The Summer of Sport is now upon us – the World Cup is well underway; Wimbledon starts today; and it won’t be too long before other sporting events such as the Tour de France, Grand Prix and the Open at Carnoustie find their way in to the TV schedule. Step aside Love Island!
With the take-up of paternity leave said to be as low as 2% across Europe, the EU Council in Luxembourg has agreed to extend paid paternity and parental leave in a bid to increase take-up of the policy across the EU.
In part 1 of our series on seasonality, we looked at some of the finest home-grown foods appearing on shop shelves as summer approaches. In part 2, we take a close look at the benefits of eating in season.
In March of this year, we released an update on Louboutin’s struggle to have their colour trademark recognised by the European Courts as valid. On 12th June, the ECJ issued its judgment in the preliminary ruling case referred to it by the Dutch District Court (Rechtbank Den Haag) favouring Louboutin and confirming that its colour trademark (Pantone 18 1663TP to be exact!) was valid under European rules.
In December 2017, a judicial review was raised at the Court of Session by Andy Wightman, MSP & Ors, seeking an answer to the question of whether the UK Government’s notice of intention to withdraw from the European Union in terms of Article 50.2 TEU could be revoked by the UK unilaterally.
The UK’s highest court has handed down its judgment in the Pimlico Plumbers (“Pimlico”) case, ruling that Mr Smith was a worker despite being VAT-registered, paying self-employed tax and working under a contract describing him as an “independent contractor”. The decision upholds previous findings of the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal who had all reached the same conclusions in favour of Mr Smith.
In the first of a series of posts shedding a spotlight on the best seasonal Scottish produce, we take a look at a select few of the finest home-grown foods featuring on local shop shelves as summer approaches. Seasonal food is food at its freshest and most flavoursome and we shall look at this and next month’s pick of what’s on offer.
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