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Top Trade Mark misconceptions >

Registering your organisation’s name as a trade mark allows you to stop someone else using the same or a similar name in a comparable field to yours. This can be a very powerful legal right, and one that can often be obtained easily and cheaply. However, many charities do not see it as a priority.

Posted on 25 Jul 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: health and safety >

Employers have common law and statutory duties relating to the health and safety of their employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors. In particular, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (“HSA”) provides that an employer must maintain a safe working environment, and provide information and training to employees on reducing the risks posed by any hazards. Lucy McLynn discusses aspects of health and safety law.

Posted on 20 Jul 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: working time and holidays >

Lucy McLynn discusses the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”), which provide some important rights for all workers in the UK (apart from the genuinely self-employed who are working on a business-client basis, and certain narrow categories of workers who are exempt from some provisions).

Posted on 13 Jul 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: Discrimination >

All workers including agency workers and former workers and also job applicants are protected from discrimination in, and in the context of, the “employment” (in this broad sense) on grounds of "protected characteristics". Lucy McLynn outlines the principle forms of discrimination.

Posted on 06 Jul 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

The Immigration Act 2016 >

On 12 May 2016, the Immigration Bill 2015 received Royal Assent and it has now become known as the Immigration Act 2016 (“the Act”). There will now be a phased introduction of the relevant sections into operating UK law.

Posted on 27 Jun 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Charity client focus: Syria Relief >

In our latest Charity and Social Enterprise Update, the client focus is on Syria Relief, a charity providing support and care to Syrian refugees and those internally displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict.

Posted on 22 Jun 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: Whistleblowing >

Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, workers who make a disclosure about unlawful activity are protected from detriment and termination of their employment because of making that disclosure. Lucy McLynn outlines the types of whistleblowing and legal protections for whistleblowers.

Posted on 22 Jun 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: Family friendly leave >

There are various types of ‘family friendly’ leave, of which maternity and paternity are the most common. Family friendly leave is governed by prescriptive rules regarding who is entitled to take such leave, and Anna Worthington outlines when and how it may be taken and how it should be paid.

Posted on 15 Jun 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >