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Legaleze news 2012 October to December

28/12/2012
Financial Services Bill receives Royal Assent
Subject: Financial services

28/12/2012
Apprenticeships to be extended to more professions
Subject: Employment/Apprenticeships

28/12/2012
Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Passengers by Sea) Regulations 2012
Subject: Holidays and travel

28/12/2012
Draft new parental leave regulations
Subject: Employment/Parental leave (England; Northern Ireland; Wales)

26/12/2012
Pollution control
Subject: Environment and waste control (NI)

21/12/2012
Payment surcharges banned
Subject: Selling and marketing/Sales to consumers

21/12/2012
Stringfellows lap dancer not an employee
Subject: Employment/Employed and self-employed status

20/12/2012
Even Magic Berries Could Not Make These Little Pigs Fly
Subject: Selling and marketing/Marketing and advertising regulation

20/12/2012
Agricultural Wages Board is to be abolished
Subject: Employment/Minimum wages England and Wales)

19/12/2012
Dog breeding rules in NI
Subject: Dog breeding, boarding and sales (Northern Ireland)

18/12/2012
New EU rights for maritime passengers
Subject: Holidays and travel

14/12/2012
Changes to Environmental Permitting Regulations
Subject: Environment and waste control (England and Wales)

14/12/2012
New permitted spring traps in Wales
Subject: Gamekeepers

14/12/2012
BIS consults on extension to range of Primary Authority
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers (England and Wales)

14/12/2012
List of permitted food health claims comes into force
Subject: Food regulation

13/12/2012
Sale of goods ‘as is’ not enough to exclude SGA statutory warranty
Subject: Selling and marketing

13/12/2012
ICO consults on subject access requests
Subject: Data protection

13/12/2012
DWP announces pension automatic-enrolment earnings trigger
Subject: Employment/Pensions

12/12/2012
OFT issues CPA principles
Subject: Selling and marketing/Unfair commercial practices

12/12/2012
ASA bans PPI claim company texts
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

11/12/2012
New legal form of charity comes into force
Subject: Charities/CIOs (England and Wales)

11/12/2012
Irresponsible drinks promotions ban in NI
Subject: Alcohol selling (Northern Ireland)

10/12/2012
Pack selection is not a protected “design”
Subject: Intellectual property/Design rights

10/12/2012
NI Government gives new powers for police to close pubs and clubs
Subject: Public houses and clubs (Northern Ireland)

07/12/2012
Employer wins damages against ex-director for breach of covenant
Subject: Employment/employment contracts/post-termination restrictions

06/12/2012
Hazardous waste exporters must pay six figure sum
Subject: Environment and waste control

05/12/2012
Autumn Statement
Subject: Finance and funding. Tax.

05/12/2012
Autumn Statement
Subject: Finance and funding. Tax.

05/12/2012
ASA adjudications
Subject: Selling and marketing/advertising and marketing regulation

04/12/2012
Pension Regulator to encourage automatic enrolment into high-quality DC schemes
Subject: Employment/Pensions

01/12/2012
Disclosure and Barring Service starts
Subject: Employment/Recruitment

30/11/2012
Government publishes 2nd response to retail and manufacturing Red Tape Challenge
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers

30/11/2012
Supermarkets sign up to OFT principles on special offers and promotions
Subject: Selling and marketing/advertising to consumer regulations

29/11/2012
ECA issues reminder on 1 December REACH deadline
Subject: Regulated products and substances (EU)

28/11/2012
Spam texters fined GBP440K in ICO crackdown on illegal marketing
Subject: Selling and marketing/ Direct marketing by telephone, text message etc.

28/11/2012
Scottish metal dealers’ exemption warrant limit increased to GBP1 million
Subject: Metal dealers

28/11/2012
Alcohol strategy consultation
Subject: Alcohol selling and marketing (England and Wales mainly)

27/11/2012
EU Court rules on time limit for cancelled flight claim
Subject: Holidays and travel/compensation for cancelled flights

27/11/2012
Richard review of apprenticeships published
Subject: Employment/apprenticeships

26/11/2012
GBP80 million awarded in AMSCI Round 1
Subject: Finance and funding

26/11/2012
Circus use of wild animals to be licensed
Subject: Circuses (England)

26/11/2012
Killing of wild animals
Subject: Gamekeeping (Scotland)

23/11/2012
SC upholds RFU’s right to disclosure of buyers of unlawfully sold tickets
Subject : Data protection

23/11/2012
Reform of Pedlar laws proposed
Subject: Street trading/pedlars

21/11/2012
New Online Behavioural Advertising rules to come into force
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

20/11/2012
CLA launch new digital licence for Media Monitoring Organisations
Subject: Intellectual property/copyright/media monitoring

20/11/2012
GBP150 million for businesses to build skilled workforce
Subject: Finance and funding

16/11/2012
‘An equality too far’ housing trust manager wins wrongful dismissal case
Subject: Employment/breach of contract

16/11/2012
Train conductor dismissed for alleged dishonesty loses appeal
Subject: Employment/Unfair dismissal

16/11/2012
Inventor of Reggae Reggae sauce resists appeal
Subject: Intellectual property/breach of confidence

14/11/2012
Pollution control in Scotland
Subject: Environment and waste control (Scotland)

14/11/2012
Carrier bag minimum charge regulation for NI
Subject: Environment and waste control/carrier bags (Northern Ireland)

13/11/2012
MHRA consults on EU proposals on medical device regulations
Subject: Medical devices

9/11/2012
Total’s objection to ‘youview’ trade mark application upheld
Subject : Intellectual property/trade marks

8/11/2012
Independent Scotland not automatically be entitled to EU membership
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers

8/11/2012
DEFRA consults on food info regulations
Subject: Food business

7/11/2012
Smoke control Northern Ireland
Subject: Fuels (Northern Ireland)

7/11/2012
Drinks promotions in NI
Subject: Alcohol sale and licenses activities/Drinks promotions

7/11/2012
Ofcom awards further local TV licences
Subject: Radio and television licensing

6/11/2012
Commons BIS Committee publishes report on Apprenticeship programme
Subject: Empoyment/Apprentices

5/11/2012
New powers for courts to improve justice for wronged consumers
Subject: Selling and marketing/Sales to consumers

2/11/2012
Radical revamp for workplace safety and health advice
Subject: Health and safety at work

31/10/2012
CIO draft legislation laid before Parliament
Subject: Charities

31/10/2012
Essex skip hire company and director fined
Subject: Environment and waste control

30/10/2012
Termination of UK firm’s agency not justified by employee’s ‘joke’
Subject: Selling and marketing/Agency and distribution

29/10/2012
New GMC licence to practise regulations
Subject: Healthcare professionals

29/10/2012
Online service for small businesses launched

Subject: Selling and marketing/exports and international

29/10/2012
Barclays Bank must reveal names of staff involved in rate rigging
Subject: Finance and funding 

25/10/2012
Orphan Rights Directive approved
Subject: Intellectual property/copyright

25/10/2012
BIS publishes draft regulations for company strategic report
Subject: Business organisations/limited companies

25/10/2012
‘Approximate’ description not a defence for accused estate agent
Subject: Estate agents/ Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

25/10/2014
FSA publishes mortgage market review
Subject: Finance and funding

24/10/2012
Vegetable supplier wins compensation for lost containers
Subject: Wrongful interference with goods (England and Wales)

24/10/2012
Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal in Birmingham equal pay case
Subject: Employment/equal pay

24/10/2012
Global Recalls Portal launched in Brussels
Subject: Product safety

23/10/2012
MoJ announces Deferred Prosecution Agreement measure
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers (England and Wales)

22/10/2012
Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2012
Subject: Food manufacture and selling

22/10/2012
Aviva seeking leave to appeal Sea Shell insurance decision
Subject: Insurance (England and Wales)

18/10/2012
North East Care Homes group win case on council fee approval
Subject: Social care, nursing and residential services

18/10/2012
OFT secures favourable ECJ ruling in Purely Creative case
Subject: Sales and marketing/Unfair commercial practices

18/10/2012
Growth and Infrastructure Bill rights will trump TVG applications
Subject: Property development (England and Wales)

18/10/2012
Court of Appeal upholds Samsung v Apple decision
Subject: Intellectual property/designs

18/10/2012
Consultation on ‘employee-owner’ status published
Subject: Employment/unfair dismissal

17/10/2012
ECHA advises registrants to check their company information in REACH-IT
Subject: Regulated products and substances (EU)

17/10/2012
Boots ‘organic’ hair product advertisement banned by ASA
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

17/10/2012
UK Green Investment Bank approved for EU state aid
Subject: Finance and funding

17/10/2012
UK Government launches new website
Subject: Government information

16/10/2012
Employee bound by unsigned contract
Subject: Employment/employment contract

15/10/2012
Bluetongue (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Subject: Farming (Wales)

15/10/2012
Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

12/10/2012
OFT urges top retailers to change their websites
Subject: Selling and marketing/E-commerce and Distance Selling Regulations

11/10/2012
ECJ upholds air passengers’ rights in denied boarding cases
Subject: Holidays and travel

10/10/2012
School development blocked by restrictive covenant
Subject: Property development (England and Wales)

09/10/2012
McLaren Racing may deduct £32m FIA fine from profits
Subject: Corporation tax

09/10/2012
SFO publishes revised bribery prosecution policies
Subject: Bribery Act 2010

09/10/2012
Contract to buy plot cancelled due to seller’s misrepresentation
Subject: Property development. Contract (England and Wales)
Source: British and Irish Legal Information Institute

09/10/2012
Government launches scheme to encourage residents to buy shares in local pub
Subject: Finance and funding. Public houses.

08/10/2012
Main contractor’s right to possess sub-contractor’s equipment on site
Subject: Building and construction work/standard contract (England and Wales)

08/10/2012
Chancellor announces share ownership idea for new employees
Subject: Employment. Government SME policy. Taxation.

08/10/2012
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft v Round And Metal Limited
Subject: Intellectual property/designs

08/10/2012
Housing company fails to stop British Gas winding up petition
Subject: Debt collection. Insolvency (England and Wales)

4/10/2012
Machine Games Duty Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2500)
Subject: Taxation

04/10/2012
FSA consults on new PRA and FCA regimes for Approved Persons
Subject: Financial services regulation

04/10/2012
£60m small business scheme launched through Regional Growth Fund
Subject: Finance and funding

03/10/2012
Estate agent loses Tribunal appeal against £3,000 OFT fine
Subject: Estate Agents. Money laundering regulation

03/10/2012
ASA bans poster for “skinny” diet book
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

01/10/2012
Defra consults on organic product testing
Subject: Food selling and manufacturing/organic produce

01/10/2012
Cadbury UK wins colour purple trade mark appeal
Subject: Intellectual property/trade marks

01/10/2012
Nominet consults on new, shorter .uk domain
Subject: Intellectual property/domain names

01/10/2012
IPO publishes updated guide
Subject: Intellectual property



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