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Online Gambling: A Jurisdictional Nightmare

Companies operating online bookmakers and casinos have been able to dodge their tax bills, and avoid UK regulation, by relocating abroad, in particular to the Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Gibraltar. However, this is all about to change, with incoming game-changing licensing and tax regulations.

12:00, 21st August 2014
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Employment Tribunal Fees: the Fight for Justice

The recent changes made to fees payable for Employment Tribunals has resulted in a significant decrease in the amount of claims being made by employees. Sophie Cole-Hamilton presents what changes were implemented and discusses the mounting legal challenges that are fighting for employees' justice.

12:00, 14th August 2014
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The Validity of E-signatures

Globalisation has had a huge impact upon the way businesses function. One notable impact has been the increased use of confirming transactions by way of contracts that are signed electronically. E-signatures are recognised internationally, yet, as Maxi Kussatz discusses, not homogeneously.

12:00, 12th August 2014
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Is it Possible to Trademark a Colour?

Louboutin's red soles and Cadbury's purple wrappers: two iconic colours which make the respective companies' products immediately recognisable. Is it possible that a company can trademark such colours? Maxi Kussatz explores UK, EU and US case law to discuss the challenges of trademarking a colour.

12:00, 11th July 2014
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Associative Discrimination: Equal Treatment?

Should measures preventing discrimination be extended to protect those who are associated with a disabled person? Guest author, Hannah Larsen discusses recent judgments from the Court of Justice of the European Union and the UK's Court of Appeal to determine the UK's position to this question.

12:00, 4th July 2014
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UK Counts Itself Out of European Account Preservation Order

The European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) has received backing from the European Parliament and looks set to take legal effect this month. The Order will prevent companies diverting funds to secure them from creditors. Edmund Day discusses the Order and why the UK has decided to opt-out.

11:57, 3rd July 2014
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Employment Law and Religious Rights - Striking a Balance

Employers can be placed in the difficult position of balancing the working needs of a business with he religious beliefs of their employers. Georgia Mitchell analyses a decision of the Court of Appeal which concerned an employee's supposed right, based on religious beliefs, not to work on Sundays.

09:26, 21st June 2014
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Property Guardians - PG Agreements Down to a Tee

Property Guardian agreements provide a solution to preventing empty properties being subject to burglary and squatting. Questions have arisen as to whether a Property Guardian is to be classified as a tenant or a licencee. Thomas Horton analsyes their legal structure to provide an answer.

11:02, 20th June 2014
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Tackling Fraud and Corruption in the European Union

A proposed Directive from the European Union seeks to clamp down on the problem of fraud within the European Union and deal with any dishonest conduct of parties tendering for EU project contracts. Ryan Turner analyses how a harmonised understanding and prevention of fraud will benefit the EU.

11:00, 14th June 2014
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Extending the DIFC’s Jurisdiction: a Blessing or Failure?

The creation of the Dubai International Financial Centre represents the United Arab Emirates' attempt to be amongst the elite commercial environments, such as England and Singapore. Maxi Kussatz explores the creation of the DIFC and its Courts' jurisdiction used to settle commercial disputes.

11:32, 8th June 2014
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Gruelling roaming charges: a thing of the past?

On April 3rd 2014 the European Parliament voted in favour of abolishing roaming charges incurred by mobile phone usage abroad by Christmas 2015. The ultimate aim of such a move is to create a single telecoms market. Jessica Johnson analyses how this decision removes a huge barrier within the EU.

12:00, 20th May 2014
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Is There Really a ‘Right’ to be Forgotten?

Has a decision from the European Court of Justice this week created a 'right' to be forgotten? By analysing the decision of the ECJ who held that Google should remove listings from their search engines, Chris Bridges explores whether a right to be forgotten is simply a construct of existing law.

12:00, 17th May 2014
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How does the Government propose to increase transparency and trust in UK Business?

In July 2013, Secretary of State for business, innovation and skills, Vince Cable MP published a ‘Transparency and Trust’ discussion paper. Thomas Horton analyses the recent Government Response to this discussion paper and the robust proposals to make the UK the leading business environment.

12:30, 15th May 2014
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Complex Criminal Cases – what next?

In the wake of R v Crawley, there is serious uncertainty surrounding very high cost cases. This could not have come at a worse time, with criminal proceedings just launching for the extremely high profile and complex LIBOR Scandal. Thomas Horton looks at the issues involved and the future for VHCCs.

12:08, 6th May 2014
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