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European pensions agenda: the top 10 issues across the continent

In this briefing, Eversheds sets out the top 10 issues on the European pensions agenda, covering subjects including the proposed new IORP Directive, Germany's decision to raise the retirement age for the state pension scheme, and why UK pension plans must prepare for new pension freedoms.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Is a domain name a property right?

Internet domain names are now so intrinsically linked to the operation of companies that they have the potential to be of substantial value to the registrant companies. It follows then that such a valuable asset should form ideal security for lenders. So is a domain name a property right?

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 February 2015 | Practice Area: Domain names

Dude... I’m innocent! The smoothie logo IP dispute

A recent decision concerning ownership of copyright serves as a stark reminder to businesses to ensure they consider and clearly capture ownership of intellectual property at the outset when commissioning works. The case concerned rights in the Innocent smoothies 'Dude' mark, as Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 February 2015 | Practice Area: Copyright

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Spring clean your pension scheme - a checklist to ensure compliance

There are so many changes in pensions legislation and regulatory guidance at the moment, it can be hard to keep up with all the issues and ensure that your scheme remains compliant with the latest developments. This checklist highlights the essential issues any scheme audit should address.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Top ten tips to ensure you are ready for the Public Contracts Regulations

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 will come into force on 26 February. In this briefing, Eversheds set out ten top tips to help clients prepare for the implementation of the new rules.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 February 2015 | Practice Area: Public Procurement

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HR and employment law in the balance: a snapshot of views on election policy promises

Even before the manifestos are published, the main political parties have made a number of HR related policy commitments. Eversheds recently canvassed opinion about these and other policies, finding strong support - and opposition to - some of the proposals. This briefing outlines the responses.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 12 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Serious Fraud Office on the offensive - client privilege at risk?

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director David Green QC has alleged that companies are impeding SFO investigations by using the privilege of communication with lawyers to their benefit. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the potential implications of this aggressive message to companies and lawyers.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 February 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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Surprise Advocate General opinion on UK collective redundancy law

An Advocate General of the EU Court has given his opinion on the correct interpretation of the Collective Redundancies Directive. The issue at stake is whether the 20-employee trigger for collective redundancy consultation applies per employer or per establishment, as Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 05 February 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation

With regard to disregard: gross negligence in construction contracts

The tort of gross negligence is not a concept that is recognised by English law, but it is a term that is often embedded into key clauses of a construction contract. This article considers the development of the tort of gross negligence in England and Wales and its use in other areas of English law.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 February 2015 | Practice Area: Negligence

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UK Consumer Rights Bill - how will it impact the transport sector?

The Government recently announced that the Consumer Rights Bill is intended to become law on 1 October this year. In this briefing, Eversheds sets out the three areas likely to impact the transport sector to the greatest extent, covering pre-contractual information, statutory remedies and fairness.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 28 January 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

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