Commercial Client News

No Money a Reasonable Excuse for Not Paying TaxJuly 31, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are not known for being lenient when it comes to taxpayers who fail to pay taxes, and mere inability to...

Employment Tribunal Fees – Supreme Court Upholds Unison’s ChallengeJuly 31, 2017

The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 introduced fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal (ET) and the Employment...

Employment Tribunal Fees – Supreme Court Upholds Unison’s ChallengeJuly 31, 2017

The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 introduced fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal (ET) and the Employment...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?July 31, 2017

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In a recent case, the Court...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?July 31, 2017

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In a recent case, the Court...

Whistleblowing and the Meaning of ‘In the Public Interest’July 31, 2017

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – inserted provisions into the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) in...

Whistleblowing and the Meaning of ‘In the Public Interest’July 31, 2017

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – inserted provisions into the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) in...

‘Good Work’ – The Taylor ReviewJuly 31, 2017

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, a former policy chief to Tony Blair, to look at how employment practices need to change...

‘Good Work’ – The Taylor ReviewJuly 31, 2017

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, a former policy chief to Tony Blair, to look at how employment practices need to change...

Shape Change Not InventiveJuly 26, 2017

For a patent to be valid, it is not sufficient that it is simply something new. There has to be an inventive step over the...