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

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…

Sound-alike songs: blurring the lines

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…

Defective products and product recall issues for businesses

January 23 2014 Pitmans Defendant Insurance Department acts on behalf of UK and foreign insurers and businesses advising on issues including; Regulatory Compliance…

The way the cookie crumbles: tracking cookies under GDPR

March 28 2018 GDPR is everywhere at the moment but we wanted to share an often forgotten area that will be heavily impacted - cookie tracking and online advertising…

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

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…

89: Public register of beneficial owners of UK residential property

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)…

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

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…

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

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…

Property Fraud

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

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…