Monthly Archives: August 2013

Collective consultation – A significant change in the law

Earlier this year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) decided on a case, which is likely to have far reaching consequences for employers seeking to make multiple employees redundant over several different offices. The Case The case in question (one of … Continue reading

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The Sweet Success

Celebrity endorsement can reap huge rewards for a brand. But I wonder how many celebrities have considered changing their name to match that of the goods or services they are promoting. As if the brand name wasn’t close enough already, … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal rules on Tenancy Deposit

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The Housing Act 2004 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011 ) came into effect in April 2007. The Act requires a tenant’s deposit to be protected in an approved tenancy deposit scheme within 14 days of being received by the … Continue reading

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The strength of the mighty?

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When a wealthy and powerful firm takes offence at the use of a trade mark small firms are placed in a tricky situation. Do they stand firm or, in fear of being sued, do they back down? In a recent … Continue reading

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It’s not what you sign but the way that you sign it

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In commercial dealings getting the names right can be critical and particularly in the case of when you are dealing with a company.  In the recent case of Hamid v Francis Bradshaw Partnership the Court of Appeal had to decide … Continue reading

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Blacks sponsor Bingley Music Live 2013

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We are very excited to announce that we are sponsoring this year’s Bingley Music Live festival.  Now in its seventh year, Bingley Music Live will be held at Myrtle Park in Bingley, West Yorkshire between 30th August and 1st September. … Continue reading

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HMRC Commissioners v Whiteley – Reasonable adjustments in circumstances where the employee’s disability interacts with other ailments

I was involved with a case earlier this year (HMRC Commissioners v Whiteley) which involved the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) considering what approach should be taken by employers in making adjustments for employees that suffer from conditions which have a close … Continue reading

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