The Civil Justice Council's Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group has produced a report which supports a movement towards online dispute resolution. But can such a system actually be delivered? This Shoosmiths briefing looks at the recommendations and assesses their prospects of success.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 February 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation
On 5 February, the Advocate General delivered his opinion in what has become known as the 'Woolworths' collective consultation case. While the judgment of the ECJ is still needed, this Shoosmiths briefing looks at what might be in store for employers as a result of the AG's opinion.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation
With an ageing population, the future is grey, and organisations need to adapt to a changing economic and social landscape. In this briefing, Shoosmiths considers the legal framework for employers to help them avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of an older workforce.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 February 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
2014 saw two competing trends - increased market optimism alongside increased regulation. This Shoosmiths article looks the key market trends in mid-market corporate finance, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 February 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing
According to NHS statistics, one in four adults in the UK are classed as obese. The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently confirmed that obesity can be a disability. In this briefing, Shoosmiths considers the practical implications of this decision for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 February 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
Business purchases present numerous traps for the unwary, particularly in terms of the employment liabilities which may be transferred. In this article, Shoosmiths considers the top 10 such liabilities a buyer may face when purchasing a business.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 February 2015 | Practice Area: Transfer of Undertakings
It has been a busy start to the year for the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) merger control teams, with the CMA identifying possible concerns arising from no less than four deals in January. In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the highlights from the month.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 February 2015 | Practice Area: Merger Control
The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down a ruling that may significantly affect owners of databases of information who wish to restrict how their data is used and those who make use of such databases. In this briefing, Shoosmiths reports on the implications of this judgment.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 January 2015 | Practice Area: Databases
In 2013, Rihanna took legal action against Topshop and its parent company for using an image of her on a T-shirt, and succeeded with her claim of passing-off. The Court of Appeal has now ruled that the High Court judge who decided the case was correct to side with Rihanna, as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 January 2015 | Practice Area: Passing Off
New regulations coming into force on 31 January will simplify the requirements relating to company and LLP names. The new legislation reduces the regulatory burden surrounding company names and provides more flexibility on the types of names which can be registered, as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 January 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration
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