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Clone Wars and Food Fights: A step back for European Science?


Clone Wars and Food Fights: A step back for European Science? Posted on Sep 14, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | 0 Comments As the Roslin Institute prepares to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep (the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell) next year, the news last week was that the European Commission had voted to ban cloning of all farm animals, as well as the sale of cloned livestock, their offspring and products derived from them. However the ban does not cover cloning for research purposes, and does not...
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Do you employ mobile workers? If so the new ECJ judgement re travel time is likely to impact you.


Do you employ mobile workers? If so the new ECJ judgement re travel time is likely to impact you. Posted on Sep 11, 2015 by Hannah Roche  | 0 Comments Employers who employ workers who have to travel to appointments throughout the day will now need to take account of a new ruling of the European Court of Justice, made on 10 th September 2015.  The case, Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and another (c-266/14), involves a Spanish-based company whose technician workers travel in company vehicles to appointments across Spain. The company...
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A Walk in the Park


A Walk in the Park Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by Hayley Anderson  | 0 Comments   Steve Jobs was renowned for taking ‘walking meetings’, but how could getting outside free up your business? There’s more to it than just fresh air and a nice view. Outdoor meetings can increase energy, productivity and help you de-stress.   It seems frightening to think that on average people are spending 9.3 hours a day sitting down: for many this is longer than they spend sleeping or doing anything else throughout the day. In an attempt to ditch the boardroom, the concept of...
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Changes in UK Consumer Law

Changes in UK Consumer Law Posted on Aug 20, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | 0 Comments Currently, UK consumer law is a mix of EU-derived and UK-specific rules. The Consumer Rights Bill will replace some, but not all, of the UK’s current legislation with regard to business to consumer transactions, including the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (these two acts will still apply to business to business transactions). What’s New? Digital Content For the first time rights on digital content will be set out in legislation. The CRA will give...
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Crowdfunding – Coping with the Consequences


Crowdfunding – Coping with the Consequences Posted on Jul 31, 2015 by Sandy Finlayson  | 0 Comments   Congratulations – you have just completed a successful equity crowdfunding round as you have welcomed 500 new shareholders to your company – now what?   There are many practical consequences for a small company in suddenly finding itself with a greatly enhanced shareholder base.  The purpose of this note is to flag up the important issues and suggests ways in which they might be dealt with. Rules of Engagement Some of the crowdfunding platforms use a nominee arrangement which leaves their nominee...
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