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The manufacturers of branded pharmaceutical products could have to repay more than a fifth of their sales from the supply of medicines to the NHS in England to the UK government in 2021 under new proposals that have been published. 17 Aug 2018
Listed companies must be prepared to appropriately explain the difference between chief executive and average worker pay ahead of the introduction of new pay ratio reporting requirements, an expert has said. 17 Aug 2018
The law of defamation aims to protect reputation, and applies to both individuals and companies.
The law protects people's right to privacy in a number of ways.
The law of malicious falsehood aims to protect economic interests. Malicious falsehood claims are sometimes made in tandem with, or as an alternative to, defamation claims.
Under the Protection from Harassment Act of 1997 (PHA) harassing someone can be a criminal offence and can give rise to civil action.
Businesses found to have infringed patent rights can face potentially substantial bills for compensation and a block on the manufacture, supply and sale of infringing products.
Businesses that are involved in patent litigation incur costs when engaging legal advisers. Some of these costs may be recoverable from the other side, but there are rules around costs that parties to litigation should familiarise themselves with.
The UK government has endorsed technology which allows electric vehicle owners to supply electricity stored by the vehicle batteries back to the grid. 17 Aug 2018
Businesses face the prospect of long-term major disruption to their operations unless the UK's Brexit proposals are met with a positive and constructive response from the remaining EU member states, the UK's business secretary has said. 17 Aug 2018
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