Uber is again appealing the decision of a court regarding the employment status of its taxi drivers. The Court of Appeal held by a majority that drivers are in fact workers and are entitled to such rights as paid leave, minimum wage and sick pay. The decision upholds the original decisions of the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
The government announced at the end of 2018 its plans to re-introduce an increase of the probate application fee. The change would scrap the flat fee for all estates above £5,000 in favour of a probate fee based the value of the estate.
The proposed merger between popular food retailers Sainsbury and Asda was announced in April 2018 and has been headline news in the press since. The deal was to supposedly result in a guaranteed 10% cut in food prices, greater efficiency and an improved level of customer services.
Commercial property in the north west has been performing above and beyond expectations in recent years with a 46% increase in investment activity to over 4 billion in 2017. During 2018, there were a total of 31 schemes completed in Manchester, compromising a mix of residential developments, offices, hotels and educational facilities.
Aldi has become the latest company to fall victim to allegations of infringement of intellectual property rights. In what is truly set to be a David vs Goliath – esque battle, BabaBing, the small private limited company is now taking legal action against the multinational corporation.
It has now been over a year since the introduction of the dreaded GDPR. In the months preceding its incorporation, board and meeting rooms were awash with worried mummers and apocalyptic prophecies – but what has actually been the effect of GDPR?