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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 has increased its trainee intake for 2014 from 24 to 27 trainees – which represents a 12.5 per cent growth – and is also planning a further increase over the next three years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our revised comprehensive glossary of key terms and acronyms explains some of the terminology encountered in the nuclear sector.
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