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Judging equality at the BBC

The BBC’s gender pay gap is below the national average – but the broadcaster still has serious problems on equal pay and diversity. Jennifer Millins and Camilla Down examine the review the BBC commissioned a retired judge to conduct.

COTY - The ECJ sides with owners of luxury brands

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has ruled that a supplier of luxury goods can prevent its authorised distributors - part of the supplier's selective distribution system - from selling those luxury goods via third-party platforms such as 'amazon.de'.

SBID launches Intellectual Property initiative

The Society of British and International Design (SBID) launched the SBID Intellectual Property (IPP) initiative on Tuesday at the House of Commons.

Keeping crime out of gambling

Niki Stephens,examines anti-money laundering regulations in Great Britain and how they relate to online gaming.

Morrisons data leak judgment: Adam Rose on BBC Radio Scotland

In an important High Court judgment handed down on 1 December 2017, the supermarket chain Morrisons has been found liable for breach of the Data Protection Act.

Recruitment sector M&A and the impact of Brexit

Nick Davis, partner, head of Corporate and head of the Recruitment Services Group at Mishcon de Reya LLP, discusses the impact Brexit is having, and may continue to have, on recruitment sector M&A.

Financial Remedies Courts should lead to ‘greater predictability’

Legal experts believe new Financial Remedies Courts (FRCs) should provide claimants and respondents with greater predictability, when resolving financial claims on relationship breakdown.

2017/18 Data Security & Protection Requirements and the WannaCry report

In light of the UK Department of Health (‘DOH’) publishing its 2017/18 Data Security and Protection Requirements on 30 October 2017, and the National Audit Office (‘NAO’) publishing its report on the findings of its Investigation: WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS on 27 October 2017, Stefania Littleboy of Mishcon de Reya looks at the lessons learned from major UK data breach incidents in 2017 and discusses the potential implications of the two aforementioned documents for the healthcare sector.

Fraud Insights: Director Disqualification and Compensation Orders: An Update

The Government has recently published guidance on compensation orders which will be of interest to directors and practitioners.

The Mayor of London's draft London Plan. How achievable is it?

Anita Rivera, Head of Planning and Daniel Farrand, Managing Associate consider the potential impact of two of the key components of the Mayor of London's draft London Plan

Google data breach case

Mishcon de Reya is spearheading a landmark class action against Google over claims it unlawfully collected the personal data of millions of iPhone users.

Esports Insider Careers Series – Max Nicolaides – Mishcon de Reya

The Esports Insider Careers Series is back, with another interview around law.

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Fear Of Tax, Regulation Could Spur Beer-Like M&A Boom, Analyst Says

Pending regulation and taxes could ignite a boom in online gambling mergers and acquisitions next year that could herald massive consolidation like that seen in the global beer industry, one that has left three giant brewing companies and a host of niche craft brewers, one analyst said on Friday.

November - Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

The Court of Appeal in the Dreelan case considers a taxpayer’s appeal in relation to the ten-year charge applicable to trusts.

Cohabitees and the common misconception about common-law marriage

The family law group Resolution has commissioned a ComRes poll which found that "two-thirds of people in cohabiting relationships are unaware that there is no such as thing as ‘common-law marriage’ in this country".

What now for the Community Infrastructure Levy, after the Budget response to recommendations to scale it back?

Anita Rivera comments on the potential changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) as revealed in the Autumn Budget.

Concerns over UK’s fading influence after EMA departure

This week’s decision to relocate the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam has been greeted as the least damaging outcome for the European Union’s medicines regulator, which must leave London by the end of March 2019.

Cross-border pest control

A recent High Court case showed the effectiveness of using civil litigation to tackle the illegal pesticides trade.

Consumer Rights Act 2015: Two years on

An article looking at developments in private competition law claims in the UK since the Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015.

Property Week TechBytes: Mishcon de Reya Real Estate department host proptech seminar with Property Week, Leverton and KPMG

On 2 November 2017, experts gathered at our Holborn offices for the first in a series of Property Week TechByte seminars to discuss the opportunities, challenges and progress of prop tech in the real estate industry.