doctor? Employee Absenteeism

This briefing note looks at the reasons employees are absent with work related stress and what duties employers owe their employees; and gives guidance on how to obtain a medical report on an employee.

Law Firm: Stephenson Harwood | Published: 01 October 2009 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

The IMO Car Wash Decision

Latham & Watkins Advises IMO Car Wash in the Leading UK Restructuring Case this Year.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 21 August 2009 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Compliance is key

Lack of an FCPA compliance programme can incur heavy costs or even imprisonment, but contrasting rules between the US and the EU make navigation of these laws complicated. Although the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has been on the books in roughly its current form for more than...view abstract

Law Firm: Mayer Brown | Published: 12 February 2009 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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The mark of a dominant industry maker

A decision by the European Court of Justice has ultimately altered the way well-known companies can challenge third-party use of similar trademarks to their own

Law Firm: Withers & Rogers | Published: 22 January 2009 | Practice Area: Patents

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