Pension scheme trustees given top priority

2 February 2012

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision in the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc/Nortel Networks Corp case, confirming that in insolvency proceedings, pension scheme trustees will have super priority status as creditors above other unsecured claims.

Court case: can manufacturers ban internet sales of products?

1 February 2012

European Court of Justice Case-439/09: Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l’Autorité de la Concurrence and Ministre de l’Economie, de l’Industrie et de l’Emploi: Absolute ban on internet sales in the context of selective distribution agreements. Neil Baylis reports.

Transport issues for section 14 of an SDS

1 February 2012

In this article, Phil Todd takes a look at the various issues surrounding the safety data sheet (SDS) with reference to section 14 on Transport Information.

The patent box of treats

1 February 2012

The government’s patent box policy could mean big tax breaks for companies with significant income from intellectual property, says Gary Moss

First-aid boxes and equipment

1 February 2012

Guidance covering the content of first-aid boxes has recently changed and is applicable from the beginning of 2012. What is the latest guidance and what do employers have to do to comply? Martin Hodgson explains.