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Employment tips for employers and employees affected by the snow

30.11.10

Extreme weather conditions have had a massive impact on businesses with some employees being snowed in completely and others arriving several hours late, having struggled to get into work. With…

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Employment tips for employers and employees affected by the snow

Worker scarred for life after being engulfed by fireball

30.11.10

A welder suffered serious burns from a dust explosion at a chemicals plant in Cumbria. David Lightfoot, 58, was working as a sub-contractor at Indorama Polymers (Workington) Ltd’s facility in…

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Worker scarred for life after being engulfed by fireball

Information Commissioner serves the first penalty notices for serious data protection breach

26.11.10

The Information Commissioner has served two organisations with monetary penalty notices for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. The first penalty, of £100,000, was issued to Hertfordshire County Council…

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Information Commissioner serves the first penalty notices for serious data protection breach

Solicitors innocently caught up in mortgage fraud liable for whole loss

25.11.10

Written by Neil Rose, legal journalist for the Guardian and editor of LegalFutures.co.uk Solicitors innocently caught up in frauds on mortgage lenders can find themselves liable for the whole loss if…

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Solicitors innocently caught up in mortgage fraud liable for whole loss

Pupil left with “catastrophic” brain damage set to receive pay-out

25.11.10

A council has been held responsible for an accident which left a 10-year-old pupil with “catastrophic” brain damage. Thomas Brown, now 18, attended Ladywell School in Motherwell when he fell…

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Pupil left with “catastrophic” brain damage set to receive pay-out

From folklore to IP infringement, Kenya’s creative sector is stepping up

24.11.10

During a recent visit to Kenya at the behest of The British Council, I spoke with representatives of businesses in the creative sector. They operate in an uncertain legal context:…

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From folklore to IP infringement, Kenya’s creative sector is stepping up

Too embarrassed to make an injury claim?

24.11.10

As featured in The Independent 23rd November Many of us have at some time or another suffered an injury through no fault of our own. But whilst it may have…

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Too embarrassed to make an injury claim?

Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) publishes Royal wedding warning

22.11.10

CAP has published a short guide on how the CAP Code controls advertisements referring to Prince William’s recently announced wedding. It highlights the more general rules, such as there should…

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Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) publishes Royal wedding warning

Former Chelsea Assistant Manager seeks legal advice

20.11.10

Ray Wilkins has confirmed he is seeking legal advice following his departure from Chelsea and has branded his dismissal as ‘unfair’. Chelsea opted not to renew Wilkins’ contract as assistant…

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Former Chelsea Assistant Manager seeks legal advice

Change of scenery for leading IP lawyer

17.11.10

By day, he’s a leading intellectual property and media solicitor and by night, he’s a musical theatre producer. Step forward, Keith Arrowsmith. Founded in 2008, music theatre company Mr Bugg…

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Change of scenery for leading IP lawyer

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