A recent decision by two YouTube bloggers to cancel their portfolio of trade mark applications serves as an important reminder for businesses to always take into account the commercial considerations of their actions, as this Shoosmiths briefing explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 February 2016 | Practice Area: Copyright
The EU and the US have agreed on a new arrangement to replace the Safe Harbor data sharing framework, known as the 'EU-US Privacy Shield'. Is this really the solution which EU and US businesses have been waiting for? This Shoosmiths briefing looks at the issues.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 February 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy
As of 1 February, landlords of residential property in England have to carry out checks to ensure potential tenants have the right to rent property in the UK. This Shoosmiths briefing sets out the required documentation and provides a checklist for landlords.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 February 2016 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant
On 15 February, the new EU Online Dispute Resolution Platform will be available for use by consumers and traders, allowing online disputes to be settled without costly court proceedings. This briefing looks at how the platform will work, the potential benefits, and the risks for non-compliance.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 01 February 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Employers should be cautious after a recent decision was widely reported as a 'green light' to read employees' person communications at work; this is not the case, as this Shoosmiths briefing explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 29 January 2016 | Practice Area: Employment
A recent decision of the European Free Trade Association Court, that an 84-hour working week is lawful, certainly catches the eye. This briefing look at the case, which comes after a string of decisions on the European Working Time Directive in which employers have been found to be in breach.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 January 2016 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
The linking of fines to turnover is one of the most seismic changes to hit offenders in a generation. New Sentencing Council guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences take effect next month, and all companies should be prepared.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 January 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate manslaughter
In the first of a series of articles on gender pay gap reporting, Shoosmiths looks at what implications the new reporting obligations could have for public and private sector employers alike.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 22 January 2016 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
New regulations are set to introduce a requirement for UK companies and limited liability partnerships to disclose the identities of 'persons with significant control', and failure to comply can result in criminal offences and penalties. This briefing discusses the key issues to be aware of.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 January 2016 | Practice Area: Company Administration
A recent report on transgender equality from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee confirms that transgender people continue to suffer prejudice in and out of the workplace. This briefing looks at the report’s recommendations to tackle this problem and improve legislation.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 January 2016 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
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