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Age discrimination: focus on decision-maker only

The Court of Appeal has given guidance on how employment tribunals should approach the question of causation in discrimination cases. This Shoosmiths briefing looks at the recent Court of Appeal case of CLFIS (UK) Ltd v Dr Mary Reynolds.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 May 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

Maternity leave for gay dads? A groundbreaking South African case

In this briefing, Eversheds reports on a groundbreaking recent employment dispute in South Africa that confirmed that it is discriminatory to refuse maternity leave to gay men who become parents through surrogacy.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 May 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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Significant changes to UK company law confirmed: key points to consider now

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, which materially reforms UK company law, is set to be fully in force by April 2016. This briefing looks at the key changes to consider now, including the new register of "persons with significant control", and the abolition of bearer shares.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 25 May 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Relocation, relocation, relocation? Key issues when considering a business move to Guernsey

In this briefing, Carey Olsen tackles some common queries posed by prospective licensees about having a physical presence and operating their business from within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, of which Alderney is a part.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 22 May 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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An A-Z glossary of legal technology terms

Do you know your GIFs from your TIFFs? Your metadata from your residual data? To ensure you are up to date with modern IT jargon, this Kroll Ontrack glossary offers a useful A-Z guide to legal technology terminology, with a focus on terms relevant to electronic discovery.

Law Firm: Kroll | Published: 21 May 2015 | Practice Area: Systems

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When document execution goes wrong: how to rectify common mishaps

As we all know, things can and often do go 'wrong' in the execution of documents. In many cases, this may not be fatal to the document as a contract - this briefing provides a handy guide for some (but not all) of the common mishaps that you may encounter.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 21 May 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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UK pensions: 10 recommendations for the new Government

After a period of much change which has seen the introduction of auto-enrolment, the advent of the new pension freedoms and the imminent reform of the state pension, this report calls for the new Government to rebuild the consensus around the long-term aims and objectives of the UK pensions system.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 May 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Diverted profits tax: counterbalancing the UK's 'open for business' agenda?

The UK's introduction of the diverted profits tax has dismayed tax practitioners and their multinational clients. After a decade of reforms positive for global business, has the DPT created a cloud of uncertainty? This article looks at the legislation and its impact on the UK business environment.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 May 2015 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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A guide to the legislation to expect from the new Government

This month’s surprise election result means that we now have a Conservative Government with a slim majority of just 12 seats. This briefing analyses what this will mean for business in the light of the Conservative manifesto, and the legislation we can expect to see in each practice area.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 20 May 2015 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Mark v Marc: Adidas accuses Marc Jacobs of trade mark infringement

Adidas recently filed a claim in the US against Marc Jacobs for allegedly infringing its iconic three-stripe trade mark, in a case which highlights the importance of avoiding the use of pre-existing marks in order to prevent your business from becoming involved in costly trade mark litigation.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 May 2015 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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