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Employers - Are You Treating Misconduct Cases Consistently?

Some forms of workplace misconduct may appear so serious as to obviously justify dismissal as a...

Resolving Disputes in the Boardroom

Boardroom conflict can often mean directors falling into opposing camps, with deadlock the result....

Changes to the Definition of HMO - Landlords Take Note

With burgeoning numbers of students and a continuing housing shortage, residential property for...

Debranded Goods Still Protected by Trade Mark Law

Products sell for widely differing prices in different national markets and that creates the...

Whistleblowing - Information or Allegation?

In Cavendish Munro Professional Risks Management Limited v Geduld , the Employment Appeal...

Registration of Property Owned by Foreign Entities

Under draft legislation now in Parliament (the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill), the...

New Guidance on Transfers of Data Abroad

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued new guidance on compliance with the General...

Supreme Court Rules in 'Gay Cake' Case

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal...

If You Agree to Abide by Rules...

Football Association (FA) rules require that, where disputes arise between players' agents and...

£500,000 or £1 Billion? It's Just a Matter of Timing

The recent £500,000 fine for Facebook regarding the transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica...

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...
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