Commercial Client News

Auto-Enrolment – Increase in Minimum Required Contribution LevelsMarch 16, 2018

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK has a duty to enrol certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. Employers...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A ReminderMarch 15, 2018

Whilst the BBC has recently headlined the news on the topic of differences in pay between male and female employees, it is important to remember...

In Principle Planning PermissionMarch 12, 2018

One of the bugbears of UK planning law has always been that a lot of work has to be done before a planning application can...

Serving Companies with Legal Documents – High Court GuidanceMarch 9, 2018

Although companies are independent entities in law, they can only act through natural persons and serving a company with a legal document can therefore be...

Veteran Car Salesman Wins Damages for TUPE BreachMarch 7, 2018

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when their...

Property Rights Wrangle Ends Up in CourtMarch 1, 2018

Dense tangles of rights of way, easements and other property rights are inevitable in the rabbit warren of heavily populated cities and are a common...

Absolute Discretion Has LimitsFebruary 14, 2018

Construction disputes are a rich source of argument in the courts, and where the contract affords one party a 'discretion' with regard to its rights...

E-Signature ConsultationFebruary 12, 2018

Under the Law Commissions Act 1965, the Law Commission is required to submit programmes of law reform to the Lord Chancellor. The latest topics put forward...

Get it Right First Time or Face Tax ConsequencesJanuary 31, 2018

When managing taxes, there can be few errors as expensive as failing to register for VAT if you should have done so, as a recent...

Act When You Think You May Have a Claim, Not When You Know For CertainJanuary 22, 2018

The time to seek legal advice when you think something may be wrong is when you first have a concern, not later on when you...