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Feb 2014

Cauda Equina Syndrome Update

Cauda Equina Syndrome Update As a specialist clinical negligence solicitor and cauda equina syndrome solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence LLP, I was interested to read a 29th January 2014 update on cauda equina syndrome by Jennifer Robertson MD, MSEd, for emergency doctors (http://www.emdocs.net/cauda-equina-syndrome). This confirms the importance of doctors understanding cauda equina syndrome, as it can…

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27
Feb 2014

Glee for Club Owner in Trade Mark Dispute

Comic Enterprises Ltd, a company who operate live music and comedy venues, have recently won a trademark dispute against 20th Century Fox. Fox produce a television show called ‘Glee’, a programme about a high school singing group and in 2009 started broadcasting this in the UK, supported by two world tours and lots of merchandising.…

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27
Feb 2014

Financial Penalties for Losing Employers

The Government has recently announced that, with effect from 6th April 2014, Employment Tribunals will have the power to order that a losing employer pay a financial penalty in specified circumstances. There are rather restrictive cost provisions in place currently within the system but the new provisions give the power to issue a financial penalty…

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27
Feb 2014

Early Conciliation

The Employment Tribunals (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) have been published, confirming that Early Conciliation will come into force on 6 April 2014. In short, under the new rules, Claimants will need to contact ACAS before issuing an Employment Tribunal claim, albeit there is no obligation to actually engage in conciliation. ACAS will…

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27
Feb 2014

Management Matters

Each edition Jackie Astbury, our Training Manager, will look at the ‘managerial side of life’ and focus on management development, providing guidance, tips, techniques and practical advice on an assortment of topics including performance management, conflict management, time management and many more. We start a new series this month and look at how you manage…

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20
Feb 2014

New Consumer Contracts Regulations

Its all change in the consumer contracts world at the moment! As well as the Consumer Rights Bill working its way through parliament at the moment (on which you can read our previous blog ), this year also sees the new Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 come into force. These new…

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