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Immigration employment sponsor offer

From 11pm on 31 December 2020, migrants from the specific areas of the EU, no longer have the automatic right to remain and work in the UK. They have until 30 June 2021 to make an application under the EU settlement scheme. We have put together a fixed rate sponsor application package to support you.

It’s time to say “Thank you for the music” and update copyright legislation

Is it time to rethink music copyright legislation to ensure artists get a fairer deal when their songs are streamed?

Is Facebook’s historic data breach a cause for concern?

Our experts discuss Facebook’s historic data breach and how alarming it is.

European Union trade mark changes coming soon

If you or your business hold a European Union trade mark (EUTM), there’s a change in procedure that you should know about.
The transition period …

What happens when Find a Tender Service replaces OJEU?

When the Brexit transition ends at 11pm on 31 December, a new service replaces the EU’s OJEU – here’s what you need to know.

ICO fines hotel group for data breach

A global hotel group has been fined after a four year old data breach was identified, even though the business was in different hands when the cyber-attack originally occurred. Here’s how historic breaches can bite.

Pay promptly or pay the price!

Alison Walton, Head of Public Procurement, explores the regime in place to encourage prompt payment within supply chains and the implications that late payment …

Zero value tenders – are they valid?

Whether you’re a contracting authority, a contractor or supplier, a new ruling has changed how proposed fees in bids should be assessed. Our public procurement experts explain.

Make your mark

Banksy’s ‘flower bomber’ case highlights trade mark pitfalls for businesses, explains George Festing, our IP disputes specialist.

Five ways to stop others using your kitchen and bathroom construction plans

Tired of having your kitchen or bathroom designs ‘stolen’ and used by cheaper suppliers? It’s a frustration you can avoid, says Alex Craig – Head of Intellectual Property at law firm Muckle LLP.