Recent insights

International Innovation Week launches at Womble Bond Dickinson

16 Mar 2018
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.

Pre-cancerous condition was a deemed disability

15 Mar 2018
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.

Hammond's first Spring Statement reports improved growth for the UK economy

13 Mar 2018
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.

The SPV that lost its P

09 Mar 2018
Equitix ESI CHP (Wrexham) Limited (Equitix) engaged Bester Generacion UK Limited (Bester) to design and build the Wrexham Biomass Fired Energy Generating Plant under a contract dated 29 April 2016. Equitix was an SPV created for the purposes of the project, whilst Bester was a contractor specialising in renewable energies.