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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee has released its report today on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. The following changes to the Bill have been recommended by the Select Committee: flexibility for how firms can meet their worker participation obligations, particularly for More »
Two recent judicial review cases provide helpful guidance on the scope of the ground of unreasonableness and on powers of search and seizure. The first is the very public and controversial challenge to the decision by the Department of Corrections to refuse Scott Watson an interview with a More »
A new Act to focus on recovery and regeneration is proposed to replace the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 ( CER Act ), when it expires on 18 April 2016. The Bill will continue some of the Government’s powers, but also keep various safeguards. The Christchurch earthquakes have caused More »
Harmful Digital Communications Act The Harmful Digital Communications Bill has been passed into an Act of Parliament. The Bill was a response to public concerns regarding cyber-bullying and harassment. As previously reported by Duncan Cotterill, the Bill creates a new criminal offence for More »
In recent years there have been a number of significant natural disasters, most notably the Canterbury earthquakes, but also the Seddon earthquakes and flooding and landslips in various regions throughout the country. These events have put the spotlight on the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 ( EQC More »
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has handed down his decision on whether the shape of Nestlé’s KIT KAT four finger bar shape qualifies for trade mark registration in the United Kingdom. The AG’s view was that the shape did not qualify for registration (see here for More »
A recent decision of the High Court clarifies there is no burden on a licensee to prove their proposed licensed premise will not materially reduce the good order and amenity of the location in which it is to open, and that new evidence relating to an applicant’s suitability can be admitted on More »
Following on from the submissions that were made on the preliminary draft of the Red Zone Recovery Plan in May, the Chief Executive of CERA has released the Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan, containing his preliminary views on the offers that are likely to be made to red zone property More »
A labourer working on a basement excavation in Fulham was crushed to death when the excavations, which were not properly supported, collapsed. The owner of the excavation company (who was also the site manager) was found guilty of manslaughter, as he was aware of the dangerous state of the More »

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