Archive for April 2019

New EU super-database raises concerns for civil liberties and security

Civil Liberties groups and security experts have voiced concerns over the EU’s proposed new super-database.  The EU has approved the creation of the gigantic database which will aggregate the identity and biometric details of an estimated 350 million citizens. The “Common Identity Repository” (CIR) is intended to help EU border and law enforcement officers search […]

National Stress Awareness Month: Tackling Workplace Stress

According to a recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Labour Force Survey, published in October 2018, 15.4 million working days were lost last year due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. As April is National Stress Awareness Month, it is an appropriate time to examine the reasons why employees are stressed at work and what […]

Dispute Resolution Webinar

This webinar includes: • The Nature of Disputes • Managing Objectives, Emotions and Influence • The Five Phases of Negotiated Settlement • Benefits of Direct and Mediated Negotiation • Picking the right form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) • Using Litigation as a tool for Settlement

The Supreme Court lands a (soft) blow to landlords opposing tenancy renewals…

Tenants and landlords who are party to Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) tenancies should sit up and take note of recent landmark Supreme Court decision, S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd (2018) UKSC 62.  In short, the decision makes it more difficult for landlords to oppose the granting of a new […]

Court of Appeal breathes life into collective proceedings against MasterCard

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of a group of consumers against the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s refusal to certify their collective proceedings against MasterCard which it held was “premature and wrong”. The group is represented by Mr Walter Merricks who had unsuccessfully applied in 2016 to the tribunal for a collective proceedings order. The […]

gunnercooke Corporate Partner Amanda Allen Leads Team On Sale Of Butler And Young Group

gunnercooke Corporate Partner Amanda Allen has provided legal advice to the shareholders of Butler and Young Group on the sale of the £10m-turnover building control and fire safety consultancy to France-headquartered SOCOTEC Group. Butler and Young Group has15 offices across the UK and encompasses Butler & Young Approved Inspectors, Trenton Fire and Butler & Young […]