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Latest news

Burges Salmon shortlisted for Employment Team of the Year at national awards

The Employment team from Burges Salmon has been shortlisted in the Employment Team of the Year category at the forthcoming The Lawyer Awards 2015. The shortlisting recognises the fact that the team is increasingly active in cross-border work. 

Burges Salmon partner named Lawyer of the Year at national awards

Beatrice Puoti, a partner in the Private Wealth team from Burges Salmon, has been successful in the Lawyer of the Year category at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2015. The awards are held annually to find the best advisers and managers in the global industry.

Burges Salmon retains 100 per cent of trainee solicitors

Burges Salmon is pleased to report that it has offered all of its current final year trainee solicitors positions upon qualification in September 2015. The firm's trainee retention rate has averaged 94 per cent over the last three years as it continues to grow and invest in its trainee solicitor programme.

Legal updates

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for commercial buildings

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations have now received approval from both Houses of Parliament and will ensure that buildings rented for commercial use in the private sector meet minimum energy efficiency standards. 

Retailers, consumers, payment cards and interchange fees

April has two pieces of potentially good news for businesses and consumers accepting and using payment cards: the new Payment Systems Regulator and the capping of interchange fees for payments made with debit and credit cards. 

Employers' liability for stress at work

Where an employee suffers a psychiatric illness caused by workplace stress, the employer will be liable if the injury was reasonably foreseeable. The decision in Easton v B&Q Plc shows that proving that an injury is 'reasonably foreseeable' can be a difficult task for an employee.

Planning law newsletter
Planning & CPO – Spring 2015

Welcome to the Spring 2015 issue of our Planning & CPO newsletter, in which we consider current issues and news in planning law in the run up to the General Election.

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Environment and Energy Law – Spring 2015

The latest edition features an update on the amendments to Environmental Permitting Regulations, the recent ClientEarth case and more.