Commercial Client News

Employers – Are You Treating Misconduct Cases Consistently?November 14, 2018

Some forms of workplace misconduct may appear so serious as to obviously justify dismissal as a matter of common sense. However, as an instructive decision...

Resolving Disputes in the BoardroomNovember 8, 2018

Boardroom conflict can often mean directors falling into opposing camps, with deadlock the result. As a High Court decision shows, taking legal advice is often...

Changes to the Definition of HMO – Landlords Take NoteNovember 5, 2018

With burgeoning numbers of students and a continuing housing shortage, residential property for letting has been a popular investment for several years. Many such investments are...

Debranded Goods Still Protected by Trade Mark LawNovember 2, 2018

Products sell for widely differing prices in different national markets and that creates the opportunity for goods to be transferred from a low-price market to...

Registration of Property Owned by Foreign EntitiesOctober 21, 2018

Under draft legislation now in Parliament (the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill), the Government is intending to establish a register of the beneficial ownership of...

Failure to Comply With Order Means Loss of Right to Present Oral EvidenceOctober 17, 2018

When attempting to negotiate any dispute it is important to assemble fully your arguments, so that you can state your case with the greatest vigour,...

Supreme Court Rules in ‘Gay Cake’ CaseOctober 10, 2018

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal to make a cake bearing a slogan in support...

Unilateral Mistake – High Court Rectifies Terms of Commercial LeaseOctober 9, 2018

Signing leases is a serious business and both landlords and tenants are expected to live with their terms, however onerous they may be. However, as...

Private Rental Landlords Facing Double WhammyOctober 1, 2018

Tax changes that affect residential landlords have sparked a massive sell-off, with 133,000 rental properties likely to be sold in the next year according to...

£500,000 or £1 Billion? It’s Just a Matter of TimingSeptember 26, 2018

The recent £500,000 fine for Facebook regarding the transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica was widely criticised as being inadequate (Facebook makes roughly £3.5 million...

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