In a recent case, the High Court was asked to consider the business interruption losses resulting from a fire at the now-famous Sugar Hut club in Essex. The fire took place in 2009, not long before the venue took centre stage in popular TV programme 'The Only Way is Essex', as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 December 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable employment law cases of 2014, covering a range of subjects including holiday pay, the right to time off for dependants, and the importance of adequate redundancy procedures.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 December 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
A Blackpool hotel recently hit the headlines for 'fining' a couple £100 for posting a scathing review on TripAdvisor, in breach of a 'no bad review' clause in its terms and conditions. So can businesses include in their terms and conditions a 'gagging' clause? Shoosmiths investigates.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 01 December 2014 | Practice Area: Defamation
The dispute between Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Interflora has taken a new turn, with the Court of Appeal overturning the previous High Court ruling that M&S had infringed Interflora's trade mark rights in its name by purchasing and using it as a Google AdWord, as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 November 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The Richemont Group, owner of luxury brands including Cartier and Montblanc, has secured a landmark website blocking order against the five main retail internet service providers in the UK. Shoosmiths looks the conditions a trade mark holder must meet in order to secure a website blocking order.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 November 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
Earlier this year the European Court of Justice decided that holiday pay calculations should include commission, and this week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that holiday pay should also factor in non-guaranteed overtime. Shoosmiths sizes up the impact of this closely watched case.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 November 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
While the burden on online retailers to deliver goods to consumers within 30 days previously existed, the new contract regulations, implemented on 13 June 2014, reaffirms this requirement for online retailers. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the potential pitfalls for business.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 November 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The debate over tattoos in the workplace is raging on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant who was allegedly sent away on the first day of her new job. Conversely, the army has now relaxed their tattoo policy - Shoosmiths offers some practical tips for business.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 30 October 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
It has long been established that the costs of proceedings can be recovered by the winning side. However, what was uncertain was whether these costs could include the work of in-house lawyers. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at a case which has removed this uncertainty.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 October 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
Justice secretary Chris Grayling recently outlined proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling. In this briefing, Shoosmiths offers practical steps businesses can take to protect themselves or their employees from cyber-abuse or internet trolls.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and enforcement
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