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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Feb 2015

Rihanna t-shirt ban upheld: Robyn Rihanna Fenty and others v Arcadia Group Brands Limited and others

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ban on Topshop selling a sleeveless t-shirt bearing the image of the singer Rihanna that had been produced without…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Feb 2015

Can an employee be fairly dismissed for posting offensive non-work related tweets? Game Retail Ltd v Laws

In what is believed to be the first Employment Appeal Tribunal decision involving Twitter, the EAT has held that an Employment Tribunal failed to…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Feb 2015

Photo competitions and copyright

Photographic competitions have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the boom in digital photography and the ease with which…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Jan 2015

Access to register of members: when is a request proper?

In Burry & Knight Limited & Another v Knight, the Court of Appeal considered, for the first time, the refusal of a shareholder's request for access…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Jan 2015

Modern Slavery Bill: what does it mean for businesses?

The Modern Slavery Bill was introduced in June 2014 and is the first of its kind in Europe. The Government's aim is to bring together, in a single…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Sep 2014

How serious is serious? First decision on the serious harm defamation test

In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court addressed for the first time the new "serious harm" threshold test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013. The…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 12 Aug 2014

Data protection update

A new General Data Protection Regulation was proposed by the European Commission in January 2012, covering such things as: mandatory breach…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Aug 2014

Court of Appeal refuses to amend absurd restrictive covenant: Prophet plc v Huggett

In Prophet plc v Huggett, the Court of Appeal held that a poorly drafted restrictive covenant which offered the employer no protection should not be…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Jul 2014

Employer entitled to deduct pay for failure to work notice period: Li v First Marine Solutions

In Li v First Marine Solutions and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that a clause in an employment contract entitling an employer…
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Swan Turton LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jul 2014

Must Be The Music is not The Real Deal: Wade and Perry v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd

Brian Wade and Geraldine Perry devised an idea for a primetime music talent show, to be called The Real Deal, featuring artists who write and perform…
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