The Partners of CMS UK, Nabarro and Olswang have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a proposal to combine their firms and create a new City powerhouse that will become the world’s sixth largest law firm by lawyer headcount and sixth largest in the UK by revenue...
The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has announced that it is launching an investigation into online gambling operators amidst fears of consumer law breaches. The investigation will form part of a joint programme of work with the Gambling Commission (the “Commission”), following in the wake of concerns raised by the Commission earlier this year surrounding the fairness of licensees’ consumer-facing terms.
The EU General Court has issued three decisions this week relating to stylised trade marks incorporating letters owned by fashion brands. The decisions provide interesting examples of how registrations of stylised letters are perceived and the breadth of the protection they afford.
In the case of British Gas Trading Limited v Lock and another the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) can and should be read to require employers to include certain results-based commission paid to workers when calculating the rate of pay for the basic statutory four weeks’ holiday entitlement.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a ruling against William Hill for failing to make clear in the body of one of its ads that a free bet offer applied only to bets of certain odds.