Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: June Teaser

This month’s IP and IT Briefing focuses on two important trade mark judgments: the UK Supreme Court’s ruling in Cartier International AG and others v British Telecommunications Plc and another [2018] UKSC 28 and the EU Court of Justice decision in Christian Louboutin and Christian Louboutin SAS v Van Haren Schoenen BV  C-163/16, ECLI:EU:C:2018:423. The Cartier. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (11 June – 25 June)

Feature of the Fortnight According to the Professional Adviser, 12,000 people have now signed a petition to reverse the government’s plans to raise the state pension retirement age (SPA) to 68 between 2037 and 2039. These dates are seven years ahead of what the government had initially proposed, and will affect numerous employees when it. Read more

IP & IT Law (11 June – 25 June)

IP & IT Law (11 June – 25 June)

IP & IT News YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote The Guardian – 20 June YouTube has lost a ‘crucial’ vote in Brussels, and new copyright laws will now lead to the music channel having to pay billions of dollars in licence fees to allow users to watch music videos. In. Read more

Immigration Law (4 June – 18 June)

Immigration Law (4 June – 18 June)

Immigration News Immigration rules ‘to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff’ The Independent – 14 June Sajid Javid, the newly appointed Home Secretary is expected to announce the removal of the cap on skilled workers to allow overseas medics coming to work in the UK. Currently the government only give out 20,700. Read more

Family Law (4 June – 18 June)

Family Law (4 June – 18 June)

Family News Early years cuts ‘pushing more children into care’ in England The Guardian – 12 June Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has warned that cuts to ‘early years and youth services’ will lead to more children slipping through the net. Preventative services, such as Sure Start, have received cuts of up to. Read more

Transparency and Family Court documents

Transparency and Family Court documents

Sir James Munby P: ‘transparency’ and the family courts A history of Sir James Munby’s judicial career can be written from his judgments on ‘transparency’ in the family courts. To this can now be added Re G (A Child: transparency in the family courts) [2018] EWHC 1301 (Fam) (18 May 2018), which deals with the. Read more

Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference: Morning Review

Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference: Morning Review

The inaugural Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference brought together a world-class panel of speakers to explore some of the major challenges and issues within family justice. I attended as a PhD student from the University of Warwick, currently nearing the end of my studies. In addition to providing a much-appreciated break from the at times. Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: May Teaser

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: May Teaser

Appeals: time for appeal and clarification of judge’s reasons What can a prospective appellant do if he or she has a judgment which needs clarification by the judge before a notice of appeal can be filed? Meanwhile the party knows that time is running in the Court of Appeal for an appeal notice to be. Read more

Arbitration (7 May – 11 June)

Arbitration (7 May – 11 June)

Arbitration News English Court of Appeal considers disclosure of arbitral appointments in related or overlapping references Herbert Smith Freehills – 6 June Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the case of Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 817. The English Court of Appeal had to decide whether an arbitrator could ‘accept multiple appointments. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (28 May – 11 June)

Employment and Pensions Law (28 May – 11 June)

Employment News New bill could force large companies to divulge parental leave policies People Management – 7 June A private members’ bill has been presented in parliament, which would require businesses with over 250 members of staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies. Current figures suggest that every year 54,000 women in Britain. Read more

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