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Have food waste laws passed their use-by date?

Food poverty has had a particularly damaging effect on society’s most vulnerable. 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away by British households each year. Current laws are contributing to such excessive food waste and prevent help being given to those subject to food poverty.

12:00, 27th January 2015
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Equal Pay Disaster

Recent figures have shown that men are paid, on average, 19.1% more than women. 19,000 ASDA employees are currently bringing a claim against their employer, demanding equal pay. The outcome of these claims, in addition to government support, can significantly reduce or eradicate this pay difference.

12:00, 22nd January 2015
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Corruption in FIFA

Michael Garcia, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, resigned in December 2014 following the dissemination of his 430-page report into the practices used for the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Will we ever know the true dealings of Sepp Blatter's FIFA?

12:00, 20th January 2015
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The European War on Google: The Android (Part I)

Whilst Google Inc. is loved by many, it has developed quite the rap sheet as far as the EU is concerned. The EU continues to attack their search engine, but now has an additional target: the Android operating system and its alleged competition law infringements. Are these allegations really fair?

12:12, 7th January 2015
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Preventing Pension Dumping

There has been concern over the regulation of pension schemes in the UK. The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) was established under the Pensions Act 2004 to provide greater security to beneficiaries of companies' pension schemes. In addition to recent judicial developments, progress is being made.

12:00, 16th December 2014
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Juncker’s Commission: Time To Review Competition Law Enforcement?

The election of the European Commission is a particularly important event because of its impact upon setting the EU’s policy direction of the EU, and this is particularly noticeable and important for competition law, which looks to be enforced robustly over this commission's term in power.

12:00, 9th December 2014
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The Key Issues Surrounding International Commercial Arbitration

International Commercial Arbitration is a process of resolving disputes arising out of international commercial contracts, as an alternative to settling in court. This flexible method of dispute resolution is effective in saving costs and time for all parties involved; a wise business choice.

12:00, 1st December 2014
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Overtime to be Considered for Holiday Pay

At the beginning of November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down an eagerly anticipated judgment in respect of whether employers should take into account their employees' overtime when calculating holiday pay. In a landmark decision, HHJ Langstaff held that employers should do so.

12:00, 19th November 2014
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A Glimpse at the New Draft UAE Commercial Companies Law

The new draft UAE Commercial Companies Law demonstrates an attempt by the UAE to continue its progress towards being an international leader in commercial activity. With a resilient financial climate and now impending favourable commercial law changes, the UAE's position is solidifying.

12:00, 12th November 2014
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Francis v Phillips - A Victory for Common-sense?

The Court of Appeal recently handed down their welcomed judgment in the case of Francis v Phillips. The previous decisions of this litigation episode had caused a significant headache for landlords, leaving them with an unnecessary burden when completing trivial works on their tenants' properties.

12:00, 6th November 2014
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The EU Data Protection Regulation and UK Business

In 2012, the European Commission proposed major reforms to the protection of personal data by publishing a draft Data Protection Regulation. This draft Regulation is unlikely to come into effect for at least three years, yet data collectors face a dramatic increase in their responsibilities.

12:00, 4th November 2014
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Protecting the Green Belt from Urban Sprawl

The green belt protects surrounding areas from encroaching developments of cities, yet the urgent need for increased building of homes is putting the green belt under threat. Several housing developments appearing in London are demonstrating how the green belt can be protected from urban sprawl.

12:00, 28th October 2014
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Facebook Consumes WhatsApp

Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp represents one of the biggest acquisitions ever seen at a staggering cost of $19 billion. During the process of the deal, the European Commission carefully decided that the two companies were not close competitors in order to approve the acquisition.

11:00, 16th October 2014
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The Emergence of ODR

Under Civil Procedure Rules, Alternative Dispute Resolution has become an obligatory consideration before the commencement of legal proceedings. Technological advances have allowed for Online Dispute Resolution, making this useful means of dispute resolution more accessible and effective.

11:00, 13th October 2014
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