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Trading in the Winter Period – A Cautionary Note for LandlordsMarch 21, 2019

Weak economic growth and increasing competition is still wreaking havoc in the High Street and the quarter that starts in January is often make or...

Licence Revocation Threat Averted by Prompt ActionMarch 15, 2019

Government regulatory decisions can have an instant and catastrophic impact on businesses, but prompt legal action can ensure that such damage is not unfairly inflicted....

Just Because a Debt is Small…February 26, 2019

Many people think that the costs and difficulty of litigation mean that it is not worth pursuing relatively small debts. However, a High Court case...

Court of Appeal Guidance on Use of Pay Less NoticesFebruary 18, 2019

When a construction dispute arises and a pay less notice is issued, the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 requires that the notice should...

Trade Marks and the Territorial Limits on the High Court’s JurisdictionFebruary 15, 2019

UK and EU trade marks are a highly effective means of protecting your brand – but they are subject to territorial limits. The High Court...

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A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules 2015

Landlords with tenants who occupy their premises under assured shorthold tenancies will be affected by changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015, which received the...

Bank Deposit Protection Rules for Businesses : Guide

The levels of protection available for different investments underwritten by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) are detailed on their website. The FSCS protects the deposits...

Bribery Act Guidance

The Government provides guidance for businesses on complying with the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011. The Act was originally...

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