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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Health and Safety Law and Mental Health and Wellbeing – Continuing the Conversation

Mental health issues have been at the forefront of news and social media headlines in recent months, with many high profile celebrities involved in raising awareness and getting people talking about a topic which is still surrounded by stigma.

One in four of us will be affected by a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, at some point in our lives. That may be down to work related stress, or it may be as a result of something going on at home or elsewhere in our personal lives.

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Grenfell: One year on, where are we now?

The anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the 30th anniversary of Piper Alpha sadly fall close together. Against the backdrop of both milestone dates the formal inquiry into Grenfell has been running and tragic evidence heard from survivors, with painful echoes of disasters of the past, including Piper.

Dame Judith Hackitt, tasked with reporting on and making recommendations following Grenfell also drew powerful similarities between the Grenfell and Piper Alpha tragedies in an interim report. HerRead more

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Success For Christian Louboutin In Long-Running Trade Mark Battle

Luxury French shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, appears to be close to winning a five-year legal battle to enforce the trade mark of his brand’s distinctive red soles.  Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ruled in favour of the designer after he sought to prevent Dutch high street retailer Van Haren from selling its own version of red-soled high-heeled footwear.

Although a trade mark of a colour is not wholly unusual in the US, with brands such as UPS and Tiffany & Co successfully gaining such protections, the EU courts have been stricter and sho

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