Monthly Archives: July 2015

Twagiarism; Jokes hidden on Twitter

“BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is hiding tweets reported stolen. And it’s referring to the author as a ‘copyright holder’” The tweet was made on Saturday 25 July 2015 by @PlagiarismBad in reference to copyright infringement over Twitter. @PlagiarismBad detected five lifted … Continue reading

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Where there is a Will…there is a Family Member

The Court of Appeal made a landmark ruling yesterday in relation to a claim against a Will made by a daughter of the deceased. The case involved a Will of Malita Jackson who had died in 2004 leaving her estate … Continue reading

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Fight For Your Rights Part II

From 1 October 2015, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 replaces a number of existing laws relating to the supply of goods, services and digital content for contracts made from that date. Here are three key changes: (1) A more … Continue reading

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Police State; London Helicopter Police’s Turbulent Tweet

Scotland Yard has defended a picture tweeted by a police helicopter team which appears to show comedian Michael McIntyre standing in a London street. The ground operations director for the NPAS, Superintendent Richard Watson, said: “We are aware of the … Continue reading

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Holiday Pay – It looks like voluntary overtime will make the cut

Background As previously covered in my blog on 4 November 2014, recent case law now stipulates that regular non-guaranteed overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations. In these cases, such as Bear Scotland Ltd and others v Fulton and others, … Continue reading

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Fight For Your Rights

From 1 October 2015, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 replaces a number of existing laws; consolidating eight pieces of separate legislation into a single piece of new legislation. The Act will change the rules relating to the supply of … Continue reading

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House PRIDE?

You cannot fail to have noticed the LGBT movement in recent weeks. The Pride March in London, the major US Supreme Court decision to give same-sex couples the nationwide right to marry and social media sites, like Facebook, awash with … Continue reading

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