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Latest news

Burges Salmon secures UK seabed zone rights for Wave Hub and Minesto

The Renewable Energy team from Burges Salmon has assisted in securing seabed rights for a total of four wave and tidal energy zones for its clients Minesto and Wave Hub in a leasing process managed by The Crown Estate.

Burges Salmon runs second annual Bright Sparks work experience programme

Burges Salmon has once again opened access to the legal profession as part of its social mobility agenda with two one-week work experience programmes entitled Bright Sparks.

Burges Salmon shortlisted at STEP 2014/15 Private Client Awards

Burges Salmon's leading Private Client practice has been named as a finalist in the "Legal Team of the Year – Large Firm" category at the STEP 2014/15 Private Client Awards. The international awards recognise outstanding and complex work across the private wealth sector.

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. The prescriptive procedure for considering requests has also been simplified.

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Quaystone newsletter – July 2014

In this edition of our Construction and Engineering newsletter, we consider what an active construction market may mean to the industry, following years of recession.

Burges Salmon Glossary of Nuclear Terms - July 2014

Our revised comprehensive glossary of key terms and acronyms explains some of the terminology encountered in the nuclear sector.