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JCB receives compensation payment for product copying

JCB receives compensation payment for product copying

JCB has agreed terms of settlement with an Asian manufacturer of backhoe loaders regarding allegations of product copying of JCBs iconic 3CX backhoe loader.  JCB has received an undisclosed settlement payment and the manufacturer has agreed to fundamentally redesign their backhoe loader. This follows on from court actions that JCB also undertook against three Asian […]

Unite turns to courts to prevent rural poverty

Unite turns to courts to prevent rural poverty

Unite the union is seeking legal advice over a high court challenge to the government’s announcement of abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB), which the union says will force thousands into poverty in rural areas. The union believes that the government has failed to consider the impact of the changes on the rural community, […]

Unapproved pesticides not worth the risk

Arable farmers are reminded to check carefully that they only use approved herbicides this autumn and that enforcement agencies are on the alert for illegal use. Over the past couple of seasons, there has been a considerable change in approved products with old favourites, such as isoproturon and trifluralin, losing their approval, says Voluntary Initiative […]

Review of Compulsory Purchase imperative, says CLA

Review of Compulsory Purchase imperative, says CLA

The CLA today (6 October) said the Conservatives confirmation that the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line from London to Birmingham will branch off to Manchester and Leeds makes it imperative for the Government to review compulsory purchase laws. The Association urged landowners significantly affected by the Y shaped network to consider applying to the […]

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