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Latest news

Burges Salmon tops European League Table for number of Clean Energy deals

Burges Salmon has once again been ranked as one of the top legal advisers in Clean Energy Pipeline’s Clean Energy Europe Finance Guide 2015, retaining the first place ranking for its Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A sector work by number of deals.

Burges Salmon appointed to Costain Legal Panel

Burges Salmon has been appointed to the Costain Group PLC legal panel, for three years from 2015 to 2017, to provide legal advice across its business including in relation to Construction and Engineering, Insurance, Real Estate, Corporate, IP/IT/Data Protection and Employment.

Burges Salmon breaks 2GW barrier in UK solar market

Energy sector experts from Burges Salmon have advised on over 2GW of solar PV installations in the UK since the introduction of the first feed-in tariff in April 2010.

Legal updates

Update on holiday pay and commission

The Leicester Employment Tribunal has issued its judgment in Lock v British Gas confirming that commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. This is an important development in the growing line of European and UK cases that have determined that workers are entitled to their normal remuneration when they are on holiday.

Employers to publish gender pay gap data

UK employers with 250 or more employees will have to publish gender pay data now that the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act has become law.

Accident “very likely” caused by fatigue still basis for safety prosecution

The Court of Appeal recently dismissed appeals brought by Balfour Beatty and Enterprise following the death of a member of the public driving through a temporary traffic management system on the A50. The case reaffirmed some well-known principles but is a timely reminder of the factors considered in health and safety prosecutions.

An electronic brain
Concept – Spring 2015

The latest edition of Burges Salmon's Intellectual Property newsletter includes the trade mark battle between Enterprise and Europcar and a ruling on Rihanna's battle with Topshop over the use of her image on a t-shirt.

Food, Farming and Land Quarterly – Winter-Spring 2015

This special edition focuses on the 2015 Oxford Farming Conference. We look at the OFC report and other themes to come out of this year's conference.