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Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Revolutionary Approach To The Rights Of The Disabled?

Few people may be aware that the UK government ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in June 2009, thereby committing all UK jurisdictions to ensuring that their legislation on Mental Health, Mental Capacity, Deprivation of Liberty and Disability Rights is fully compliant with the Convention. Where existing legislation is […]

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Employment Law Update – October 2014

There are various important employment law changes that will take effect this month commencing on 1 October 2014, which will include the following: • the annual increase in national minimum wage (NMW). The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 SI 2014/2485 ratifies the largest increase in take home pay for low paid workers […]

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Dressed To Impress

Dress codes are implemented in the workplace for a variety of reasons including corporate image and health and safety reasons. However employers must be wary when drafting their dress code to avoid any unlawful discrimination in the policy. In particular dress codes must apply to men and women equally and reasonable adjustments must be made for […]

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Rihanna Gets Shirty With Top Shop

We reported on a ‘passing off’ action brought by popstar Rihanna against retailer Top Shop last August – see our note here. The High Court found that Top Shop’s use of Rihanna’s image, taken by an independent photographer present at a video shoot for a single from her ”Talk that Talk” album, without her consent, amounted to passing off because […]

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Schemes Of Arrangement

There has been a recent vogue for overseas groups to seek a Scheme of Arrangement under English law by a court order in the High Court in London. To do this, the applicant company has to overcome some complex jurisdictional hurdles as well as establishing to the court’s satisfaction that the scheme is for the […]

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Undue Influence – Spotting The Signs

Many elderly people fall victim to being unduly influenced into changing their Wills. Rachel Jones, an associate in Druces LLP’s Contentious Probate team, recently ranked in Legal 500′s 2014 edition for contentious trusts and probate, has written an article in the September edition of the Caring Times on the tell tale signs of undue influence: Caring […]

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