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How should hospitality managers and property owners handle property damage caused by guests?

United Kingdom - January 16 2014 In the first instance it is prudent to ensure that insurance cover is in place for the property and liability risks concerned be it a major event to

Court of Appeal confirms that Uber drivers are ‘workers’, not self-employed contractors

United Kingdom - February 18 2019 The Court of Appeal has upheld the decisions of the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that Uber drivers are workers, not

Sound-alike songs: blurring the lines

United Kingdom - November 17 2014 IP & IT analysis: Claims that the hit song 'Blurred Lines' plagiarises a Marvin Gaye song will be settled by trial, a judge in the US has ruled. In

Court of Appeal rules in favour of judges and firefighters in pensions case against the Government

United Kingdom - January 29 2019 In December 2018, the Court of Appeal ruled against the Government, holding that changes made to pension schemes discriminated against a group of

Think before you link: website linking and copyright infringement

European Union, United Kingdom - August 2 2017 One of the many marvels of the internet is the ability to surf infinitely between websites to seek information needed. One way that website owners

89: Public register of beneficial owners of UK residential property

United Kingdom - August 20 2019 Proposals have been afoot in the UK since 2016 to create a publicly available register of beneficial owners of UK residential property (the Register

186: No breach of right to privacy when material from phone is used during disciplinary hearing

United Kingdom - August 19 2019 In Garamukanwa v United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that there was no breach of Article 8 where an employer used material

The Pensions Regulator publishes consultation on the future of trusteeship and governance

United Kingdom - August 19 2019 The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published a consultation on the future of trusteeship and governance. This sets out TPR’s proposals in three key

Property Fraud

United Kingdom - August 16 2019 Property fraud is on the rise and any property owner is potentially at risk due to increasingly rapid and remote conveyancing transactions

185: Employers can approach employees directly to agree temporary changes to terms of employment where negotiations with unions have broken down

United Kingdom - August 12 2019 In a case which will have significant industrial relations implications, the Court of Appeal has ruled in Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others that