The free movement of capital, people, services, and goods are the four fundamental pillars upon which the European Union ("EU") stands. The free movement of goods across the EU often creates friction with trade mark owners wanting to control how third parties deal with goods bearing their trade marks.
In Colino Sigüenza v Ayuntamiento de Valladolid and others, the European Court of Justice considered whether a five month gap between contracts to manage a music school prevented there being a transfer of an undertaking, and whether dismissals of the outgoing contractor's staff were for an economic, technical or organisational reason entailing changes in the workforce.
On 24 July 2018, the Government published the long-awaited revised National Planning Policy Framework ('NPPF2'). This article sets out 10 key areas within NPFF2, which we consider will be of interest to our contacts involved in the housing sector.
Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has drafted a report for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), providing guidance for local authorities and other public bodies on developing heat network projects in collaboration with non-public investors in the UK.