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Paralegal wins employment tribunal claim for £14,000 bonus from personal injury firm

A paralegal employed by a personal injury firm under an oral contract was entitled to a bonus payment worth almost £14,000, an employment tribunal has ruled.

October 9, 2017
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Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a private event on the basis of her gender. Stephen Simpson rounds up recent first-instance tribunal judgments.

October 9, 2017
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Lawyers? Small businesses still prefer advice from accountants

Lawyers are still failing to persuade the small business community they are anything but a risk, the Conservative Party conference has heard.

October 4, 2017
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Price transparency proposals ‘encouraging’ says super regulator

Regulators’ action plans for legal practitioners to publish prices up-front provide a ‘sufficient starting point’ to meeting demands for pricing transparency in legal services, the super regulator said today.

October 3, 2017
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Hugh Hefner’s little-known lesson for HR

Hugh Hefner, who died at the age of 91 on Wednesday, lived a life that made media headlines – in two ways. He was the proprietor of Playboy Magazine and his lifestyle attracted the gaze of red-carpet reporters as well hacks who thought something else was up.

October 2, 2017
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Addison Lee wrongly classed drivers as self-employed, tribunal rules

Verdict in test case brought by three drivers against minicab firm could lead to wave of claims for unpaid wages and holiday pay. Drivers for London-based minicab company Addison Lee could be owed wages and holiday pay after an employment tribunal test case found that some had been wrongly classed as self-employed.

October 2, 2017
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GDPR – ICO Launches Helpline for Small Businesses

The clock is ticking fast regarding compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be fully enforced from 25 May 2018, with severe penalties for non-compliance.

October 1, 2017
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Clothing Company Wins Right to Trade Mark Internet Blogger’s Pseudonym

Online bloggers can build up phenomenal followings that can be monetized through advertising and endorsements. In a guideline decision, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has considered the extent to which their names, or very often the pseudonyms under which they operate, can be protected by trade marks.

September 28, 2017
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Dormant Trade Marks – Use Them Or Lose Them!

Trade marks that are not put to good use merely clog up the register and have been likened to abandoned vessels in the shipping lanes of commerce. In one case on point, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) stripped a classic car company of a valuable mark that it had not used for years.

September 27, 2017
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It’s Good To Be Trusting – But Important Agreements Should Be In Writing!

It is good to be trusting, particularly of loved ones, but, where a great deal is at stake, it really does make sense to get agreements in writing. In one case, a woman’s claim that her ex-partner promised to give her half his property business failed due to a lack of documentary evidence that any such conversation took place.

September 27, 2017
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