Commercial Client News

High Court Stamps on Illicit Live Streaming of Boxing Matches OnlineDecember 13, 2018

Unauthorised online streaming of major sporting events, depriving organisers of their legitimate revenues, is ever on the increase. However, as a case in which the...

Vicarious Liability – Impromptu Post Christmas Party GatheringDecember 11, 2018

Employers can be found vicariously liable for the actions of their staff when these occur in the course of their employment, which can include during...

Landlord Succeeds in Challenge to HMO Licence FeeDecember 10, 2018

An increasing number of local authorities run licensing regimes to ensure the quality of accommodation provided in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). An important High...

Failure to Have a Social Media Policy Can be CostlyDecember 5, 2018

Firms that do not have a social media policy in place should give consideration to introducing one and taking steps to make it part of...

Staff Christmas Parties – Don’t Take Unnecessary Risks!December 4, 2018

A Christmas party is a chance for staff to relax and enjoy each other's company. It's also a wonderful opportunity for employees to celebrate their...

The Rules on Time Limits for Employment Tribunal ClaimsDecember 4, 2018

An employee wishing to bring an unfair dismissal claim must do so within three months of their effective date of termination. Time limits for presenting...

Shareholders to be Liable for Company Tax?November 29, 2018

One of the motivations for setting up a limited company is that the risk for the shareholders is limited to the investment they have made...

Restrictive Covenants Are Not Necessarily InsurmountableNovember 23, 2018

Property title deeds often contain restrictions on future use of the land and one of the most common is a requirement that only one house...

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...