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International corporate insolvency

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2007

What and where is a company's ‘centre of main interest’ its COMI and why should you care?

Trade marks round-up: similarity of goods and the issue of distinctiveness

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 24 2007

The question of how distinctive a trade mark has to be in order to gain registration has, once again, come under the microscope, as shown by the recent glut of cases debating this point

Discrimination questions referred to the ECJ

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2012

Two related cases on discrimination are to be referred to the ECJ

ECJ rules on pay during maternity suspension

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 10 2010

The issue of pregnant workers' loss of supplementary allowances during maternity suspension and alternative work was considered by the ECJ in Gassmayr v Bundesminister fuer Wissenschaft und Forschung and Parviainen v Finnair Oyj

Advocate General says holiday pay does accrue during sick leave

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2008

The Advocate General has disagreed with the Court of Appeal’s finding in Stringer v HMRC that the right to statutory (not contractual) paid holiday does not accrue to an employee absent on long term sickness

When do employers ‘decide’ to make collective redundancies

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 31 2013

The central issue in this case was whether the obligation to consult collectively arises when an employer proposes to make a decision that will

EHRC press for review of Eweida and Ladele

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2011

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have expressed discomfort with the decisions in Eweida v British Airways plc and Ladele and McFarlane v United Kingdom and is intervening before the European Court of Human Rights

Advocate General gives opinion in Heyday

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 17 2008

The Advocate General has finally delivered his Opinion in the case brought by the trustees of the National Council for Ageing (otherwise known as Heyday) which sought to establish that Regulation 30 of the Age Regulations (which provides that employees over the age of 65 who are compulsorily retired cannot claim age discrimination) was counter to the intention of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive

ECJ rules on holiday carry over for sickness absence

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 26 2012

Under the European Working Time Directive, workers are entitled to a minimum of four weeks’ paid annual leave

Right to manifest religious belief

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 4 2013

The key issue for the European Court of Human Rights in Eweida and Others v UK was whether a fair balance had been struck between an individual's