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Latest news

Burges Salmon advises Mobeus on the buyout of Ward Thomas Group

Burges Salmon has advised its long-standing client Mobeus Equity Partners LLP on the combined debt and equity package that it has provided to support the £25m buyout of Ward Thomas Group, a brand-led specialist logistics, storage and removals business.

Burges Salmon advises DONG Energy on consent for Hornsea Project One 1,200MW offshore wind farm

Planning experts from Burges Salmon have advised DONG Energy, a partner in the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, on the Development Consent Order received on 10 December from the Department for Energy and Climate Change for the 1,200MW Hornsea Project One.

Burges Salmon expands Pensions team with four new appointments

Burges Salmon is continuing the expansion of its Pensions team with four new appointments. Crispin Freeman, Charlotte Osmond, Amy Davies and Stacey Yon have joined the practice, following the sustained growth across the firm’s pension client base.

Legal updates

The ban on corporate directors – LLPs and other proposed exceptions to the rule

This briefing discusses the recent proposal from the Department for Business and Innovation (BIS) which they have published regarding the exemptions to the planned prohibition on corporate directors.

Chemicals regulation and product stewardship: update

REACH regulators are being encouraged to move from ‘soft’ regulation, such as advice and guidance, towards fines and criminal penalties, according to the Head of European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Forum.

Are sentences for Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety offences set to increase?

The Sentencing Council’s consultation on ‘Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines’ will seek to address the lack of specific guidance in these sectors currently available to the Courts. 

An electronic brain
Concept Winter 2014

The latest issue of Burges Salmon's IP and technology bulletin looks at blocking injunctions for trade mark owners, the final instalment of the litigation between Specsavers and Asda and more.

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.