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Supply issues faced by medicine manufacturers in the UK - the interplay between pharmaceutical regulations and competition law

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 22 2013

This webinar is presented by John Schmidt, Partner and Emilce Vega, Associate at Shepherd and Wedderburn. John and Emilce discuss current supply

Revised guidance on the advertising and promotion of medicines: the ABPI Code of Practice and the MHRA Blue Guide

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 7 2013

The revised ABPI Code of Practice (2nd edition, 2012) came into operation on 1 July 2012 (with a transitional period until 31 October 2012). To

At long last, we welcome the Human Medicines Regulations 2012

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 23 2012

The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (SI 20121916) (the "Regulations") came into force on 14 August, as a plan of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to consolidate and modernize the medicines legislation in England and Wales

Branded Copaxone - to stay in the UK for few more years?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 15 2012

Section 71 of the Patents Act 1977 allows a court or Comptroller of Patents at the UKIPO (the Comptroller) to grant a declaration that an act or a proposed act does not or will not infringe a patent, provided that the person doing or proposing to do the act has applied in writing to the proprietor for a written acknowledgement for a declaration of noninfringement, furnishing full particulars in writing of such act or proposed act, and the proprietor had refused to give such acknowledgment

Creation of an independent assessment service to deal with long-term sickness absence

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 21 2011

The Government has published the results of an independent review carried out of the sickness absence system

Sick leave and holiday entitlement: the case continues

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 11 2011

Further guidance has been handed down by the EAT in the case of NHS Leeds v Larner in the long-running issue of employees' accrual of holiday entitlement whilst absent on sick leave

Advocate General issues opinion on supplementary protection certifications

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 19 2011

Advocate General Mengozzi has given his opinion on the questions referred to the European Court of Justice by the UK courts in April 2009 in relation to Synthon BV v Merz Pharma GmbH

Dismissal as a result of irretrievable breakdown in working relationships

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 14 2011

The EAT has held, in the case of Ezsias v North Glamorgan NHS Trust, that where the reason for a dismissal is an irretrievable breakdown in working relationships and not the employee's conduct in causing that breakdown, the dismissal will be for "some other substantial reason" rather than misconduct

The end of age discrimination in the NHS

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 24 2011

It has recently been announced that the Department for Health will not be seeking any exceptions to the prohibition on age discrimination in services and public functions, due to come into force in April 2012

Dentist's unrestricted right to nominate a substitute denied him worker status

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 10 2010

In Community Dental Centres Ltd v Sultan-Darmon, the EAT held that where an individual has an unlimited right to appoint a substitute to carry out services on his or her behalf (for any reason and without sanction) this will usually be fatal to the individual successfully claiming that they are a worker