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Legaleze news 2012 March to May

31/05/2012
SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd C-406/10
Subject: Intellectual property/copyright/computer programs (EU and UK)

30/05/2012
Ted Baker Plc & ors. v  AXA Insurance Uk Plc & ors [2012] EWHC 1406 (Comm)
Subject: Insurance/Employee theft

29/05/2012
Cavenagh v William Evans Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 697
Subject: Employment/Termination for misconduct

29/05/2012
Company fined £6,000 for allowing escape of wood dust
Subject: Regulated businesses/Waste

28/05/2012
New app to calculate your tax
Subject: Tax

27/05/2012
Start-up Loans - more details announced
Subject: Finance and funding; Government SME policy (England)

25/05/2012
Copyright protection to be extended for artistic works
Subject: Intellectual property

25/05/2012
EU Commission welcomes General Court judgment in MasterCard
Subject: Competition law/Mastercard fees (EU)

25/05/2012
Cookie law lead-in period ends
Subject: Selling and marketing/e-commerce/cookies

25/05/2012
Businesses challenge London Olympic road closures
Subject: London Olympics regulations (London)

24/05/2012
Consultation on Child Performance Legislation
Subject: Employment/Children (England and Wales)

24/05/2012
Clarke & Co v Commissioners For Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
[2012] UKFTT 300 (TC) 3 May 2012
Subject: Regulated businesses/Anti-money laundering

23/05/2012
GrowthAccelerator programme
Subject: Finance and funding

23/05/2012
Income Tax (Entertainers and Sportsmen) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
SI 2012/1359
Subject: Tax/Employment and sub-contractors

23/05/2012
Income Tax (Limits for Enterprise Management Incentives)
Order 2012 SI 2012/1360
Subject: Tax/Employee incentive schemes

23/05/2012
Lawlor v Sandvik Mining and Construction Mobile Crushers and Screens Ltd
[2012] EWHC 1188 (QB)  15 May 2012
Subject: International trade

23/05/2012
Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others v Westminster City Council
[2012] EWHC 1260 (Admin)    (16 May 2012)
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers;  Sex establishments

22/05/2012
New enterprise research centre to SME policy
Subject: Government SME policy

21/05/2012
Beecroft report published
Subject: Employment; Government SME policy

21/05/2012
Consultation on Caravan site licensing in Scotland
Subject: Caravan Sites (Scotland)

18/05/2012
Cracking Ideas competition 2013
Subject: Intellectual property

18/05/2012
Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 SR 2012/192

Subject: Building and construction work (Northern Ireland)

17/05/2012
Food Additives (Wales) (Amendment) and the Extraction Solvents in Food
(Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/1198
Subject: Food sales and manufacturing/Food additives (Wales)

17/05/2012
Building Regulations (1979 Order) (Commencement No 3) Order (Northern Ireland)
2012 SR 2012/187

17/05/2012
Guinea-Bissau (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/131
Subject: International trade/sanctions

17/05/2012
Burma/Myanmar (Financial Restrictions) (Suspension) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/1302
Subject: International trade/sanctions

17/05/2012
Startup Career Milkrounds initiative
Subject: Government SME policy

14/05/2012
Minimum price for alcohol in Scotland
Subject: Regulated businesses/Alcohol sales

11/05/2012
Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill published
Subject: Competition law

11/05/2012
Vehicle Control Services Limited v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
2012UKTUT130(TCC) Upper Tribunal (Finance and Tax)
Subject: VAT/car parking charge

10/05/2012
VAT treatment changed for single purpose face value vouchers
Subject: VAT/Face value vouchers

10/05/2012
New video game age-rating system
Subject: Regulated products/Video games

10/05/2012
e-trader tax amnesty: one month to go
Subject: Tax

10/05/2012
Export licences for objects of cultural interest
Subject: Export and import of goods

10/05/2012
Law Commission consults on taxi and private hire services
Subject: Regulated businesses/Passenger transport

10/05/2012
Landlord prosecuted after builder falls to his death
Subject: Health and safety at work

10/05/2012
CAP CopyAdvice interview LOCOG
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising regulation/ London Olympics

10/05/2012
FSA publishes research on display of its food hygiene ratings
Subject: Food selling

09/05/2012
ASA ban Virgin Media broadband claim
Subject: Selling and marketing/advertising regulation

09/05/2012
Business legislation in Queen’s Speech
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers. Government SME policy

09/05/2012
New HMRC guidance on IR35
Subject: Tax

08/05/2012
BIS announces funding for five SMEs
Subject: Government SME policy. Finance and funding

02/05/2012
Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Act 2012
Subject: Marketing and selling/Sunday Trading

02/05/2012
Really Virtual Co Ltd v UK Intellectual Property Office [2012] EWHC 1086
Subject: Intellectual property/patents/computer software

01/05/2012
Focus on Enforcement - small businesses in food manufacturing
Subject: Food regulation

01/05/2012
Costa v Imperial London Hotels Ltd [2012] All ER (D)
Subject: Health and safety at work/ Manual Handling

30/04/2012
1st NHS body fined
Subject: Data Protection

30/04/2012
Food Additives
Subject: Food (England, Northern Ireland)

30/04/2012
Control of Asbestos Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Subject: Health and Safety (Northern Ireland)

27/04/2012
EU guidance for hairdressers health and safety
Subject: Hairdressers. Health and Safety at work (European Union)

25/04/2012
FSA discourages promotion of traded life policy investments
Subject: Financial services

25/04/2012
Hotels4u.com promotion ruled out of order by ASA
Subject: Selling and marketing/Marketing and advertising regulation

25/04/2012
Control of Asbestos Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Subject: Health and Safety (Northern Ireland)

25/04/2012
Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes [2012] UKSC 16
Subject: Employment/Ager discrimination

25/04/2012
Taking on an Employee toolkit
Subject: Employment

24/04/2012
Challenging anti-competitive practices
Subject: Competition law

23/04/2012
Legionnaires’ disease leaflet
Subject: Health and Safety

23/04/2012
House of Lords Reform report
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

20/04/2012
ACAS guide on mental illness
Subject: Employment

19/04/2012
Sexual imagery guidance
Subject: Selling and Marketing/Advertising regulation

17/04/2012
Notion Capital launch
Subject: Finance and funding. Government SME policy

17/04/2012
Big Society Capital
Subject: Finance and funding. Business organisations/Social enterprises

12/04/2012
PAYE return reminder
Subject: Tax

10/04/2012
Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) Regulations 2012
Subject: Air travel

10/04/2012
New VAT Notice 700
Subject: VAT

10/04/2012
Road Transport (Working Time) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Subject: Road transport

6/04/2012
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Subject: Health and safety

3/04/2012
“Get It Right – First Time” free support launched for SME directors
Subject: Intellectual property. Government SME policy

3/04/2012
NESTA becomes an independent charity
Subject: Finance and funding

3/04/2012
Play it Safe campaign (England)
Subject: Food business. London Olympics

3/04/2012
New Rural and Farming Networks for North West and Southern England
Subject: Farming

1/04/2012
New minimum 12 month duration for all apprenticeships
Subject: Employment/Apprenticeships

30/03/2012
Childcare (Early Years Register) regulation changes
Subject: Childminders

28/03/2012
Sunday Trading Laws Bill first reading
Subject: Selling and marketing. Olympics

28/03/2012
ASA Adjudication on Drive Protect Ltd
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising regulation

28/03/2012
Guidance on setting up a food stall during the Olympics
Subject: Food business. Olympics

27/03/2012
Iran (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2012
2012 No. 925
Subject: Financial sanctions

27/03/2012
Simpler Income Tax for Small Businesses
Subject: Tax. Government SME policy

23/03/2012
Removing regulations in retail and manufacturing sectors
Subject: Law Lawmakers and Lawyers

23/03/2012
Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative
“Focus on Enforcement” campaign
Subject: Finance and funding. Government SME policy

21/03/2012
Value Added Tax increase in registration limits
Subject: VAT

21/03/2012
HMRC Notice 800
Subject: Agriculture and Farming

20/03/2012
Feed producer and contractor fined after roof fall
Subject: Health and safety at work

20/03/2012
National loan guarantee scheme announced
Subject: Finance and funding. Government SME policy

19/03/2012
Minimum Wage Rates increased
Subject: Employment/Minimum, wage rates

16/03/2012
Barr & others v Biffa Waste Services Limited
Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWCA Civ 312
Subject: Environmental control

16/03/2012
The Queen (Surrey Trading Standards) v Scottish and Southern Energy PLC
Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWCA Crim 539
Subject: Selling and marketing/Doorstep selling/Advertising to consumer regulations

16/03/2012
Jubilee licensing hours
Subject: Licensed trade and public houses

15/03/2012
Health and safety cost recovery scheme
Subject: Health and safety

15/03/2012
Government consults on employee dismissal
Subject: Employment/unfair dismissal

15/03/2012
Unfair dismissal qualifying period
Subject: Employment/unfair dismissal

14/03/2012
Internet traders tax amnesty
Subject: Tax

9/03/2012
Golden Ocean Group Limited v Salgaocar Mining Industries PVT Ltd
Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWCA Civ 265
Subject: Contract/writing required/guarantees

8/03/2012
Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd
Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWHC 529 (Admin)
Subject: Intellectual property/copyright/Pub tv screening of live Premier League football

8/03/2012
Regulatory Policy Committee Annual Report 2011
Subject: Law Lawmakers and Lawyers

7/03/2012
Mars Chocolate ASA Adjudication
Subject: Selling and marketing/advertising and marketing regulation/Twitter

7/03/2012
Michael Toth v Emirates; Nominet intervening; Neutral Citation Number:
[2012] EWHC 517 (Ch)
Subject: Intellectual property/internet domain names/abusive registration

7/03/2012
VAT Notes 1 of 2012
Subject: VAT

6/03/2012
End of tobacco displays in large shops
Subject: Tobacco selling and marketing

5/03/2012
VAT liability on photo books
Subject: VAT

5/03/2012
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (2012 No. 632)
Subject: Health and Safety



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