Commercial Client News

Court Refuses to Act as Referee to Determine Appropriate Repair SchemeSeptember 23, 2018

Anyone who has bought a new build property will be familiar with a 'snag list' of items that should be rectified. Normally these don't present...

Force Majeure Attempt to Avoid Agreement FailsSeptember 20, 2018

Oil exploration is a risky business and industry contracts commonly make provision for unforeseen events that interrupt production – known to lawyers as 'force majeure'....

Tax Mitigation Scheme Failure Proves DisastrousSeptember 11, 2018

Collecting debts is often a long and arduous process, but the use of bankruptcy proceedings can be an effective means of bringing matters to a...

When is a Year More Than a Year?September 5, 2018

When a landlord appointed agents to manage properties in London, it did so under an agreement for 12 months, which was specified to continue on...

Asset Freezing Can be CostlySeptember 2, 2018

Asset freezing injunctions can be a crucial tool in commercial litigation – but applying for them is not for the faint-hearted. If a freezing order...

University Lecturer Strikes Important Blow for Part-time WorkersAugust 30, 2018

In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the fact that the claimant was employed under a zero-hours contract did...

Unitary PatentAugust 27, 2018

Obtaining a patent can be a rather arduous process, and it is therefore not surprising that sometimes thought is not given to the breadth of...

Landlords Caught by Tenant’s Environmental FailingsAugust 21, 2018

A landlord that ignores the potential for problems caused by the activities of its tenant does so at its peril, as a recent case demonstrated...

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...