Will the floodgates open now that there are no more Blurred Lines?

October 24, 2018

After nearly five years of litigation the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit published its judgment in the case of Pharrell Williams v Frankie Christian Gaye et al (Case No. 15-56880) on 21 March 2018. The court upheld a verdict of copyright infringement against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over the best-selling track… Read more »

EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT – AUTUMN BRIEFING – 2018

October 11, 2018

Welcome to the Autumn 2018 Employment Law Briefing. In this edition we look at STEP BACK IN TIME – HOW SHOULD EMPLOYERS DEAL WITH AN EXTRA HOUR WHEN THE CLOCKS GO BACK? WHEN IS A RESIGNATION EFFECTIVE (OR NOT)? UNSIGNED EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS – SHOULD AN EMPLOYER BE CONCERNED? If you would like to discuss any… Read more »

Copyright if there’s no Brexit deal

October 4, 2018

The Government has produced a technical notice on “Copyright if there’s no Brexit deal” setting out what this will mean for “cross-border copyright”.  The notice is one of a series issued by the Government explaining what businesses should do to prepare for what it insists is the “unlikely” event that the UK leaves the EU… Read more »

TV/Employment Seminar

September 27, 2018

A tailored workshop on employment matters/hot topics in TV with real life examples discussed in groups. TV Indies, broadcasters and distributors are now more likely to be faced with tribunal litigation, whether claims have merit or not.  This follows as a result of the abolition of employment tribunal fees last year… We are holding a… Read more »

Live Artist Showcases, ReBalance Sessions

September 11, 2018

Back in April 2018, we were proud to announce our support of ReBalance: a programme developed by Festival Republic and the PRS Foundation to address gender imbalance within the music industry.  We are now excited to share the news about the live artist showcases, ReBalance Sessions, which will take place over the next few months… Read more »

Employment Seminar: An Employment Tribunal Masterclass

September 4, 2018

According to figures released for the first quarter of 2018, following the abolition of employment tribunal fees last year, the number of tribunal cases issued has more than doubled compared to the same period in 2017. Employers are now therefore more likely than in recent times, to be faced with tribunal litigation, whether claims are… Read more »