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Companies Act 2006: what's changing on 1 October 2008?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2008

Further changes to company law come into force on 1 October 2008 as a result of the next key stage in the implementation of the Companies Act 2006

How lawful is an energy windfall tax?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2008

Whilst the debate surrounding a possible 'windfall tax' on the profits of energy companies has concentrated on political and economic issues, would such a tax be lawful?

Stormy waters after mistrial in US file-sharing case but are UK pirates safe?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2008

The US judge who presided over the nation's only successful copyright infringement case for file-sharing by an individual, has declared it a mistrial

Equal pay update

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2008

Employment tribunal statistics show that in 20072008 the Employment Tribunal Service received more claims for equal pay than for any other type of employment claim

Regulation Enforcement and Sanctions Act ("RESA") stronger powers for data protection regulator?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2008

On 1 October 2008, the Regulation Enforcement and Sanctions Act ('RESA') came into force in the UK

Britain's got talent domain name dispute

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2008

A topical decision was recently made under Nominet's UK Dispute Resolution Policy (DRS

No right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2008

The High Court has upheld an employer's express term preventing legal representation at an internal disciplinary hearing

Compulsory retirement capable of being justified

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2008

The Advocate General, in his opinion on the age discrimination case between Heyday and the Secretary of State for Business Enterprises and Regulatory Reform, has paved the way for retaining the UK default retirement age of 65

Consultations

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2008

Following the Walsh Review, the government announced that it intends to extend the right to request flexible working hours to parents of children aged 16 and under

Springboard injunction granted following mass staff defection

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2008

In the case of UBS Wealth Management (UK) Limited v Vestra Wealth LLP, the High Court has granted a springboard injunction against the newly formed Vestra Wealth LLP which had poached a large number of UBS staff