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Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest
Employment Issues

Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest

According to new research(£) carried out for the Financial Times by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory, more than three-quarters of EU citizens currently working in certain industries and sectors in the UK under free movement provisions would not meet the current visa requirements post Brexit.  Although there are still many unknowns and the law would be likely … Continue reading

Trending now: the Hashtag Trademark
In the News / Social Media

Trending now: the Hashtag Trademark

According to recent reports in the Wall Street Journal, 1,398 hashtag trademark applications were filed globally in 2015, compared with only 7 in 2010 and 103 in 2014. Although only around half of applications are currently being approved, the statistics are suggestive that hashtags are a valued commodity that warrant protection where social media dominates … Continue reading

Celebrity injunction: In the digital age, will we see a civil court with worldwide jurisdiction?
Legal Topics / Social Media

Celebrity injunction: In the digital age, will we see a civil court with worldwide jurisdiction?

If you’re reading this, I am pretty sure you will already know the real identity of PJS and YMA – the pseudonyms of a well-known celebrity married couple – who have been fighting since January to keep their names out of the British press. But in 2016, when the internet and social media drive and dominate the news and … Continue reading

Social media podcast – Five Keys To Developing And Implementing A Social Media Policy
Employment Issues / Social Media

Social media podcast – Five Keys To Developing And Implementing A Social Media Policy

Once again, I joined Krisha De to discuss some recent social media and law stories from the news. This month’s focus was social media policies.  The five key points to consider when preparing or reviewing a social media policy are: The importance of having a social media policy Make sure the policy is relevant to your organisation … Continue reading

Does tweeting brother of Masters champion need schooling in social media misconduct?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Does tweeting brother of Masters champion need schooling in social media misconduct?

He may have trended worldwide and have been labelled an overnight ‘Twitter champ’, but could Danny Willett’s school teacher brother, Peter (PJ), be disciplined for his entertaining online commentary? Whilst his brother was winning the Masters, becoming the first European champion in 17 years, PJ was live-tweeting reactions from his living room in Sheffield. As … Continue reading