(By an employment lawyer returning to work following maternity leave). I know my rights (of course I do), and I’ve done this before, but still the prospect of returning to work following a year of maternity leave filled me with apprehension.
Henry Maples from our Corporate team advised Cornish Fixings on their acquisition by the Independent Builders Merchant Group.
Changes to UK data protection laws have been speculated for some time following Brexit, so it was not surprising when it was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech that the UK government intends to introduce a Data Reform Bill (the “Bill”).
Brand owners are becoming more proactive in protecting their brands in the ever changing landscape of consumers, particularly in response to the Metaverse and NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
Local entrepreneurs, creatives, developers, and business experts joined forces this weekend (Fri 20 to Sun 22 May) at Cornwall’s first Techstars Start-up Weekend, hosted by Falmouth University’s Venture Studio, Launchpad.
The UK Food Information Amendment, also known as Natasha’s Law, came into effect on 1 October 2021.
Despite running into some 75 pages the judgment in Cowie v Vesuvius & Ors makes for interesting reading, especially as direct age discrimination cases tend to be few and far between. The use of words like “old fossil” has brought it to the attention of some national newspapers.
Age Discrimination. So held the Employment Tribunals in David Robson v Clarke’s Mechanical Limited. The Tribunal concluded that R had been subject to direct age discrimination due to R having to endure the nickname of “Half-Dead Dave.” The case was principally about unfair redundancy, however the Tribunal found that R’s age was the effective cause of his selection.
Since the UK’s departure from the EU, the Madrid Protocol has become a popular method of filing trade mark applications in foreign jurisdictions.
It has long been held that parent companies, as separate legal entities, can rarely be held liable for the actions of their subsidiaries. Arguments around the degree of supervision, direction and control required to trump limited liability have proved extremely difficult.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are on the rise, with sales of them hitting record-breaking numbers. So what are they and why are they so valuable?
Penryn-based copywriting agency Radix Communications is now owned by its employees, after setting up an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).