Bloomsbury IP & IT Briefing: November Teaser

Nine months after hearing oral argument in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) & Anor (rev 1) [2018] UKSC 56, the UK Supreme Court issued its judgment on 14 November. The judgment comprises opinions by four of the five judges, addressing the four issues on appeal: (1) construction of claim 3 of. Read more

Appeals in family proceedings: the rules diverge

Work out which court: spot the differences in procedure… Rule-makers often make things needlessly difficult for parties to family proceedings. Appeals from decisions in family courts, the different appellate courts involved and the divergent procedures for getting there are an example. First, would be appellants in family cases have the worry of working out which. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (12 November – 26 November)

Employment News Woman, 88, sues NHS for age discrimination after losing job as secretary Sky News – 25 November Eileen Jolly, an 88-year-old woman who worked as an NHS secretary at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, is suing the NHS for age discrimination after she was dismissed for not using one of the computer. Read more

IP & IT Law (12 November – 26 November)

IP & IT News Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine BBC News – 21 November Facebook has appealed the £500,000 fine they received following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The social network claims that UK users’ data was not shared inappropriately and the fine was unreasonable. Initial reports suggested that 1.1 million UK-based users had. Read more

Arbitration (22 October – 19 November)

Arbitration News Tech companies like Google are giving workers the right to take sexual harassment claims to court — but employees are calling for more Recode – 19 November Following a walk out at Google, a number of major tech companies have announced an end to forced arbitration for sexual harassment cases, including Google, eBay. Read more

ALC Conference 2018: “Crisis; What Crisis?” Key Note Address

It is always a pleasure to attend an ALC Conference. The ALC is, for me, a gathering of professional friends and colleagues, and to walk into this room feels very much like ‘coming home’. I recall addressing what was, I believe, the 2nd ALC Conference in September 1991 at Keele University less than a month. Read more

The rise of culture and conduct risk as drivers for personal liability

The importance of culture in financial services has been widely acknowledged in recent years following recognition across the industry that the financial crisis was as much a conduct crisis as it was a prudential one. Ever since the crisis, the role of culture has continued to be a critical feature in the findings published by. Read more

Immigration Law (5 November – 19 November)

Immigration News Briefing: Appendix EU, the rules on settled status for EU citizens Free Movement – 15 November Free Movement publish a draft report from the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) which consists of ‘commentary by experienced immigration practitioners on the EU Settlement Scheme.’ The Draft Withdrawal Agreement and Appendix EU Immigration Rules are among. Read more

Family Law (5 November – 19 November)

Family News Private Members’ Bill aims to improve Child Maintenance Service Marilyn Stowe Blog – 15 November A private member’s bill, Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) Bill 2017-19 has had its first reading in the House of Commons. The proposed bill aims to improve child maintenance service by targeting ‘non-resident parents (‘NRP’s) who seek. Read more

Do automated agreements and licences need to be reviewed by qualified lawyers?

Assessing the whole relationship The government’s problems with Carillion would not have arisen if there had been someone involved in the procurement process and subsequent agreements who had had the authority to question every detail of the relationship with the company. The software systems used in such circumstances tend to favour the large corporations who. Read more

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