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German Trademark Law Modernisation Act

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:57
Germany's Trademark Law Modernisation Act came into force on 14 January 2019. It updated not only what types of trade marks can be registered in the country but also introduced other changes that impact trade mark owners, licensees and alleged infringers.

Irish regulator provides Brexit reassurances to financial firms

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:35
Irish firms that delegate portfolio management to the UK "can have sufficient confidence" that they will continue to be able to do so once the UK leaves the EU, a senior regulator has said.

Bar Council to open membership to chambers

Law Gazette News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:34

New offering will allow clerks and managers to benefit from representative body’s training and events. 

Extended UK settlement pilot scheme begins on Monday

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:02
Individuals from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland wishing to remain in the UK after Brexit will not be permitted to apply for settled status until the scheme is fully operational in March, the government has confirmed.

No plans to extend UK gender pay gap reporting requirements

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:56
The UK government does not intend to make any major changes to the gender pay gap (GPG) reporting requirements ahead of the 2019 reporting deadline, it has confirmed.

Tribunal: funded cyclist was not 'employee' of sports bodies

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:52
Track cyclist Jess Varnish was neither an employee of, nor a 'worker' at, British Cycling or UK Sport, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Alph Capital (clone)

FCA - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:55
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Legal aid fraudster is disbarred

Law Gazette News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:42

Unregistered barrister Neil Frew worked at Bradford firm Chambers Solicitors.

Struck off legal aid fraudster is disbarred

Law Gazette News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:42

Unregistered barrister Neil Frew worked at Bradford firm Chambers Solicitors.

Fairness of variation terms in UK financial services consumer contracts

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:18
While there may be a legitimate need to include unilateral variation terms in financial services consumer contracts, care must be taken when drafting and reviewing these terms to ensure that they are fair and transparent.

Generics closer to gaining new EU manufacturing waiver

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:05
Plans to give generic drugs companies more freedom to manufacture new medicines in the EU more quickly moved closer to becoming law after they were endorsed by an EU law-making body earlier this week.

Consumer Wealth Ltd (firm reference number: 667910)

FCA - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:58
Consumer Wealth Ltd has gone into Members’ Voluntary Liquidation.

'Major service degradation': criminal justice email system goes down

Law Gazette News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:05

IT fix will involve temporarily deleting practitioners' inboxes, which will take up to two weeks to restore.

Singapore confirms copyright law reforms

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:57
Copyright law in Singapore is to be modernised for the digital age, the government in the city state has confirmed.

Solicitor ‘no longer needed’: MoJ rolls out online probate service

Law Gazette News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:28

System has its place - but only for administering simple estates, solicitors warn. 

Businesses urged to get ahead of the game on social mobility

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:19
ANALYSIS Diversity and inclusion (D&I) will remain a hot topic for businesses in 2019, with the ethnicity pay gap set to join the gender pay gap (GPG) at the top of the corporate agenda following the closure of a recent government consultation on how best to report on the statistics and encourage action to close the gap.

Defendants not obliged to get early evidence from third parties, rules CoA

Law Gazette News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:17

Judge says parties should devote their energy and resources to getting on with the action.

Vanguard Investments (clone of authorised firm)

FCA - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:12
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Lords call on UK Statistics Authority to fix RPI

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:41
The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) must correct a known error in the calculation of the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation quickly, or risk being in breach of its statutory duties, a House of Lords committee has warned.

KPMG latest 'Big Four' firm to expand legal offering

Law Gazette News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:22

New associate law firm to open in Hong Kong, followed by one in Shanghai.

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