Month: March 2012

Employment Law | Beware of Employment Law Changes

One of the most significant changes to the UK employment law is set to come into force in three weeks time; as this latest blog from Mackrell Turner Garrett explains.

Data Protection | Data Protection Penalties Reduced

It has been reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office has reduced fines for businesses who have breached data protection law; as our latest blog explains.

Intellectual Property | High Court Quashes Pub Landlady Conviction Over Copyrights Infringement

A copyright infringement case against a pub landlady has been overturned after the High Court ruled she had previously been wrongly found guilty, as our blog explains.

Immigration Law | British Council Accused of Undermining Immigration Policy

A British quango which is meant to promote the UK overseas has been accused of attempting to undermine the government’s policy on immigration, as our blog explains.

Mediation | Judge Calls for Campaign to Teach Benefits of Mediation

Lord Justice Jackson, has called for a “serious campaign” to teach lawyers and judges the benefits of mediation to settle disputes; as our blog explains.

Intellectual Property | Apple Told They Cannot Pursue Patent Suit

A US bankruptcy judge yesterday ruled that Apple cannot continue to pursue ongoing patent infringement litigation against Kodak; as our latest blog explains.

Data Protection | European Commission Criticised for Data Protection Overhaul

The European Commission has come under fire from the European data protection supervisor, for its data protection overhaul; as our blog explains.

Immigration Law | Immigration Work Could Be Made Reserved Legal Activity

Following a discussion paper issued last week, the Legal Services Board is considering making immigration advice and services, reserved legal activity – as we explain.

Intellectual Property | UK ISPs Lose Copyright Appeal

Two of the UK’s biggest internet providers have lost an appeal over controversial measures to tackle copyright infringement online; as our blog explains.

Defamation | UK Court Rejects Google Defamation Case

The High Court has thrown out libel action being brought against Google, on the grounds there was no jurisdiction to try the claim, as our latest blog explains.