Playing safe: liability and products for children | Shook, Hardy & Bacon

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Life for those who look after children can feel like one long risk assessment. When purchasing products designed specifically for children, parents expect the highest safety standards. Sarah Croft, of Shook, Hardy & Bacon International, assesses product liability issues and the regulatory environment for children’s products in Europe and the UK.

Former employee slips through the net in breach of confidence claim | Macfarlanes

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The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Vestergaard Frandsen A/S (now known as MVF 3 ApS) & ors v Bestnet Europe Ltd & ors[2013] provides a helpful discussion of the circumstances in which an employee can or cannot be held liable for a breach of confidential information. The Supreme Court said that, ultimately, liability …

Greening 
your gas | Burges Salmon

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A combination of government policy and consumer and shareholder pressure over recent years has led to many UK companies developing and implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, which for some are becoming an integral part of their brand. A common aspect of many CSR programmes is a commitment to reduce energy usage, increase energy efficiency …

The broke broker: justly enriched? Benedetti v Sawiris in the Supreme Court | Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP

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It really happens, apparently, in the world of international high finance: a broker is so keen to close the deal that they somehow forget to get their fee agreed. More realistically, of course, they are looking to time their agreement to the point at which the principal is in the best mood to agree the …