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Latest news

Burges Salmon advises Isle of Wight Council on new waste collection contract

Resource and Waste Management experts from Burges Salmon have advised the Isle of Wight Council on its new long term integrated waste management contract with Amey. The Council has entered into a 25-year PFI-style agreement with Amey for the collection, treatment and disposal of the island’s waste.

Burges Salmon advises Resonance on UK's first full scale SITR fund

Funds and Tax experts from Burges Salmon have been advising Resonance Impact Investment Limited on the development of the UK's first full scale social investment tax relief (SITR) fund.

Burges Salmon shortlisted for brace of awards at British Legal Awards 2015

The Real Estate and Private Client teams at Burges Salmon have been shortlisted in the Property and Private Client Team of the Year categories respectively at the forthcoming Legal Week British Legal Awards. The award winners will be announced at an awards dinner in London on Wednesday 25 November.

Legal updates

Reduction in the extent to which safety law applies to self-employed people

From 1 October 2015, the scope of self-employed persons subject to the duty set in section 3 of the HSWA will be amended by the Deregulation Act 2015 (Health and Safety at Work) (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015.

Statutory demands relating to multiple debts with an aggregate over £750

The High Court has held that statutory demands will not necessarily be set aside if the undisputed debt is less than £750, where there other debts which would take the cumulative total over this limit. 

Ignorance is (not) bliss: SMEs fail to appreciate Bribery Act 2010

A recent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills shows a concerning lack of awareness and understanding of the Bribery Act 2010 amongst small and medium sized enterprises.

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Environment and Energy Law - Autumn 2015

This edition covers President Obama's speech at the GLACIER Conference in Alaska, the intentional flooding of Wallasea Island and more. 

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Concept – Autumn 2015

Our latest IP bulletin looks at Community Trade Marks, the economic cost of IPR infringement, the trade mark status of LEGO figures and more.