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Legaleze news 2012 June to July

31/07/2012
Supreme Court asked to rule on Welsh assembly powers
Subject: Law and lawmakers

31/07/2012
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft v Round And Metal Limited and
Philip David Gross [2012] EWHC 2099 (Pat)

Subject: Intellectual property/designs

31/07/2012
Creative England launches business development fund
Subject: Finance and funding (England)

30/07/2012
First UK group legal action over Libor “manipulation”
Subject: Finance and funding

28/07/2012
Avrora Fine Arts Investment Ltd v Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd
[2012] EWHC 2198 (Ch)

Subject: Selling and marketing/contract for sale

27/07/2012
Midata 2012 review and consultation
Subject: Selling and marketing/sales to consumers

27/07/2012
HSE issues legionella safety notice
Subject: Health and safety at work

26/07/2012
DCMS consults on listed building consent system
Subject: Building and construction work

25/07/2012
Human Medicines Regulations 2012
Subject: Regulated businesses/Medicinal products manufacture and distribution. Regulated products

25/07/2012
Consultation on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
Subject: Selling and marketing

24/07/2012
£10 million social incubator fund launches
Subject: Finance and funding

24/07/2012
Gimex International Groupe Import Export v The Chill Bag Company Ltd and others
[2012] EWPCC 31

Subject: Intellectual property/designs

24/07/2012
Government consults on design law
Subject: Intellectual property/Designs

24/07/2012
Make it in Great Britain Exhibition
Subject: General business

23/07/2012
Businesses get say on Fire Safety Order
Subject: Health and safety at work

20/07/2012
Pop-up shops to be permitted more readily
Subject: Business premises

20/07/2012
Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2012
Subject: Tax

20/07/2012
The Queen on the application of William Hill Organization Limited v The Horserace Betting Levy Board [2012] EWHC 2039 (Admin)
Subject: Betting and gaming

19/07/2012
Power to suspend a consumer credit licence
Subject: Consumer credit business

18/07/2012
Consultation on new rules on bus and coach passenger rights
Subject: Passenger transport public service vehicles

17/07/2012
Change your job, take your pension with you
Subject: Pensions

17/07/2012
Changes proposed to money laundering regulations
Subject: Money laundering regulation

17/07/2012
R (on the application of United Road Transport Union) v Secretary of State for Transport [2012] EWHC 1909 (Admin)
Subject: Employment/Road transport. Road transport

17/07/2021
More cuts in business red tape and bureaucracy
Subject: Government SME policy. Law, lawmakers and lawyers

17/07/2012
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme launched in London
Subject: Food selling and manufacturing

16/07/2012
Employment-Related Shares & Securities Bulletin #2
Subject: Tax/employment/shares and securities

13/07/2012
Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012
Subject: Real property law (Scotland)

13/07/2012
Agricultural Holdings(Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2012
Subject: Real property law/Agricultural holdings (Scotland

13/07/2012
Product Safety (Revocation) Regulations 2012
Subject: Health and safety at work

13/07/2012
Indication of Prices (Beds) (Revocation) Order 2012
Subject: Health and safety at work

13/07/2012
Government consults on consumer law reform
Subject: Selling and marketing/Sale of goods and supply of services to consumers

12/07/2012
Ready for Business programme launched
Subject: Finance and funding

12/07/2012
Employers’ Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Subject: Pensions

12/07/2012
OFT secures court orders against mobility aids company and directors
Subject: Selling and marketing/Doorstep selling/Unfair commercial practices

11/07/2012
Eventech Ltd v The Parking Adjudicator 2012] EWHC 1903 (Admin)
Subject: Passenger transport: private hire and hackney carriages (London)

11/07/2012
Payment Services Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1791)
Subject: Money laundering regulation

11/07/2012
Food Hygiene (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Subject: Food selling and manufacturing

10/07/2012
Private wheel clamping to be banned
Subject: Manned guarding/Wheel clamping

10/07/2012
Age restricted products consultation
Subject: Regulated products

10/07/2012
Digital Economy Act 2010 (Appointed Day No 3) Order 2012
Digital Economy Act 2010 (Transitional Provision) Regulations 2012
Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1767)

Subject: Regulated products/video games

09/07/2012
Samsung Galaxy tablets not as cool as Apple
Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited v - Apple Inc. [2012] EWHC 1882 (Pat)

Subject: Intellectual property

06/07/2012
Property factors code of conduct
Subject: Property factors (Scotland)

06/07/2012
Food Hygiene (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
SI 2012/1742
Subject: Food selling and manufacturing (England)

05/07/2012
Volatile Organic Compounds in Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1715)
Subject: Environment and waste control

05/07/2012
Airlines to scrap debit card surcharges
Subject: Selling and marketing

04/07/2012
EU organic logo
Subject: Food selling and manufacturing

04/07/2012
Government accepts for employee ownership recommendations
Subject: Business organisations/Co-operatives and employee ownership

04/07/2012
New small business retail lease launched
Subject: Business premises

04/07/2012
Responses to the National Planning Policy Framework
Subject: Building and construction/Planning control

04/07/3012
Responses on change of use of commercial buildings to residential
Subject: Building and construction/Planning control/Control of use

03/07/2012
Focus on Enforcement campaign for pubs
Subject: Alcohol sales, public houses

03/07/2012
UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp. Case C-128/11
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/Computer software

02/07/2012
Guidance on pension automatic enrolment
Subject: Pensions

02/07/2012
Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/215)
Subject: Regulated activities/Gamekeepers (Scotland)

02/07/2012
Goods Vehicles regulations
Subject: Regulated activities (Northern Ireland)

02/07/2012
Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (SR 2012/255)
Subject: Health and safety at work (Northern Ireland)

29/06/2012
FSA notice on interest rate hedging products
Subject: Finance and funding

29/06/2012
Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012
SI 2012/1657
Subject: Farming and agriculture. Regulated products

29/06/2012
Pensions Act 2008 (Commencement No 13) Order 2012
Subject: Pensions (England, Scotland, Wales) SI 2012/1682

28/06/2012
Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1652)
Subject: Health and safety at work

28/06/2012
OFT investigate Mercedes-Benz and dealers
Subject: Competition law

28/06/2012
Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (2010 Act) (Commencement No 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 SR 2012/247 (Northern Ireland)
Subject: Regulated businesses/Road haulage

28/06/2012
Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
(Northern Ireland) SR 2012/250

Subject: Environment and waste control

28/06/2012
EU Parliament and Council agree new rules to curb high-risk chemical sales
Subject: Regulated products

28/06/2012
CAA issues guidance on new ATOL Certificates
Subject: Regulated businesses/Holidays and travel

27/06/2012
Charity Commission consults on public benefit guidance
Subject: Business organisations/Charities. Education: independent schools.

27/06/2012
FSA imposes £59.5 million penalty on Barclays Bank Plc
Subject: Finance and funding. Regulated activities/Financial services

27/06/2012
OFT acts to improve competition in extended warranties
Subject: Competition law

27/06/2012
The Queen on the application of Coys of Kensington v Advertising Standards Authority [2012] EWHC 902 (Admin). Hearing date: 24/02/2012
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

27/06/2012
Oracle America Inc (formerly Sun Microsystems Inc) v M-Tech Data Limited
2012] UKSC 27
Subject: Intellectual property/trade marks.  International trade/”parallel” imports

26/06/2012
Insurance contract law reform
Subject: Insurance (England and Wales, Scotland)

25/06/2012
Driving Instruction (Compensation Scheme) Regulations 2012 No. 1548
Subject: Regulated businesses/Driving instructors

22/06/2012
Bluetongue (Scotland) Order 2012
Subject: Farming and agriculture (Scotland)

21/06/2012
Commons debates mis-selling of interest rate swap products to SMEs
Subject: Finance and funding

21/06/2012
Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Exemption)(Aviation Security) (Amendment)
Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1567)

Subject: Regulated businesses/Manned Guarding

21/06/2012
Stalled building sites to get helping hand
Subject: Finance and funding/Government grants and assistance

21/06/2012
Supply of finance to Scottish small businesses
Subject: Finance and funding (Scotland)

21/06/2012
Responses to the Consultation on Copyright
Subject: Intellectual property/copyright

20/06/2012
Businesses may apply to remove land use restrictions
Subject: Competition law

20/06/2012
ASA decides footballers’ tweets were ads
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

19/06/2012
Community Drivers’ Hours and Recording Equipment Regulations 2012
Subject: Passenger transport/Drivers’ hours. Road transport/Drivers’ hours

19/06/2012
Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1536) (England)
Subject: Regulated businesses/Smoke-free premises and vehicles

19/06/2012
U.N. vs. the Internet: the fight escalates
Subject: Internet domains/Internet regulation

18/06/2012
Zieleniewski v Scheys and anr [2012] EWCA Civ 247
Subject: Farming and agriculture/Land/rights of way

15/06/2012
Firm fined after teenage workers injured by fall
Subject: Health and safety at work

15/06/2012
Portrush property company fined £2,000 for waste offences
Subject: Regulated businesses/Waste and environmental control

15/06/2012
Amended Community Interest Company Regulations
Subject: Business organisations/Community interest companies

15/05/2012
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Revocations) Regulations 2012
Subject: Health and Safety at work

15/06/2012
Automatic enrolment for pensions
Subject: Employment/Pensions

15/06/2012
Prospectus Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1538)
Subject : Finance and funding/Equity funding

14/06/2012
HMTC Brief 19/12 on National Insurance Contributions
Subject: Tax

14/06/2012
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1513)
Subject: Regulated businesses/Healthcare professionals

14/06/2012
Congo (Democratic Republic), Eritrea and Liberia (Asset-Freezing) Regulations
Subject: International trade

14/06/2012
Lebanon and Syria (Asset-Freezing) Regulations
Subject: International trade

13/06/2012
ICANN reveals new gTLD applications
Subject: Intellectual property/domain names

13/06/2012
Estate Agents circular banned by ASA
Subject : Selling and marketing/Marketing and advertising regulation

12/06/2012
Belarus, Guinea and Sudan Asset-Freezing
Subject: International trade/trade sanctions

12/06/2012
Temple Island Collections Ltd v New English Teas Ltd and anr
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/photographs

12/06/2012
Riot-hit high streets face insurance struggle
Subject: Insurance/Riot damage (London)

11/06/2012
Iraq (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 1489)
Subject: International trade/sanctions

11/06/2012
Workers exposed to deadly asbestos dust
Subject: Health and safety/ Landlords and building managers

11/06/2012
Automatic Enrolment
Subject: Pensions (Northern Ireland)

08/06/2012
Legionella control - HSE serves Improvement Notice on Edinburgh cooling tower
Subject: Health and safety at work/Business premises/legionella risks

07/07/2012
Eric Pickles' local shop parades plan
Subject: Government SME policy

07/06/2012
Guidance updated on preventing illegal working
Subject: Employment/recruitment/immigration status checks

07/06/2012
Scottish taxes to be determined by the people of Scotland
Subject: Tax (Scotland). Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

07/06/2012
Green light for Scottish tenant farming reforms
Subject: Farming (Scotland)

07/06/2012
Goldman v Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs [2012] UKFTT 313(TC)
Subject: Tax/Income tax/compensation for termination of employment

06/06/2012
New conditions of authorisation for Competent Person scheme operators
Subject: Regulated businesses/Building and construction

01/06/2012
Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs v Charman [2012] EWHC 1448 (Fam)
Subject: Tax/Divorce Court judge refuses disclosure to HMRC
Source: British and Irish Legal Information Institute

01/06/2012
Scottish Parliament backs independence
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

01/06/2012
CEF Holdings Limited & Or v Mundey & Ors  [2012] EWHC 1524 (QB)
Subject: Employment/post-termination restrictions

01/06/2012
Trade in Animals and Related Products (Scotland) Regulations 2012 SSI 2012/177
Subject: International trade/import of animals (Scotland)

01/06/2012
Smeaton v Equifax plc [2012] EWHC 2088 (QB)
Subject: Data protection/credit files

01/06/2012
WW Gear Construction Ltd v McGee Group Ltd [2012] EWHC 1509 (TCC)
Subject: Regulated businesses/Building and construction/Building contracts

01/06/2012
Government releases empty buildings for start-ups
Subject: Government SME policy

01/06/2012
Shanks & Ors (t/a Blue Line Taxis), R (application of) v Northumberland CC
Subject: Regulated businesses/Passenger transport/taxis and private hire



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