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You'd have to be living on Mars not to know that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

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

Landlords - Children Count Too!

When a landlord appealed against his prosecution for breaking a planning enforcement notice with...

Debt Management Company Investigation Brings Bans

There was a certain irony to a recent report that the directors of a debt management company...

The Taxation of Termination Payments

The rules governing the taxation of termination payments have been tightened with effect from 6...

Oral Contract Existed as a Matter of Fact

When a decision is made as to what the facts are in a particular case, the judgment regarding...

Software Company Fails to Lock Out Customer

One aspect of intellectual property (IP) rights that is often not given much thought, but which...

Director Address Disclosures - Changes

Recent changes have made it easier for company directors to withhold disclosure of their private...

Workplace Whistleblowing Protection

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act...

Faulty Electrics Necessitate Lease Interpretation

Many commercial leases provide that the formal document represents the entirety of the agreement,...

Do You Understand Your Duties as a Director?

Directors have a wide range of legal duties that do not always coincide with their own interests,...

Agency Law Gives No Recourse to Dumped Software Reseller

Under law which originated in the EU, agents of firms have considerable protection if their agency...

One Reasonable Condition is Sufficient for Landlord

When a tenant wishes to assign a lease, it is usual for the landlord's consent to be required, and...

Bullied Transgender Shop Assistant Wins Compensation

There can really be no excuse for a modern employer not to have in place comprehensive...

Are You Ready for the World Cup?

The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup starts...

Failure to Address Expert Report Proves Costly

When a tenant of industrial land failed to adhere to a notice to quit the premises, the landlord...

Mental Health Awareness Week - Acas Guidance for Employers

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health...

GDPR - ICO Launches Awareness Campaign for Micro-Businesses

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and comes...

Breach of Contract Claim Defeated Quickly

Some breach of contract claims are stronger than others, but even groundless cases come to court...

Settlement Agreements and the Date of Termination

Where there is an existing employment dispute, the communications that take place in order to...

Tenants Succeed in Avoiding Insurance Charges

When tenants discovered that their landlord had bought insurance over their flats, including the...

Words, Not Intention, Determine Meaning of Contract

When disputes arise over the meaning of a contract, it is usual for the court to look first at...

Director Who Helped Herself Faces Music

It is hardly surprising that directors of companies that face insolvency often wish to recoup...

Court of Appeal Uses Real World Valuation Principles

An empty office block in Blackpool was given a rateable value (RV) of £490,000 by the local...

Perceived Disability Discrimination

Under the Equality Act 2010 , direct discrimination occurs when the reason for a person being...

Incomplete Partnership Arrangements Lead to Court Appearance

When new partners are being introduced into a partnership, it is wise to finalise the arrangements...
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