Commercial Client News

Court Ruling Boosts HMRC’s Cross-Border PowersApril 24, 2019

National boundaries pose little or no obstacle to tax evasion. The Court of Appeal made that point in an important ruling which has greatly boosted...

Air Quality Targets and the Planning Regime – Court of Appeal Test CaseApril 22, 2019

The Government is duty-bound by European law to ensure that specified air quality standards are met as quickly as possible. However, the Court of Appeal...

Equal Pay Comparability – Supermarket Workers Win Important VictoryApril 14, 2019

In Asda Stores Limited v Brierley, the question before the Court of Appeal was whether or not thousands of women who worked at Asda's retail...

Balancing Noise Nuisance Against the Needs of Industry – High Court RulingApril 9, 2019

Industrial processes can be noisy and those responsible for them frequently worry that complaints from neighbouring residents will affect their businesses. However, as a High...

Even Highly Offensive Workplace Banter May Not Amount to HarassmentApril 7, 2019

Irreverent and foul-mouthed banter is commonplace in some working environments and does not necessarily amount to harassment or victimisation. An Employment Tribunal (ET) made that...

Online Selling – What About the VAT?April 4, 2019

It is often optimistically considered that trading on eBay and similar online sales platforms is effectively outside the tax system. That, of course, is not...

Doing an Important Business Deal? Make Sure You Get it in Writing!April 1, 2019

The existence of oral agreements is easily asserted but very hard to prove, and that is one good reason why important deals should be in...

Look Before You Leap With Trade NamesMarch 27, 2019

The first Intellectual Property Enterprise Court case heard outside London took place recently, when the court sat in Birmingham at the request of both parties...

Trading in the Winter Period – A Cautionary Note for LandlordsMarch 21, 2019

Weak economic growth and increasing competition is still wreaking havoc in the High Street and the quarter that starts in January is often make or...

Licence Revocation Threat Averted by Prompt ActionMarch 15, 2019

Government regulatory decisions can have an instant and catastrophic impact on businesses, but prompt legal action can ensure that such damage is not unfairly inflicted....

Page 1 of 19112345Next ›Last »