Post on 6 Oct 2017
Organisations with standard terms and conditions or other template commercial agreements that are issued time and time again should consider the impact that Brexit could have on their supply chain. A review of such paperwork may allow drafting amendments to be made which could help to mitigate the...
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Payment practices | Corporate law | Manufacturing law
Post on 7 Jun 2017
With effect from April 2017, there will be a mandatory duty on the UK's largest companies and LLPs to report on a half-yearly basis from (depending on financial year dates) October 2017 on their payment practices, policies, including the average time taken to pay supplier invoices.  As part of a...
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New gender pay reporting regulations | Employment Law | Gender pay gap
Post on 5 Jun 2017
Organisations with 250+ employees (where 'employees' includes both casual and other workers/consultants providing personal service) are required to compute detailed gender pay comparison calculations, as at 5 April 2017, and later publicise their gender pay gap stats. This may have been considered...
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Manufacturing Law | Amazon | MFN Clause
Post on 2 Jun 2017
11 June 2015 Let us rewind the clock two years – to June 2015; when The European Commission (EC) announced its decision to initiate an antitrust investigation in relation to Amazon's business practices. In particular, the EC intended to scrutinise the e-commerce giant's use of 'Most Favoured Nation...
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UK EU Brexit | Manufacturing
Post on 16 Feb 2016
Much recent press has centred on David Cameron's renegotiation of the UK's EU membership. This comes ahead of the "in-out" referendum, which is to take place by the end of 2017. The Prime Minister claims that he will campaign for the UK to remain in the EU if he secures the reforms he wants....
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National Living Wage | Manufacturing
Post on 29 Jan 2016
In his July 2015 budget, Mr Osborne announced that with effect from April 2016, a premium will be added on to the 'National Minimum Wage' (NMW) for all workers aged 25 and over. This premium termed the 'National living Wage' (NLW), will give an effective pay rise of 50 pence per hour to every UK...
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Kit Kat trademark | Intellectual Property | Trademark dispute
Post on 27 Jan 2016
Further to our update on the ECJ preliminary ruling on the ongoing dispute between rivals Nestlé and Cadbury back in September 2015, the High Court has dismissed Nestlé's attempt to register a trade mark for its 3D chocolate bar.  Arnold J, noting that the ECJ had not answered his question directly...
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Corporate Manslaughter | Health & Safety
Post on 19 Jan 2016
UPDATE: From 1 February 2016 a new Definitive Guideline of the Sentencing Council on Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences will come into effect. English Health and Safety legislation applies to corporate entities operating in England and Wales and...
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Post on 21 Dec 2015
A team from Michelmores has advised the shareholders of Aero Stanrew on its £42m sale to TT Electronics plc – a UK stock market listed global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications. Headquartered in Barnstaple, Aero Stanrew designs and manufactures ruggedized...
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Trunki battle Supreme Court
Post on 1 Dec 2015
Magmatic Limited ("Magmatic") and PMS International Ltd ("PMS") have now presented their cases to the judges of the Supreme Court.  Back in February, Bristol-based Magmatic (creator of the 'Trunki' children's suitcase) was given permission to appeal to the Supreme Court (see previous update).  This...
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