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Dream Team: Are our young talents simply playing fantasy football?

At the top end of football and rugby, salaries are on the climb due to lucrative TV deals and profitable club sponsorshipIn fact, where fast cars, flashy lifestyles and eye watering salaries appear the norm, it may come as surprise to some that not all is as it seems in the world of sport. Recent […]

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Lock, stock and holiday pay to include commission

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the finding of the employment tribunal in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited that the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) can and should be read to require employers to include commission paid to workers when calculating the rate of pay for a worker’s “European” holiday […]

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Leeds United – Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

Last week Leeds United announced a ‘significant’ improvement in its finances, despite a fall in turnover to £24.4m, down from £25.3m. The overall losses at the Whites were reduced significantly from £22.9m in its 2014 financial year to £2m. The financial improvements stemmed from £9.8m generated by player transfers, including the £11m fee paid by […]

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Contactless cards and ‘digital pickpocketing’

Many of you will have seen the recent articles in the press of people reportedly using contactless card readers to ‘digitally pickpocket’ unsuspecting victims. In this blog I look at the legal position if you find yourself a victim of such an attack. I should start by saying that there is still some debate over […]

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Adidas axe Adam; Sunderland Striker has his boot deal terminated

Adidas has terminated its boot contract with Adam Johnson. The German sportswear manufacturer reacted quickly after the Sunderland midfielder pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one of grooming in an ongoing case at Bradford crown court. The Black Cats winger admitted he kissed a 15-year-old girl after grooming her over the […]

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‘Have a Break’

Unknown to most, a legal argument about a chocolate bar has been raging now for years and despite a High Court decision last week the battle is set to continue. The case involves trade marks, specifically a three-dimensional mark in the shape of the four-fingered version of the KitKat. In the UK it is possible […]

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Who owns the copyright in a monkey selfie? Part 2

Every now and again a legal case will capture the imagination of the public. The monkey ‘selfie’ case is one such example. Back in August 2014 we reported on the exploits of UK wildlife photographer David Slater. In 2011 Mr. Slater took up residence with a troop of crested black macaque monkeys in Indonesia with […]

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Do you really own your web domain?

Unfortunately, many businesses do not own their web domain name. A domain name belongs to the person who is named as the registered proprietor and that may not be you or your business. If you instruct a third party (such as a web developer or designer) to register the domain as part of a general […]

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Gayle Force – Sexist comments won’t simply blow over

A recent post match interview saw West Indian cricketer star Chris Gayle make sexist comments to Mel McLaughlin, a Network Ten sports reporter. After his impressive performance in the game, Gayle was asked about his big-hitting style to which he replied “To see your eyes for the first time is nice. Hopefully we can have […]

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Capital Gains and Stamp Duty – changes to deadline for filing and payment Capital Gains

The government has announced that it intends to bring forward the date for payment of CGT on gains arising from the disposal of residential property. Instead of the current due date of 31 January following the tax year of disposal, tax will be payable within 30 days of completion. This payment date will apply to […]

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