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Latest news

Burges Salmon advises ITM Power plc on £4.9m strategic investment by JCB

Burges Salmon’s Corporate team has advised the energy storage and clean fuel company, ITM Power plc, on the acquisition by JCB Research and Valebond Consultants Limited of a strategic shareholding in ITM. The investment makes them, in aggregate, ITM’s largest shareholder.

Burges Salmon announced as a sponsor for the ewe-nique art trail in London this month

Burges Salmon is delighted to announce that it will be one of the sponsors of a ewe-nique new art event coming to London very soon. The Shaun in the City art trail will begin on 28 March, with 50 sculptures of Shaun the Sheep arriving on the streets of the capital. 

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

Employers to publish gender pay gap data

Government plans to make UK employers with more than 250 employees publish gender pay data were announced this week. Burges Salmon's Employment team discusses the implications for employers.

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.

No refurbishment rates holidays

Businesses are entitled to a rates holiday if refurbishment means the building is unfit for occupation while works are ongoing. In such cases, ratepayers can request that the rateable value of the property is reduced to £1. But they might not be successful – as demonstrated by a recent Court of Appeal decision.

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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.