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Construction Act ChangesJune 8, 2017

On 1 October 2011, changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (normally called the Construction Act) came...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement AgeJune 8, 2017

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an...

Consumer Rights UpdateJune 8, 2017

Businesses that deal with members of the public are reminded that the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which received the Royal...

Dealing With Breach of PatentJune 8, 2017

When you discover that a business has breached your patent, what should you do? The answer to this question has two...

Mother Suffered Discrimination After Part-Time Return From Maternity LeaveJune 8, 2017

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against or treat a woman unfavourably because of her pregnancy, or...

Cocktail of Drugs Not Sufficient to Overturn WillJune 7, 2017

Disputes about the validity of wills frequently centre on allegations that the deceased lacked 'mental capacity' when they created a...

Engineers Must Pay for Defective Design of Seaside Storm CulvertJune 7, 2017

Contract arbitrators' decisions are meant to be final and challenging them is always an uphill struggle. This point was illustrated...

High Court Encourages Social Workers to Make Use of FacebookJune 7, 2017

In the Internet era, it is wholly acceptable to use Facebook or other social media to make contact with those...

New prospectus regulation mark-upJune 6, 2017

On the 16th of May the European Council adopted the new Prospectus Regulation. This will bring many changes and some...

Kerman & Co advises AIM-quoted Empyrean Energy PLCMay 24, 2017

The Corporate & Capital Markets team of Kerman & Co advised AIM-quoted client Empyrean Energy (AIM: EME), an energy resource...

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