In Counsel: February 2015 Edition
Welcome to the February 2015 edition of our In Counsel publication
In this update we will outline the most recent legal developments affecting your business, in particular, in the corporate world, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill with its accelerated implementation timetable where some substantive provisions may be coming into force as early as 1 October 2015; certain changes affecting the UK corporate governance regime; and the SFO’s first convictions under the Bribery Act 2010. We consider the implications of the recent case of John Kaldor Fabricmaker UK Limited v Lee Ann Fashions Limited which highlights the main elements involved in copyright infringement. Our Pensions & Employee Benefits team analyses the importance of formally reviewing past trustee appointments and removals to ensure their effectiveness, and looks at the long-awaited HMRC response to the decisions in PPG Holdings and ATP Pension Services, the latest instalment of this long-running VAT recovery saga. We also update you on other important legal developments in the UK and the EU affecting your business including, among others, the implications of the recent High Court decision in Playboy Club London Ltd v Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA in relation to employer references.
We will keep you updated on these and other UK law developments as and when they happen. If you would like to know more about any of the topics covered in this update please get in touch.
The In Counsel: February 2015 edition can be read here