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The Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to consolidate offences, capable of prosecution, into a single act. Introducing various measures to combat slavery and human trafficking, the Act places requirements on businesses to report infringements, encouraging a level of diligence in all dealings within the businesses supply chain.In this article we’ll look at what The Act actually…

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Meetings about meetings

We have all been there; sat in a stuffy meeting room with a group of well-intentioned colleagues. The original agenda has drifted, as has your enthusiasm for proceedings. Then someone suggests a follow-up meeting…Sound familiar? We asked our friends at Take Place how to stop boardroom boredom... More than 60% of those we asked in a recent survey* spend at least 8 hours per week…

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The Consumer Rights Act 2015

Described by Which? as ‘the biggest shake up in consumer rights law in a generation’ the Consumer Rights Act (CRA) is an attempt to simplify UK consumer law, giving it a more contemporary footing.Having come into effect on the 1st of October 2015, the CRA supersedes the Sale of Goods Act, the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations and the Supply Of Goods and Services Act;…

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Premier League Champions Chelsea FC on the defence, but not of the title…

Chelsea FC haven’t quite had the quality opening to the premier league season that the blues fans would be accustomed to. But the premier league title isn’t the only thing Chelsea will be defending as manager Jose Mourinho’s treatment of First Team Doctor Eva Carneiro sees them face a constructive dismissal claim. Medical HistorySwansea City visited Stamford Bridge in early August…

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‘Safe Harbor’ data transfer agreement ruled unsafe by EU Court of Justice

Safe Harbor. Aside from the American spelling, the phrase throws up images of ships safely in the port while a storm rages out on the seas. You could be forgiven therefore for thinking that the phrase has very little to do with transnational data processing laws; however, you would be wrong.Safe Harbor is the name of an initiative set up by the U.S Department of Commerce in response…

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Top 5 legal tips for your food and drink startup

It’s a great time to start your own food and drink business in the UK. With pop-up mania sweeping through London, you’re never far away from your next slider/artisan coffee/craft ale/organic-paleo-clean eating-vegan snack.With almost a third of new businesses in the next two years estimated to start life as a popup, it’s easy to get carried away with your foodie dream. Whilst it’s…

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Not the break Kit Kat was hoping for…

Cadbury and Nestlé may be known for vying for the attention of customers in the corner sweetshop, but Nestlé ’s attempt to register the four fingered KitKat saw the confectionary giants do battle in a different arena.Objections to registering the chocolate bar’s shape as a trade mark have been strongly opposed by Cadbury, adding to the long list of disputes between the two companies,…

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Using iTunes now illegal under copyright?

The surname Green is identifiable with two huge artists within the music industry in the form of Cee-Lo Green and Professor Green. However, stars with number one singles are not the only “Green’s” shaping the future of the music industry, as a verdict handed down by Mr Justice Green in the administrative court in July has rendered using services like iTunes illegal.“Don’t know much…

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From surfing to funding, how crowds are making wave after wave for startups….

With its first success dating back to 1997, Crowdfunding is continuing to grow as an attractive alternative method of raising capital for new business or expansions for existing ones. Despite its popularity and growing notoriety, a lot of us are in fact left wondering what exactly Crowdfunding is, how it works, and whether it lives up to the hype.What is it and how does it work?Crowdfunding…

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The Perfect Ingredients for a Great British Bake-Off: Add one Trade Mark, one Copyright….

What is it about a baking competition led by a 79 year old woman in fantastic printed jackets and a slightly over tanned Northern baker that has the nation on the edge of their seats shouting about ‘soggy bottoms’? In the past 4 years, the Great British Bake Off has soared in popularity. Not only has it made fantastic viewing, taken over social media every Wednesday night and created…

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