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Latest news

Burges Salmon advises Skanska on £8 million land sale

Real Estate sector experts from Burges Salmon have advised property development and construction group Skanska UK on an £8 million residential development land sale. The site, located in Bath, has been sold with planning permission for 39 homes. 

Burges Salmon shortlisted for Property Team of the Year at legal industry awards

Burges Salmon has been shortlisted in the Property Team of the Year category at the Legal Week British Legal Awards for its work advising the Co-operative Group on the sale of its Farms business. 

Burges Salmon advises Seagreen on consents for Firth of Forth offshore wind farms

Burges Salmon's Planning and Energy sector experts have advised Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd on the offshore consents received from the Scottish Government for Phase 1 of its 3,500MW Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Zone.

Legal updates

EU Commission's controversial view on UK 'traffic light' labelling

The European Commission is investigating whether the UK's 'traffic light' food labelling is compatible with EU law, following Italy's complaint that it is an illegal bar to free trade. The investigation highlights the tensions that can exist between food policy in some member states and the wider trade interests of the EU.

The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that holiday pay calculations should include commission

In its judgment in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has held that commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay in addition to basic salary. 

Flexible working changes

All employees (with 26 weeks' continuous service) now have the right to request flexible working. Previously, the right only applied to parents of children under 17 or for those caring for an adult.

Employment In Focus Newsletter
In Focus – Autumn 2014

In the Autumn edition of In Focus, our quarterly employment law update, we look at shared parental leave, workplace email policy and government guidance on BYOD.

An electronic brain
Concept Autumn 2014

The latest edition of Burges Salmon's IP and Technology bulletin looks at the implications of DRIP, the Creative Content UK scheme to combat internet piracy and more.