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Early Conciliation and Second Certificates

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement,...

High Court Rules on Fall-Out From Wine Company Insolvency

Insolvency proceedings that arise in the midst of an ongoing trading relationship can sometimes...

Restrictive Covenant Modification Enables Home Development

Restrictive covenants often date back many years and a delicate balance sometimes has to be struck...

Organised Grouping of NHS Carers Embroiled in TUPE Dispute

Whether or not the employment of an organised grouping of workers has been transferred from one...

Workplace Bans on Religious Symbols and Dress

In ruling on a question concerning the interpretation of EU Directive 2000/78/EC, which...

Cartel Whistleblower Avoids Massive Fine

Being in a cartel is unlawful and is a risky business – especially when one of the cartel...

Unfair Dismissal - 'Lifetime Loss' Cases

When an employee succeeds in a claim for unfair dismissal, the compensation awarded by the...

Can't Agree a Commercial Rent? Court Steps In

Calculation of commercial rents is more of an art than a science and disputes are sadly common....

Directors Guilty of Misfeasance in Insolvency Proceedings

Some directors will always sadly be tempted to denude troubled businesses of their assets before...

Developing Others' Ideas Can Itself Be Novel and Inventive

Patents that merely repeat pre-existing ideas are invalid – there has to be something novel...

Landlord Repairs Must Be Reasonable, Not Most Economical

A long leasehold tenant has had mixed fortunes in opposing a charge for more than £55,000...

Customer Details Email Leads to Fine for Ex-Employee

When an employee left her recruitment agency employer, she took the dubious step of emailing to...

Type 2 Diabetes and the Definition of Disability

Whilst people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis or HIV are automatically deemed to be...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

In spite of the Equal Pay Act 1970 , which prohibited less favourable treatment between men and...

English Jurisdiction Clauses - Court of Appeal Cracks Down

English law is well-developed, written in the universal business language and the English judicial...

Ignore the Planners and See What Happens

A landlord who decided to go ahead with a property development after the planners had turned it...

Business Sales and Domain Rights

Buying and selling a business can be a complex matter and engaging a professional to make sure...

Corner Shops Under Residential Development Pressure

Convenience stores are a common sight on urban street corners and provide a much valued service,...

New Rules to Prevent Corporate E-Signatures

The law has tried to play 'catch up' with the increasing sophistication of cyber-crime...

Branded Goods Sold Without Authority Can Lead to Prosecution

It is well known that the sale of counterfeit goods is a criminal offence and prosecutions are by...
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