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Latest news

Burges Salmon advises Marks & Spencer on landmark green gas deal

Energy sector experts from Burges Salmon have advised Marks & Spencer (M&S) in relation to its sector-leading use of biomethane. M&S will become the first retailer in the UK to purchase Biomethane Gas Certificates, a move that will lower its carbon footprint by over 6,400 tonnes

Burges Salmon advises Business Growth Fund on £3.6m sustainable energy investment

Burges Salmon has advised its client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £3.6 million investment in sustainable energy firm Ecovision (Group) Limited.

Burges Salmon advises Co-operative Group on sale of Farms business for £249 million to the Wellcome Trust

A multidisciplinary team from Burges Salmon has advised Co-operative Group on the sale of its Farms business. The net proceeds of the Farms sale will be used to further reduce The Co-operative’s debt and invest in its core businesses.

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.

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Quaystone newsletter – September 2014

In this month's Quaystone, we focus on unconventional energy and the challenges facing those keen to develop shale gas in the UK. 

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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.