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Force Majeure Attempt to Avoid Agreement Fails

Oil exploration is a risky business and industry contracts commonly make provision for unforeseen...

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who...

When is a Year More Than a Year?

When a landlord appointed agents to manage properties in London, it did so under an agreement for...

Asset Freezing Can be Costly

Asset freezing injunctions can be a crucial tool in commercial litigation – but applying for...

Unitary Patent

Obtaining a patent can be a rather arduous process, and it is therefore not surprising that...

Landlords Caught by Tenant's Environmental Failings

A landlord that ignores the potential for problems caused by the activities of its tenant does so...

Central Arbitration Committee Can Hear Claims Against Acas

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies...

Non-Disclosure is Fault of Policyholder Not Brokers

It is no real surprise that insurers are often not wildly enthusiastic about paying claims and...

The 'Final Straw' and Constructive Dismissal

It is an implied term of any contract of employment that an employer should not act in a way that...

Registered Your PSCs Yet?

Every UK company is required to identify the people who are 'persons with significant control'...

Dealing With Employee References

Contrary to popular belief, except in certain sectors (e.g. education and financial services),...

New Planning Rules to Benefit Developers

Obtaining planning permission is often a tricky process and the delight in getting permission can...

Oral Contract Variation Invalid, Rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has decided a case which will be of significance to anyone who is used to...

Data Protection Latest

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

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,...
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