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New guidelines on rail passengers' rights: the key details

This July, the European Commission published new guidelines on rail passengers' rights and obligations. The guidelines have been published in an attempt to counteract a perceived lack of enforcement of regulations across the EU - this Eversheds briefing explains the key details.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 24 August 2015 | Practice Area: Transport

What effect will the Trade Union Bill have on unions and employers?.

With the Trade Union Bill having gone through its first reading in the House of Commons, Martin Warren, partner and practice group head of the human resources group at Eversheds, looks at the effects this new legislation will have on both unions and employers.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 August 2015 | Practice Area: Employment

Don't rely on statements in correspondence: CoA ruling on incorporation of contract terms

The importance of clearly setting out the requirements of each party in a formal contract has been emphasised by a recent Court of Appeal case. This Eversheds briefing looks at Carbon Smart v Prevista, which demonstrates the value of not relying on statements made in correspondence.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 August 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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Legal advice privilege in Hong Kong: key ruling for in-house lawyers

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has released its judgment in Citic Pacific v Secretary for Justice and Commissioner of Police, overturning the restrictive approach to legal advice privilege taken by the Court of First Instance - a decision which will come as a welcome relief to many in-house lawyers.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 06 August 2015 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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Large businesses caught by modern slavery disclosure duty: Government confirms next steps

A new duty on businesses to publicly report steps they have taken to ensure their operations are trafficking and slavery free will be implemented this October. It would be unwise for larger businesses operating in vulnerable sectors to ignore the Modern Slavery Act, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 30 July 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

European Commission charges MasterCard over competition law infringements

The European Commission has formally charged MasterCard with alleged infringements of EU competition law, on the back of a wider series of investigations and measures concerning interchange fees over the past decade or so, as Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 23 July 2015 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law

Mandatory gender pay transparency: what employers need to do now

The Government has committed to introducing new regulations requiring larger employers in the private and voluntary sectors to publish details of their gender pay gap - the difference in pay between male and female employees. This Eversheds briefing looks at what employers should be doing now.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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Asset management and the Summer Budget: the key implications

The Summer Budget contained a surprisingly large number of measures of relevance to the UK asset management industry. The Budget continues the government’s well regarded investment management strategy, despite it not having been mentioned explicitly. This briefing sets out the key points.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 July 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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A good budget for UK plc: reaction to the Chancellor's Summer Budget 2015

This briefing looks what has been seen by many as a good budget for UK plc, with corporation tax to be reduced to 18% by 2020, and the rates of VAT, income tax and national insurance remaining unchanged. Subjects covered include anti-avoidance, buy-to-let landlords and the National Living Wage.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 09 July 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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High Court ruling on spouse's Barclays account frozen under EU Syria sanctions

On 19 June, the High Court handed down its judgment in Elaine Hmicho v Barclays Bank. The application was made by Mrs Hmicho in relation to Barclays’ decision to freeze her accounts following her husband’s designation under the EU sanctions against Syria. Eversheds looks at the details of this case...view abstract

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 06 July 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

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