Commercial Client News

Recovery of Cross-Border DebtsSeptember 28, 2017

Firms and people who fail to pay their bills are a significant nuisance for any business, but when the debtor is abroad, there may be...

Court Robust in Protection of Motor Giant Trade MarkSeptember 26, 2017

Motor giant BMW, challenging a decision over the use of its trade mark with which it disagreed, has won its appeal in the Court of...

The Role of Companions at Disciplinary and Grievance HearingsAugust 28, 2017

Under the Employment Relations Act 1999 a worker has the right to be accompanied by a fellow worker or trade union representative at an internal...

SIPPs and Your Business PropertyAugust 24, 2017

The Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) was introduced in order to give people far more control over how their pension pots are invested and have proven...

Small Data Protection Glitch Produces Big Financial LossAugust 22, 2017

When a local council published information in connection with a family's planning application for building works, it failed to think through the consequences of its...

Intention the Key in Claiming Loss ReliefAugust 21, 2017

Tax law allows trading losses to be relieved against other income in a variety of ways, and although there is complexity in that law, the...

Landlord Faces Six-Figure Bill for Notice to Quit ErrorAugust 16, 2017

Correct service of legal documents may seem like a technicality to non-lawyers, but it is of crucial importance and should only be entrusted to professionals....

Free Advice Given and No Contract? You May Be LiableAugust 8, 2017

Any professional will know that there are many people who like to have free advice, and whilst this is seldom proffered in a social setting...

Sleeping at Work and the National Minimum WageAugust 3, 2017

Whether or not a worker who is on call at their employer's premises but who is allowed to sleep when their services are not required...

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...