Commercial Client News

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...

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...