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Government Makes Tendering Process Easier

The complexity and length of the tendering process for government contracts has for many years...

Parental Bereavement Bill Published

Employers are not currently required to give paid leave to grieving parents. Section 57A(1) of the...

Do You Know Who Actually Owns the Patents You Depend On?

A great many companies depend on patents for their profitability, and doubts over ownership of...

Breach of Contract - Court Takes Commercial Approach

Making the right decisions in the immediate aftermath of a breach of contract is of critical...

'Pre-Pack' Administration and TUPE

Whilst the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) operate...

Landlord's Motivation for Work Not in Point, Rules Court

A recent case decided by the High Court will (if not overturned on appeal) have potential...

Recovery of Cross-Border Debts

Firms and people who fail to pay their bills are a significant nuisance for any business, but when...

GDPR - ICO Consults on Written Contracts

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply to all EU member states from...

Court Robust in Protection of Motor Giant Trade Mark

Motor giant BMW, challenging a decision over the use of its trade mark with which it disagreed,...

Student Bedsits Are Not 'Separate Dwellings'

In a decision of great importance to landlords of student accommodation , a tribunal has found...

GDPR Guide and Steps to Take

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive data protection regime which will...

Court of Appeal Applies Commercial Clarity to Contract Terms

Large construction or maintenance projects rarely proceed without at least a few surprises and the...

Failing to Plan Ahead Creates Problems for Family Companies

Although no one likes to think about their own death, failing to be prepared for all eventualities...

Place Name Trade Mark Prevents Confusion

Newspapers periodically contain stories about the restrictions on use of terms that are...

SIPPs and Your Business Property

The Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) was introduced in order to give people far more control...

Small Data Protection Glitch Produces Big Financial Loss

When a local council published information in connection with a family's planning application for...

Landlord Faces Six-Figure Bill for Notice to Quit Error

Correct service of legal documents may seem like a technicality to non-lawyers, but it is of...

Social Housing Company Not Guilty of Age Discrimination

In the context of a redundancy process, in which workers competed with one another in order to...

Free Advice Given and No Contract? You May Be Liable

Any professional will know that there are many people who like to have free advice, and whilst...

It Was Wrong, But Whose Fault Was It?

When a person takes professional advice and a loss follows, it is normal to look for compensation...

Sleeping at Work and the National Minimum Wage

Whether or not a worker who is on call at their employer's premises but who is allowed to sleep...

Shape Change Not Inventive

For a patent to be valid, it is not sufficient that it is simply something new. There has to be an...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain...

'Good Work' - The Taylor Review

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, a former policy chief to Tony...
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