Commercial Client News

Central Arbitration Committee Can Hear Claims Against AcasAugust 19, 2018

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies with more than 50 employees for consulting and informing them on a wide...

Greetings Cards Company Pays Price for Copyright InfringementsAugust 13, 2018

It is only right that those who make commercial use of others' creative ideas without permission should be hit hard in the pocket. Exactly that...

Data Protection LatestJuly 17, 2018

You'd have to be living on Mars not to know that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in force. Its strict provisions must...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?July 12, 2018

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In the absence of an express...

Landlords – Children Count Too!July 9, 2018

When a landlord appealed against his prosecution for breaking a planning enforcement notice with regard to a house in multiple occupation (HMO) he owns, he...

Disability Discrimination – An Expectation to Work Long HoursJuly 1, 2018

In United First Partners Research v Carreras, an employee who had returned to work after he was injured in a cycling accident claimed that a...

Software Company Fails to Lock Out CustomerJune 19, 2018

One aspect of intellectual property (IP) rights that is often not given much thought, but which can be extremely important indeed, is what happens when...

Faulty Electrics Necessitate Lease InterpretationJune 11, 2018

Many commercial leases provide that the formal document represents the entirety of the agreement, superseding any prior agreements that may have been reached. An important...

Bullied Transgender Shop Assistant Wins CompensationMay 22, 2018

There can really be no excuse for a modern employer not to have in place comprehensive anti-discrimination policies that are fully understood by all workers....

HMRC Reliance on Guidance Not JustifiedMay 14, 2018

The various VAT 'flat-rate' schemes were originally set up with the ostensible purpose of simplifying the VAT process for those using them, while being essentially...

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