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It’s the final day of… Wagatha Christie

Today is the last day of the Wagatha Christie trial between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney with their lawyers giving their closing arguments in the High Court. This all started when Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking her private Instagram stories, and other stories about Coleen, to The Sun.

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Is being called ‘bald’ sex harassment? Yes, according the employment tribunal.

Under the Equality Act, employees are protected from discrimination relating to (among other protected characteristics) age and sex. In a recent case, Tony Finn claimed that he had been a victim of sex harassment in the work place after his supervisor called him a ‘bald c**t’. The Claimant also claimed age discrimination as he originally said he was called an ‘old bald c**t’ but the tribunal did not accept this had been said. The claimant was more upset about the comments about his appearance than the use of the strong ‘Anglo-Saxon’ language.

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About Tyson Fury, Trademarking and Food…

What do Trademarking, Tyson Fury, and ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW have in common? Plenty! In recent news, Tyson agreed to tie in with Iceland for his upcoming energy foods and drinks range, Furocity, with plans to include pizzas, pastries, and confectionery products in the near future. Although we have not personally…

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CHELSEA FC GOES COLD… DEFROSTING THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch faces sanctions from the UK government as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. His assets are frozen and Chelsea FC is caught in the mix, they have limits on what they can legally do with the sanctions in place.…

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Come Back from Covid- Convention Celebration!

After the enforced 18 months Covid break, the ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION 2021 held its special back from Covid celebration with almost 300 decision makers from across the region. After a warm welcome by tribal zebra people, delegates sat down for a scrumptious lunch and drinks at the Grand hotel, Brighton.…

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Acumen’s Corporate Team Completes International Business Sale

Head of Corporate Alvin Ittoo and his team recently completed the sale of leading VAT technology firm euVAT Online to global tax-tech solutions provider Cygnet Infotech. The transaction was an asset sale involving the acquisition of the goodwill, business and intellectual property rights comprising the euVAT Online business. The business…

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EU deems UK ‘adequate’ – Victory for UK businesses

On 28 June 2021 the EU Commission made an announcement on the adequacy decision of the United Kingdom concluding that the UK’s data protection legislation, which incorporates the EU’s GDPR, was adequate. This decision is very positive for the country and especially for business who operate in the UK but…

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Mandatory Covid vaccines for care workers

The government are preparing to announce a mandatory covid vaccination for all care staff caring for older people with staff being required to have the jab within the next 16 weeks or face the consequences. The Care sector is facing a recruitment crisis and experts predict the new rules are…

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Socialising whilst off sick…what’s your view?

Mr Kane, worked as a driver for Debmat and suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He had had several absences from work inlucidng in March 2020. On this occasion, he was spotted by a colleague (Mr Johnson) standing outside a social club smoking. He appeared to have been hiding…

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