Womble Bond Dickinson has joined the Mayflower 400 Plymouth Founders Club, an initiative launched to commemorate the 400th anniversary, in 2020, of the Mayflower’s historic sailing to America from Plymouth.
From 19-23 March, transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson is holding an International Innovation Week. More than 19 events are taking place in the US and UK, looking at innovative technology that is transforming the legal industry and other sectors, how businesses challenge themselves to develop more efficient processes and new ways of engaging with clients to embed a culture of innovation.
In Lofty v Hamis (trading as First Café), the Employment Appeal Tribunal had to consider whether a claimant with a pre-cancerous skin lesion fell within paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Equality Act 2010, which deems cancer (and some other conditions) to be a disability.
The first Spring Statement painted an upbeat picture of improved growth for the UK economy and reduced debt. The Chancellor repeated many of the positive messages from the Autumn Budget as he reported on progress for home-building targets and the digital business world as well as historically high employment rates. There was however a note of caution that no one should expect a spending spree in November but the 'balanced' approach to continue.
No doubt you were affected by it when the Beast from the East swept across the UK a couple of weeks ago, covering the country in hail, snow and ice and disrupting your plans and routines. And you may have heard that there are now fears of a Beast from the East Part 2 this weekend.